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Canadians prefer British Columbia to Arizona and Florida for buying a vacation home
Many Canadians intend to realize their dream of owning a vacation getaway. According to a recent report by Point2 Homes, a leading consumer property search portal, 73 per cent of survey-takers expressed their intention of purchasing a vacation property in the next five years. Half of them are targeting Canada instead of the U.S. or other warmer locations.
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Is it worth hitting Canada's ski resorts in the off-season?
The Globe and Mail
The ray-warmed days of summer are long gone while the promise of sparkling snow seems forever distant at resorts at this time of year. And that, for some, makes fall an enticing time to sniff out good-value breaks at swish hotels that might otherwise be out of reach.
Canadian buyers help fuel Palm Springs real estate resurgence
Palm Springs real estate agents like Eric Meeks know well the lure of the desert for Canadians seeking the sun and a break from freezing winter temperatures, snow shovels and the kind of cold, blustery weather that turns umbrellas inside out.
Which explains why Meeks, who works for Coldwell Banker and partners with his Langleyborn wife Tracey Wrubleski Meeks, says 70 to 80 per cent of his business is Canadian buyers, mostly from the western provinces, and why he continues to see a growth in interest from north of the border.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club makes biggest announcement in company history with 'The Grand Lifestyle' expansion into Mexico
Inside The Gate
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (Lifestyle), with headquarters located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic on Cofresi Beach, has announced a comprehensive expansion into Mexico through an affiliate resort relationship with Oasis Resorts, a successful Spanish-based hotel company. This relationship has affected a new brand for Lifestyle, The Grand Lifestyle.
Guaduales del Café in the Colombian coffee region joins Interval International
Interval International recently announced the addition of Guaduales del Café, the shared ownership component of a mixed-use resort in Montenegro, Colombia. The property is located within the heart of the Coffee Triangle — a region famous for its coffee that is considered by many to be the best in the world.
Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted businesses
It's just an opinion, right? But if you post it online, you could get some unwanted attention from lawyers. A growing number of companies are going after people who post negative reviews online.
Ottawa student Olivia Parsons learned that the hard way. After moving out of her apartment in June, she says she posted several less-than-flattering online reviews on Google and Yelp.
DAE delivers educational magazine for Europe members
DAE has launched a new edition of its Holiday Access magazine for DAE members in Europe.
The 28-page member magazine includes straight forward explanations of the exchange process, as well as destination articles, competitions, special offers and features of DAE's award-winning exchange platform.
timeshareAdvisor launches vacation rental bookings
timeshareAdvisor, the travel website created exclusively for researching and reviewing more than 5,000 timeshare condominium and villa properties worldwide, recently announced the launch of online booking for timeshare vacation rentals for those travellers who want to rent more than a hotel room.
The new service on timeshareAdvisor.com provides users with access to discounted rentals at more than 2,000 timeshare resorts featured on the site.
Rebrand delivers strong growth for DAE
Worldwide vacation exchange provider, DAE, has celebrated one year since rebranding its entire global organization last October, with strong growth figures reported on the back of the rebrand.
The award-winning company, which operates from 12 global offices in Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., U.K., Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Thailand, India, South Africa and Egypt, consolidated to a single global brand in October 2013.
RCI receives 10 Content Marketing Awards including Best Overall Editorial and Best Tablet-Based Magazine
RCI was recently honored with four gold, a silver and two bronze Content Marketing Awards, as well as three Honorable Mentions for its work on RCI's Endless Vacation® magazine and RCI Ventures® magazine.
The Content Marketing Awards program, presented by the Content Marketing Institute, is a prestigious honor for agencies and brands that create compelling content through visual and editorial storytelling.
Cracking the travel and hospitality industry cartel
The Huffington Post
Airbnb connects travellers to homeowners and others who wish to rent out all or part of their own accommodation.
Other services such as vacation rental websites have long offered niche products. Bed and Breakfast establishments also provide unique lodging for travellers. Airbnb seems to have cracked open the market for more business-oriented or budget-conscious travellers who are okay with less privacy.
weholi selects INTUITION for brand marketing
Swiss-based company weholi has selected Perspective Group, the leading independent PR & Media Company globally for the vacation ownership industry, to assist with global visibility strategies using its INTUITION Brand Marketing service.
Developed by Zurich based owners Thorsten Wieting & Nicole Wieting-Kälin, weholi provides an innovative global marketplace for the vacation ownership industry.
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