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CRDA Announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Development Association announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference. "VO-CON" will be held in Vancouver, BC on October 22-23. VO-CON's mandate is "Exploring The Business Of Vacations". The event will bring vacation ownership industry executives together for one-and-a-half days of networking and learning. To be profiled as an official sponsor or speaker, please click read more.
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Timeshare scam tips
Main Street
When Robert Burk received a phone call from Timeshare Mega Media in 2009 about selling his Lake Tahoe timeshare, the electronics engineer jumped at the opportunity. "I was unemployed at the time, and they offered to resell it for $22,000," said Burke who originally purchased the $14,000 timeshare in exchange for one week in the condo every other year.
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Finding a vacation home
The Chronicle Herald
I've got my feet up, sunglasses on, book in hand and the waves of the beach lapping in the background in my mind. In an ideal world, we would all have that beachfront vacation spot we escape to every weekend, if only we had more beaches and more free time. That's the excuse I seem to fall back on whenever I see my neighbours packing up the car for a holiday in their little slice of heaven.
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RCI recognized again as one of the best places to work in Mexico and as a socially responsible company
Wyndham
RCI Mexico received two important distinctions during the first half of 2013. The global leader in vacation exchange was named one of the best places to work in Mexico for the seventh year in a row and was also recognized by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy.
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The St. George's Club in Bermuda signs with Interval International
Market Watch
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group 0.00 per cent, and The St. George's Club, announced that the exclusive shared ownership resort, The St. George's Club, has joined the Interval International network. The property is situated on Rose Hill overlooking the picturesque town of St. George and its historic harbor.
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Vacation rental scam hits Vancouver
Huffington Post
A Vancouver woman says internet fraudsters are using photos and information about her condo to scam vacationers, and the police say there isn't much they can do. Heidi Rahn was shocked to see her Kelowna vacation condo ad listed almost word-for-word on Craigslist, for much less than the rate she charges, and with someone else's contact information.
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Cuba looks to undo decades of poorly planned coastal development
Windsor Star
After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic. The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile.
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Timeshare scam tips
Main Street
When Robert Burk received a phone call from Timeshare Mega Media in 2009 about selling his Lake Tahoe timeshare, the electronics engineer jumped at the opportunity.

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Some employers letting workers buy, sell vacation time
CBC News
Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their workers to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in managing their time off.

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Interval International sponsors 2013 Amdetur conference
Interval News
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group is a sponsor of the 27th Annual Convention of the Mexican Resort Development Association to be held June 19-21 in Mexico City.

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Donald Trump set to lend his name to Vancouver hotel-condo tower
The Province
What's in a name? If you're Donald Trump, it's a $500 million hotel and condo tower. The most famous comb-over in the world announced plans for a press conference in Vancouver, confirming reports earlier this year that the business magnate would lend his name to a new downtown Vancouver tower.
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Resort development's comeback
Urban Lands
Far from the gloomy tone of last year's discussion on the same topic, lifestyle resort developers at ULI's 2013 Spring Meeting in San Diego were saying: "Viva Mexico!" and touting the success of developments from Virginia to Montana to Hawaii.
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Luxury resorts one thousand ocean sells top 5 units in 90 days
The Real Deal
The fifth and final penthouse at One Thousand Ocean, a luxury condominium in Boca Raton that dates back seven years, capping off a whirlwind sales streak at the building and a substantial marketing campaign to save a project from the previous boom from going belly-up.
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Home sales pick up in resort towns in signs of recovery's staying power
Skift
Leslie and Scott Tyree backed out of a contract in 2011 to buy a weekend place in South Carolina, fearing they'd be anchored to a sinking market for second homes. This year, the West Virginia couple pounced on a listing in the same resort town without visiting the property.
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Hilton's flagship hotel brand makes lake Las Vegas debut
RCI Ventures
Hilton Worldwide recently announced the opening of the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The resort is a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Located within the 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas master-planned resort community, Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired resort just 20 miles from the Las Vegas strip.
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Confidence in MGM Resorts future climbing
Las Vegas Review Journal
Clearly, MGM Resorts International's planned $2.5 billion development on Macau's Cotai Strip has Wall Street excited. Lately, analysts are giving the company credit for its fundamentals on the Strip. Even CityCenter. J.P. Morgan gaming analyst Joe Greff recently conducted investor meetings with MGM Resorts representatives, including Chief Financial Officer Dan D'Arrigo.
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