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CRDA Announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference
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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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A dockside slowdown hits cottage country real estate
The Globe and Mail
The bleak weather in Ontario's cottage country this year has made many cottagers gloomy, but none more so than the owners hoping to entice prospective buyers to their rocky shores. "This has to be the worst late winter-spring-going into summer I have ever seen," says Muskoka-based realtor Anita Latner.
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Interval travel among princess cruises top producing agencies in North America
Interval International
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced that Interval Travel has achieved Strategic Partner status with Princess Cruise Lines for the 12th consecutive year. This milestone places the agency in an elite group of revenue producers in the U.S. and Canada. "We're extremely pleased to be honored by Princess Cruises, a leader in the premium cruise segment," said Raul Estrada, Interval's senior vice president of global member services.
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Concord Servicing Corporation joins RCI Affiliate Access Program
RCI
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, announced a new agreement with Concord Servicing Corporation to offer discounted financial services to RCI's affiliated resorts through the recently branded RCI Affiliate Access program. Concord Servicing Corporation is a well-respected financial institution in the U.S. and Latin America that manages loan servicing and collections. As part of the offers available to RCI affiliates through RCI Affiliate Access, Concord Servicing Corporation will offer a discount on their resources.
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Occidental Vacation Club offers yacht club membership
Inside the Gate
Occidental Vacation Club, a full service, all-inclusive timeshare company, has expanded the experiential portion of its multi destination Club to include an optional Yacht Club Membership. The Yacht Club Membership is offered as an addition to First Club and Grand Level members and includes a four to six hour cruise from Punta Cana, Riviera Maya area or Aruba.
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Kelowna man loses $60,000 in timeshare scam
Global News
A warning from police for timeshare owners. RCMP say a 79-year-old Kelowna, B.C., man recently reported a huge financial loss after snapping up an offer to sell his timeshare. "The man was approached by a timeshare re-seller, World Wide Timeshare Properties, with an offer to sell his timeshare properties." says Kris Clark with the Kelowna RCMP.
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A dockside slowdown hits cottage country real estate
The Globe and Mail
The bleak weather in Ontario's cottage country this year has made many cottagers gloomy, but none more so than the owners hoping to entice prospective buyers to their rocky shores.

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Real estate is booming in Vegas, but it may be too late
CBS News
If you've been waiting to buy a home, you may have waited too long, at least as far as mortgage rates go. The 30-year-fixed rate rose to 4.61 per cent, the highest since April 2011.

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Report: Strong growth to continue for U.K. tourism
RCI Ventures
London Tower BridgeThings are looking good for the U.K. tourism industry. In the wake of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, the U.K.'s tourism figures continue to look buoyant.

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Pueblo Bonito: Family fun in number 1 top family hotel in Mexico
Inside the Gate
Travel and Leisure announced that their readers have voted Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán Resort as the number one World's Best Hotel for Families 2013. Travel and Leisure's circulation nears the million mark. Such an honor by a highly circulated magazine is a tremendous advantage for all of Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas properties.
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Majority of Canadians planning a summer vacation
Advisor.ca
The majority of Canadians surveyed are planning to take a vacation this summer, at an average cost of $1,600, according to a CIBC poll conducted by Leger. 56 per cent of Canadians surveyed are taking a vacation during July and August, similar to the 55 per cent finding from the same poll in 2012.
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The Residences at Hacienda Encantada in Los Cabos reveals plans for development
Inside the Gate
Hacienda Encantada announced to members that they will be developing luxury villas that are going to be promoted as fractional membership options, which will be known as The Residences at Hacienda Encantada. The newest top residence club in Cabo is going to be none other than the residences, members and travelers alike are all abuzz with information about the floor plans and amenities of these premiere villas.
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How to own a boat without owning a boat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tom O. Hansen, a marketing executive, walked into the Fort Lauderdale, FL, boat show in 2003 and did what many boat enthusiasts do, he gawked at a dream yacht, in this case an 85-foot Azimut that cost $4.5 million. Then he did something less common, he signed up to own part of it with seven other wealthy men who had never had to share a boat before.
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Island resorts for sustainable tourism
Fiji Times Online
Island resorts in the Mamanuca Group have continuously endorsed programs to sustain tourism and environmental conservation. And a popular getaway has risen to the challenge of raising awareness of sustainable tourism by engaging tourists in its environmental activities. Castaway Island Resort general manager Kevin Andrews said the Mamanuca Environmental Society was working with other properties and were progressing well over the past few years.
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TrackResults Software announces timeshare industry net VPG
Inside the Gate
TrackResults Software, known in the timeshare industry for providing instant sales and marketing analytics with insights delivered in real time, has announced its May results for Average VPG Net Processable sales. Timeshare clients using Track Results dashboards and analytics to aid fact-based decision-making in the sales and marketing arena report an average VPG (Volume Per Guest) of $3764.00. Travel Clubs are coming in at $1111.00. The figures exclude pending transactions which became good and trade-ins, as well as equities.
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