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Interval International welcomes Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes to its global vacation exchange network
Perspective Magazine
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced the affiliation of nine of the Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes in the Irish village of Killiney, 20 minutes south of the city centre of Dublin. Set on a hillside within the grounds of the 18th century Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, the luxury apartments offer full access to the four-star hotel's facilities, which include two award-winning restaurants and an indoor swimming pool.
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3 at Grand Pacific Resorts receive ARDA professional designations
Inside The Gate
Three key members of the Grand Pacific Resort Management team have been awarded professional designations by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Two have been designated as Registered Resort Professionals (RRPs), and another was named as an Associated Resort Professional (ARP). Those named as RRPs are Lisa Wanzenried, Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Renee Wagner, Director of Marketing. Amanda Dolan, General Manager at Coronado Beach Resort received the ARP designation.
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Resorts and timeshares in Aruba increasingly focus on green
Aruba.com
If there is one global trend in travel that Aruba is focusing on, it must be the green tourism trend. Being one of the most popular destinations in the world where the tourism industry accounts for 80 per cent of the GDP, Aruba recognizes that they have to meet the needs of the new generation of travellers, namely the green traveller.
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What's up at the resorts? Better ski schools, faster lifts and Wham!
The Globe and Mail
It's not every year that an entirely new destination fires up its lifts, and Utah's Cherry Peak aims to do just that before the holidays. The autumn of 2014 is also rife with speculation about 2015, what with Intrawest recently acquiring the other half of Ontario's Blue Mountain for $58 million and Vail Resorts buying Park City in Utah for more than three times that amount.
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Young family craves vacation retreat, but should they wait?
The Globe and Mail
Lena and Louis have good jobs and manage their money well. She is 38, he is 39. They have two children, ages 1 and 3. Lena is in the Canadian Armed Forces, while Louis works as a manager. Like many parents, they are eager to buy a vacation retreat while their children are small, but they still have a while to go until their mortgage and car loans are paid off.

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Who are millennial travellers and what do they want?
The Huffington Post
The term "millennial" is thrown around a lot nowadays. Roughly, it refers to the generation of people born anywhere between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. It's a big group of people, and they're just now starting to enter their prime travelling years.

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First Canadian Resort Conference delivers powerful content
Perspective Magazine
The first annual Canadian Resort Conference (CRC), hosted by Perspective Group on behalf of Canadian Resort Development Conference concluded after a day and a half of poignant sessions and debates.

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Wyndham recruits new Senior Vice President Legal and Compliance
Perspective Magazine
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Rose to the position of Senior Vice President for Legal and Compliance. Tiffany will be based at the company's corporate headquarters on the Gold Coast and will oversee a team of 10 employees in the Legal, Compliance and Resolutions departments.
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Leading hoteliers discuss management strategies in Singapore
Hospitality Net
The recent Hotel Management Singapore Summit, organized by Questex LLC, welcomed 160 attendees from nine countries and regions and featured keynote speeches, panel discussions and exhibitor displays encompassing human resources, service culture and delivery, yield management, food & beverage services, design, business planning and forecasting.
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Introducing the new president and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission
Canadian Tourism Commission
David Goldstein recently took the reins at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), Canada's national tourism marketer. Mr. Goldstein brings extensive experience in national leadership, communications and strategic business planning to his new position, thanks to a long and distinguished career in the tourism and media sectors that included senior roles at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and CTVglobemedia.
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Unlimited Vacation Club continues rapid membership growth
Inside The Gate
Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts, a vacation membership program with a large portfolio of 37 resorts throughout Mexico and The Caribbean is seeing even more accelerated growth after recently introducing two member initiatives. The vacation membership program was introduced just over three years ago and in that short time, UVC has accumulated more than 24,000 member families who now enjoy the benefits of guaranteed rates and VIP treatment when staying at one of their six resort brands.
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Jacqueline Acevedo sentenced in Illinois for telemarketing fraud
Inside The Gate
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Jacqueline Enid Acevedo, 30, of Cedar Hill, TX, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois on two counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. Acevedo was sentenced to 15 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Acevedo was also ordered to pay a $600 fine and a $200 special assessment.
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The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished
Business Insider
Many buildings never get completed. Sometimes the construction phase burns out the fund, and the bricklayers have to halt. Other times an event like a war or a political shift stops the work halfway.
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Run your resort like a business, experts advise TBMA attendees
Perspective Magazine
Maintenance fees and special assessments aren't the only ways for timeshare resorts to generate the revenues they need to operate, and to maintain and improve their facilities. A dominant theme of the fall 2014 Timeshare Board Members Association conference Oct. 26-28 in San Diego, CA, was the need to run a resort like a business and devise new, creative ways to bring in extra dollars while keeping costs in check.
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Advantage Travel C.O.O. nominated for C.A.R.E. Presidency
Inside The Gate
Advantage Travel — a full service membership based travel agency serving customers primarily in the US, Canada and Mexico — is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Linda Mayhugh has been nominated to be President of the Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.). Advantage Travel's core business is and always has been fulfillment of vacation club members' travel needs, with a growing expertise and focus on resort and club model revenue solutions across the industry.
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TrackResults selected by Endless Resort Options (ERO) expansion
Inside The Gate
ERO led by Tara Dow contracted and implemented the TrackResults business intelligence and analytics system in just five days. ERO needed a fast and cost effective system to track sales progress and allow business managers immediate access to data.
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