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CRDA announces Second Annual Cornerstone Award
Perspective Magazine
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry in Canada and throughout the world, is now taking nominations for their prestigious annual Cornerstone Award. This coveted award recognizes innovators in the vacation ownership industry and entry is open to any company, Home Owners Association, individual or vacation ownership project.
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DAE confirms Bronze Sponsorship of Canadian Resort Conference
INTUITION by Perspective Group
Worldwide vacation exchange provider, DAE is delighted to confirm that it will be a Bronze sponsor and an Exhibitor at the Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2014), taking place on September 23-24 at the Pantages Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Canada. As the largest privately owned exchange provider in the world, DAE offers the world's only free exchange membership, servicing over one million timeshare owners and 500,000 direct members.
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Holiday Systems International confirms as exhibitor at Canadian Resort Conference
Inside The Gate
Custom Solutions provider, Holiday Systems International (HSI) returns to Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2014) to promote their diverse products and services to the resort community. Holiday Systems International (HSI) has confirmed it will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2014), taking place at the Pantages Skyline Hotel in Toronto on September 23-24, 2014.
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Skyline Vacation Club confirms Gold Sponsorship for CRC 2014
Inside The Gate
Skyline Vacation Club has confirmed a Gold level sponsorship for the Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2014) that is to be held Sept. 23-24 in Toronto. Skyline Vacation Club, a newly launched brand of Toronto based Skyline International Development provides its members' access to a unique collection of resorts and boutique hotels that offer more than just a place to stay; they offer a complete experience.
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CRDA Conference Registration + Membership = Great Savings
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Conference will be held September 23-24, 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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Vacation ownership (timeshare) industry research report: 2014 edition
Inside The Gate
Vacation ownership, also known as timeshare, continues to lead in the hospitality and leisure industry with steady growth, as the large part of the industry's constant innovation developed in response to consumer lifestyle needs and vacation preferences. It is one of the most evolving and profitable sectors in the hospitality market, holding vast growth potential.
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RCI expands holiday exchange network with 2 affiliations in Yunnan, China
RDO
RCI recently welcomed two new affiliated resorts in China to its holiday exchange network. The new properties are Shangri-La Tusifu Resort in Shangri-La County, and Xishuangbanna Resort in Xishuangbanna Prefecture, both in Yunnan Province, China. The signing of these agreements expands RCI's portfolio of resorts in China to more than 50 properties.
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PATA renews partnership with TripAdvisor
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced the extension of its strategic partnership with TripAdvisor. The strategic partnership will facilitate further engagement on joint initiatives in publishing, research, surveys, events and advocacy.

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Sunchaser Resort Timeshare owners are successful overturning judgment against them
Inside The Gate
The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in an appeal brought by several hundred timeshare owners at the Sunchaser Vacation Resort in Fairmont Hot Springs.

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Is buying a vacation home a smart investment in the age of Airbnb?
MainStreet
With sites like Airbnb and VRBO on the rise, the idea of owning a second home and renting it out for profit might seem appealing, even if you aren't part of the one per cent. But before you start shopping for the perfect beach house, here's what you need to consider.

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Sea to SKi Vacations and Wunder Family ordered to pay $7 million and cease operations
Inside The Gate
Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey ordered Sea to Ski Vacations and its owners Andrew Wunder, Bethany Wunder, Christian Wunder, and Stephen Wunder, (a/k/a Mark Dutell, Stephen Andrews, Michael Miller, Andrew Stephens, and Bethany Gonsowski), to pay more than $7 million in penalties and restitution to consumers for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, Judge McGahey prohibited the Wunders from owning, managing, or operating travel-related businesses again because of their deceptive business practices.
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Wyndham Worldwide renews its vacation ownership receivables conduit facility
The Wall Street Journal
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation recently announced that its securitized timeshare receivables conduit facility was renewed through August 2016. The two-year facility bears interest based on commercial paper rates plus a spread or the LIBOR rate plus a spread.
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Internet escrow company ordered to cease and desist
Inside The Gate
Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance, has announced the issuance of a cease-and-desist order against a company using the name of Twin Falls Title and Escrow (TFTE). TFTE purports to be an online escrow company engaged in offering escrow services to prospective sellers of timeshare units in Mexico. While the department has previously issued press releases warning consumers of unlicensed Internet escrow activity, this is the first instance in which the department has alleged that the promoter has fraudulently used the identity of a legitimate Idaho entity to promote the unlawful activity.
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A luxury vacation home via fractional ownership
The Wall Street Journal
Fractional real-estate ownership differs somewhat from timeshares. It typically applies to high-end properties, and ownership is split among fewer people. Periods of annual usage are typically three to four weeks rather than one to two, and privileges may extend to more than one luxury property. Another draw is concierge-level services that a guest would receive at a luxury hotel.
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3 timeshare stocks: How do these capital gains gems stack up?
InvestorPlace
When a hotelier first told me about the economics of timeshares, I rushed to find any timeshare stocks I could because of the potential for capital gains. At the time, there were really only a couple of microcap stocks in the timeshare sector. Then timeshares vanished altogether as big hotel chains gobbled them up.
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