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As you know, CRDA delivers CRDA Insider direct to your inbox each Thursday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CRDA Insider news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Time to sell? What to do when you want to sell your timeshare
Daily Mirror
Many timeshare products can provide fantastic value for money when matched with the right holiday-makers. However, for owners whose holiday needs have changed or have reached an age where they no longer travel abroad, receiving their annual management invoice at this time of year can be an unwelcome drain on household expenses. With a lack of viable exit routes this can see owners with a product they no longer need or want. So, what to do?
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Vacation property market ticks up
Vancouver Sun
At one time, people needed to feel connected to a resort to want to buy into it. Memories of summers past worked some strong voodoo. However, by the time of the 2008 recession, that had changed. "People were going to places they'd never been and just saying, 'Well, everything goes up, I'll go there for a weekend and if it's nice I'll buy one,' " said Scott Brown, senior vice-president of Colliers residential division.
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2nd annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day shines positive light on timeshare
Inside the Gate
This is the second annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day. Begun from a simple idea to "celebrate all that is good about timeshare", the observance is the brainchild of Lisa Ann Schreier, the founder of the educational and consulting site Timeshare Insights and the recently appointed Executive Director of the National Timeshare Owners Association.
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Fortress-owned Intrawest Resorts files to go public
The Globe and Mail
Mountain resort operator Intrawest Resorts Holdings, owned by private equity firm Fortress Investment Group, filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The owner of Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing adventure operator in the world, was taken private by Fortress in 2006 for about $2.8 billion, including debt.
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Owner of Mont Tremblant, Blue Mountain set to go public as demand for leisure travel rises
Financial Post
Intrawest Resorts Holdings, the developer and owner of some the leading ski resorts in North America, is going public as demand for outdoor leisure is on the rise. The company that's best known for turning British Columbia's Whistler-Blackcomb, Quebec's Mont Tremblant and Ontario's Blue Mountain into year-round tourist destinations, has filed the necessary documentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million via an initial public offering.
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