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CRDA Conference Registration + Membership = Great Savings
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Conference will be held 23-24 September 2014 at Pantages, a Skyline Hotel that is just steps away from Downtown Toronto's art, entertainment and shopping districts, and is considered among the leading boutique hotels in the city. The annual conference, which alternates between locations in Eastern and Western Canada, will be extended from the previous one-day format into a two-day event comprising of a half day networking activity and a day and a half of debates and educational sessions, providing invaluable opportunities to spend time exploring business opportunities with Canadian and International attendees.
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RCI ConnectSM platform puts efficient data management and cost savings at affiliates' fingertips
Inside The Gate
RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, recently announced that it has partnered with SS&C's TimeShareWare, one of the industry's leading property management system (PMS) companies, to offer the convenience and cost savings benefits of its RCI ConnectSM platform to even more RCI® affiliated resorts. The automated transaction reporting platform now also offers improved enrollment processing and maintenance fee pass through capabilities.
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Wyndham Worldwide reports second quarter 2014 earnings
Inside The Gate
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. "We delivered strong results in the second quarter, improving upon the positive trends from the first quarter," said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO.
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Interval Leisure Group to announce second quarter 2014 financial results and host conference call on Aug. 5, 2014
Inside The Gate
Interval Leisure Group will release its second quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Interval Leisure Group will also host a related conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET that same day, accessible via telephone and the Internet.
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Travel Services prohibited from doing business in Massachusetts under settlement with AG Coakley's office
Inside The Gate
Illinois-based Travel Services and its principals have agreed to a $50,000 judgment that permanently prohibits them from selling and marketing vacation club memberships in Massachusetts, settling claims that they sold over-priced memberships by using high-pressure sales tactics and misrepresenting the value and benefit of memberships to consumers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced recently.
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Zillow-Trulia merger could finally change real estate business
SFGate
Despite the multitude of online real estate websites, buying a home today remains stubbornly anachronistic, with dual real estate agents, proliferating fees and reams of old-fashioned paper documents. Now two of the leading real estate websites are merging — Zillow, the Seattle site known for assigning a "Zestimate" to home values, is buying San Francisco's Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies said.
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FTC obtains court orders banning defendants from selling timeshare resale services
Inside The Gate
The defendants behind three deceptive timeshare resale operations are banned from selling timeshare property resale services under settlements resolving charges that they lured consumers into paying hefty up-front fees, falsely claiming they had prospective buyers for properties they wanted to sell. The settlements stem from a crackdown on travel and timeshare resale fraud last year involving 28 states and law enforcement agencies in 10 other countries.
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A.G. Schneiderman announces court order barring sales in Manhattan Club Timeshare Hotel
Inside The Gate
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced that he obtained a court order halting sales of timeshare interests at the Manhattan Club, a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

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2013 banner year for U.S. vacation timeshare industry
Hospitality Net
The U.S. timeshare industry enjoyed significant growth in 2013, according to the State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study 2014 Edition conducted by Ernst & Young.

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Is buying a vacation home a smart investment in the age of Airbnb?
MainStreet
Vacation homes sound like a luxury for only the wealthiest among us. And it's true—most vacation homebuyers earn significantly more than the national median income, and almost half make an all-cash purchase, based on a recent study from the National Association of Realtors.

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Travel To Go names summer's hot top destinations
Travel To Go
Travel To Go, with the help of its nearly 100,000 loyal members has named its top summer destinations of the year. To insure that Travel To Go's mission of "Making Dreams Come True" is achieved, thousands of affordable vacation opportunities in popular vacation areas are available. According to Travel To Go members, the top three travel destinations of summer are Orlando, FL, Branson, MO and Oceanside, CA.
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staySky Hotels & Resorts launches new vacation club
Perspective Magazine
Florida-based hotelier and Management Company, staySky Hotels & Resorts recently announced its entry into the popular vacation ownership industry with the launch of staySky Vacation Club. Four of the hotel group's properties were included in the new vacation club, with a primary sales center at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando.
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Keith Trowbridge of Executive Quest to attend September Canadian Resort Conference in Toronto
PRWeb
Keith W. Trowbridge, Ph.D., President and CEO of Executive Quest, an executive search firm specializing in the timeshare/vacation ownership industry, will be attending the upcoming Canadian Resort Conference, Sept. 23 and 24, 2014. "I support the timeshare/vacation ownership industry worldwide," said Trowbridge, "but I've shared my life and my career mostly between Canada and the United States."
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DAE Europe presents the 'Welcome Home' campaign
The Timeshare Authority
DAE Europe introduced a new "Welcome Home" campaign. The Welcome Home program is an email campaign used to improve customer satisfaction. Shortly after a member returns from a trip booked through DAE's timeshare exchange program they will receive an email. This email will not only welcome a guest back home, but allow them to provide feedback on their experience.
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How to safeguard social media accounts for timeshare resorts and travel clubs
Inside The Gate
One of the biggest issues that the reputation management firm of Reputation Maxx sees continuously with many of its timeshare and travel club clients is that they have been locked out of their social media accounts. Most commonly, these accounts will include Facebook, Twitter, and numerous others including Slideshare, LinkedIn and many more of the highest-ranking web 2.0 sites on the web.
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Timeshare advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com reports increased offers for Q2
Inside The Gate
Offer figures released for the second quarter of 2014 by online timeshare resale advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com show a substantial increase in the number of offers placed to buy or rent timeshare through the company website. Timeshare owners seeking to sell or rent their vacation ownership interval on the resale market advertise on the BuyaTimeshare.com website in order to promote their interest online, with the company's industry-leading marketing efforts resulting in top placements on key search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.
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