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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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Survey commissioned by Diamond Resorts International® reveals meaningful benefits of regular vacations
RDO
A new study conducted byNielsen on behalf of Diamond Resorts International® has found that Americans who commit to taking holidays on a regular basis are generally happier, healthier and have better relationships than those who don’t. The study designated as "Vacation Integration Towards an All-inclusive Lifestyle" or VITAL, compared the happiness, health, vitality, relationships and job satisfaction of two groups of survey respondents in the U.S.: those who reported that they vacation at least once a year, and those who reported that they never vacation.
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Wyndham® Extra Holidays invites travelers to discover their perfect fall getaway
Inside The Gate
Wyndham® Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies is celebrating the fall season by inviting travelers to take a personality quiz on www.ExtraHolidays.com/Quiz to discover what vacation destinations suit them best.
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DAE and Youngcare partner up to change young lives
INTUITION by Perspective Group
Award-winning holiday exchange provider, DAE, is rolling out a new initiative in partnership with Youngcare that will turn holiday guests' spare change into life-changing donations for young people in care around Australia. The Spare Change initiative will be rolled out to DAE exchange Resorts over the coming months and will contribute to Youngcare's goal of helping young people with high care needs to avoid admission into aged care, and live young lives.
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Interval International and Plaza Hotéis enter into long-term, club affiliation agreement
Inside The Gate
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced a long-term, club affiliation agreement with Plaza Hotéis. The agreement encompasses the shared ownership component of seven mixed-use properties in Brazil, as well as others that become part of the vacation club.
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Diamond Resorts International to present at upcoming investor conferences
Inside The Gate
Diamond Resorts International announced that Chief Executive Officer David Palmer is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Small & Mid Cap Conference being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY.

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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.

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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. Compared to 2012, sales volume increased nearly 11 percent, average sales price rose nine percent, and there are 29 per cent more resorts planned for the upcoming year.

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How to fight against TripAdvisor blackmail
Hotel News Now
Compassion is the best approach to calm angry guests, sources said. But if they threaten bad reviews, it's important to take immediate steps to minimize damage to a hotel's reputation.
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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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Intrawest Resorts announces release date for fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings
Inside The Gate
Intrawest Resorts Holdings announced that the Company will release financial results for the three and 12 months ended June 30, 2014 before the market opens on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
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Apple Watch will unlock your hotel room door, guide you home and more
Engadget
You're at the Westin Grand in Berlin having a luxurious vacation. After finishing a delicious bowl of mushroom consommé — chanterelles are in season, after all — you stroll up the lavish center staircase toward your room. Having left wallets in the past, you simply hover your Apple Watch over the door. "Click!" And that's that. Magnetic plastic cards are so uncivilized.
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