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RCI's Global Exchange Network welcomes 30 newly affiliated properties in first quarter
Inside The Gate
RCI added more than 30 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first quarter of 2015. The newly affiliated properties include resorts in Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and North America.
Canada deal momentum to continue in 2015
Hotel News Now
The Canadian hotel industry's expanding pool of opportunities and growing diversity of buyers and sellers has resulted in another year of strong transaction volumes, according to panelists at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.
During the opening session titled "Big country, big changes, big deals," panelists discussed what fueled nearly 1.5 billion dollars in hotel transactions during 2014.
staySky Vacation Clubs ready for banner travel season with 4 resorts in top U.S. destination
The 2014 United States tourism numbers are in, and Orlando, FL, is once again the nation's top tourist destination. The City Beautiful welcomed 62 million visitors in 2014, up five per cent from 2013, making it the first U.S. destination ever to surpass 60 million annual visitors. Orlando's blockbuster visitation produced a record 32 million room nights sold last year.
Canada luxury resort communities on the rise
World Property Journal
When you think of thriving destinations for golf resort and residential communities, the Sun Belt naturally comes to mind first — places like Florida, California and Arizona — not our international neighbors to the North. But the Okanagan Valley, a relatively unknown high-desert region of British Columbia, Canada, has made great strides in becoming one of the world's leading getaways for golf, wine and attractive real estate opportunities for both Canadians and non-Canadians.
$22 million Whistler chalet could be Canada's most expensive vacation home
A Whistler Real Estate agent has listed what could turn out to be Canada's priciest vacation property — if it sells.
The 9,800-square foot, ten-bedroom luxury home has been listed for $22 million by John Ryan.
Wyndham Extra Holidays invites travellers to hit the road this summer during SummerFest Fun Sale
Inside The Gate
Wyndham Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), is now offering special travel deals to more than 30 destinations this summer during the Wyndham Extra Holidays SummerFest Fun Sale.
With so many activities and events taking place around the country this summer, including food, music and cultural festivals, it's time to hit the road and make plans to stay at a Wyndham Extra Holidays resort.
Is Starwood for sale?
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that its Board of Directors has determined to explore a full range of strategic and financial alternatives to increase shareholder value, and has retained Lazard to assist in the process.
Bruce W. Duncan, Chairman of the Board, said, "Our Board has always been focused on maximizing long-term shareholder value, and this is a time of enormous opportunity and change in our industry."
What does the California drought mean for the hospitality community?
As you have probably heard in the news lately, California is experiencing its worst drought in recorded history. There was less rainfall in 2013 than in any year since California became a state 165 years ago. Precipitation and snowpack levels remain well below average, and there does not appear to be an end in sight.
NYC's first ever crowd-funded condo project launches sales
NY Daily News
For once, the profits from the sale of pricey condos won't only enrich the developer.
New York City's first crowd-funded condo project, partially financed by investors who chipped in as little as $50,000 for a share, is about to hit the market, with apartment prices starting at $1.2 million, the Daily News has learned.
6 Unlimited Vacation Club resorts receive TripAdvisor 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards
Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts is pleased to announce that six of its properties have earned a total of 15 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards so far in 2015. The accolades reflect the unbiased reviews of travelers across the globe on TripAdvisor.
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador: Airbnb a risky business that impacts tourism industry
Unregulated accommodations across the province, like highly popular Airbnb, are jeopardizing the success of the province's tourism industry, according to Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador.
Online home-sharing service Airbnb connects travellers with hosts who will rent out their unused spaces to strangers for a nightly price.
DAE Invitational Golf Classic returns to Taupo in May
Worldwide timeshare exchange company, DAE, is hosting its second annual DAE Invitational Golf Classic in Taupo, New Zealand, from May 10-14.
It follows on from the success of last year's inaugural tournament, which saw around 70 local and international players take part in the five-day friendly tournament, with close to 100 expected this year.
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