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Successful Conference Brings Vacation Ownership Stakeholders Together To "Explore The Business Of Vacations"
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), the trade group representing the Canadian vacation ownership industry, recently staged its most successful conference. VO-Con, The Vacation Ownership Conference marked a turning point in the revitalization of CRDA.
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Canadian Resort Development Association Announces Cornerstone Award Winner
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), the trade group representing the Canadian vacation ownership industry, announced that Whistler Vacation Club has won the association's first annual Cornerstone Award. Last week CRDA held VO-Con, The Vacation Ownership Conference.
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Canadian Resort Development Association Announces 2013/14 Officers
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), the trade group representing the Canadian vacation ownership industry, recently elected its 2013-14 slate of officers to serve on its national board. At its recent meeting, the Board unanimously elected Chris Thompson as Chair, Ed Romanowski as Vice-Chair and Dan Pichette as Secretary.
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New Director Joins National Board of the Canadian Resort Development Association
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), the trade group representing the Canadian vacation ownership industry, recently elected one new member and re-elected five directors to serve on its national board. At its recent meeting, the Board unanimously elected Graham McMillan. Graham is the first Supplier Member to serve on the CRDA Board. Re-elected as Directors were Dan Pichette, Ed Romanowski, Marlene Scott,Karl Sigerist and Chris Thompson.
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Timeshare business booming at Wyndham Worldwide
Travel Weekly
Wyndham Worldwide's third-quarter profit rose 18 per cent to $187 million on stronger performance by its vacation-ownership division and higher demand for the Wyndham and Microtel hotel brands. Wyndham said that revenue rose 13 per cent to $1.43 billion, beating the $1.36 billion average estimate of analysts polled in a Thomson Reuters survey.
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Interval's U.K. members are still keen travellers who value their vacation ownership
Hotel Interactive
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, revealed that its U.K. members travel extensively, find holiday ownership satisfying, and more than half own multiple weeks of shared ownership time or its equivalent.
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Crelogix announces new finance program for Skyline Vacation Club
Crelogix
Skyline Vacation Ownership Corporation and Crelogix Acceptance Corporation announce that Crelogix will provide a finance program for customers of Skyline Vacation Club, Ontario's first drive-to, members-only, points-based vacation club.
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Push for timesharing in Jamaican hotels
Jamaica Observer
Jamaica is among several Caribbean Islands where Interval International, a Miami-based company which provides travel leisure service particularly in the timeshare subsector, is working with hoteliers who are not involved in the timeshare business, to get preferential rates for its members.

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Americans salivate over owning a slice of pacific beachfront
Fox News Latino
From retirees to surfers to people looking for affordable beach property, the allure of Mexico's Pacific coast has drawn Americans south of the border for decades.

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Condo buyers struggle to adjust to borrowing rule changes
The Huffington Post
Recent changes to mortgage rules in Canada have left some condo buyers unable to afford their purchases, say professionals who are watching some clients struggle to hang on to their future homes.

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RCI adds Skyline Vacation Club to its affiliation network in Canada
RDO
RCI has announced an affiliation agreement with Skyline Vacation Club, a newly launched brand from Toronto-based Skyline International Development. "Our team of vacation ownership experts in Canada identified the Skyline properties as ideal vacation spots for members, and we are proud to have this club on board," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI.
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Fractional ownership of luxury
The Star
The fever to own a holiday home is catching up fast amongst Kenya’s well-to-do households, for both owner-occupier and investment. Prices of such properties can nonetheless prove too high, especially when a buyer considers the little time they will spend at the facilities in a year. However, a new concept of fractional ownership is gaining traction in the Kenyan market, making sense of holiday home ownership especially if one may not have the lump sum for whole units when they come up for sale.
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DAE ready for growth of Asian vacation ownership market
AB News Wire
Global vacation exchange provider, DAE, has confirmed that it is poised to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the growth of Asia as the largest potential market for vacation ownership. Attending the AOCAP Conference in Hong Kong along with industry delegates from the Asia Pacific region, CEO of DAE, Francis Taylor, said the global exchange company was prepared for the growth of the Asian timeshare and vacation ownership market with a strong presence in the region.
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Push for timesharing in Jamaican hotels
Jamaica Observer
Jamaica is among several Caribbean Islands where Interval International, a Miami-based company which provides travel leisure service particularly in the timeshare subsector, is working with hoteliers who are not involved in the timeshare business, to get preferential rates for its members.
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Panorama launches Trappers Ridge
Vancouver Sun
Panorama Mountain Village has announced the launch of Trappers Ridge, a new slopeside neighbourhood of single-family homes. Former Panorama CEO Rick Jensen will head up real estate development at the mountain village, which was purchased from the former Intrawest (ITW) resort company that at one time was the largest resort operator in North America, owning Whistler-Blackcomb, Blue Mountain, Mont Tremblant and several American resorts, either outright or as a business partner.
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