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Wyndham Hotel Group enters strategic technology partnership with Sabre
Hospitality Net
Wyndham Hotel Group and Sabre recently announced a global strategic technology partnership which will provide cloud-based, cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service reservations, revenue management and enhanced security solutions to Wyndham Hotel Group properties, making the Hotel Group the first large global company to leverage Sabre's SynXis Enterprise Platform.
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Change or be challenged
NTAO
The vacation ownership industry was founded by innovators who were committed to creating better ways for the travelling public to enjoy their leisure time. But as our resorts, our recreational amenities, our buyers and our owners age, many believe we have fallen behind in delivering on that promise.
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2 former Cay Clubs executives plead guilty in connection with $300 million Ponzi scheme involving sales of vacation rental units
Inside The Gate
Barry J. Graham, and Ricky Lynn Stokes, both of Ft. Myers, FL, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow in Key West. The charges stem from the defendants' participation in a $300 million Ponzi scheme involving the sale of vacation rental units to approximately 1,400 investors in the Florida Keys and elsewhere.
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Interval Travel honoured with Carnival Cruise Lines' Excellence Award
Perspective Magazine
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced that Interval Travel® has been honored with the Carnival Cruise Lines' Excellence Award. Interval Travel was chosen as one of 15 top agencies in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrated leading marketing techniques, brand advocacy and sales success strategies.
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Medical Tourism Association announces world's top destinations
4Hoteliers
Healthcare seekers contemplating value-based treatment overseas and looking for just the right destination should know that Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore and Costa Rica are among the most attractive destinations for medical tourism in 2014, but that medical travel to Italy, South Korea, Spain, Colombia, and Dubai, are gaining appeal. These details were review in the global index published by the International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC), the Medical Tourism Association®.
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Women on Their Way invites travellers to discover their perfect holiday destination
Marketwired
Women on Their Way by Wyndham Worldwide, the hospitality industry's longest-running branded program entirely dedicated to female travellers, is celebrating the holiday season by inviting travelers to take a personality quiz on to discover what holiday vacation destination suits them best.

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Be careful when trying to transfer your time-share
Hamilton Spectator
Consumers wanting to get rid of time-share weeks should be careful. Several online time-share "relief" firms promise they can terminate your time-share agreement if you pay them large upfront fees.

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Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted businesses
CBC News
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.

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3 at Grand Pacific Resorts receive ARDA professional designations
Perspective Magazine
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).
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Hoteliers warn over room-letting websites
Financial Times
Hoteliers are mounting a rearguard action to combat the popularity of Airbnb and other room-letting websites by warning that the government's embrace of their disruptive business models will lead to instability and compromise safety. The industry complains they are capturing tourism business without having to absorb costs borne by hoteliers such as training, employee benefits and health and safety compliance.
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Concierge Realty provides solutions for delinquent resort inventory
Perspective Magazine
Concierge Realty, based in Orlando, FL, has taken a fresh approach to providing comprehensive timeshare rental, resale and travel services since it was founded in 2011. With a commitment to assisting timeshare industry growth, the company has created a series of services that benefit thousands of timeshare owner customers while supporting the resort developer community.
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Holiday outreach projects underway for timeshare resale advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com
BuyaTimeshare.com
Employees from timeshare resale advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com are in the midst of multiple holiday outreach projects to support the efforts of local charities meeting the needs of underprivileged children and their families during the holiday season. The Florida office of BuyaTimeshare.com recently conducted a Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive, gathering 450 pounds of food which was donated to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa, FL.
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Wyndham Vacation Ownership named among 'Best Places to Work' in Southern Nevada
Inside The Gate
Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) was named as the second place winner in the large companies category of the "2014 Best Places to Work in Southern Nevada." The 2014 list, compiled by The Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, recognizes innovative people, practices and programs.
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