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Taking vacation boosts productivity
Digital Journal
Employees who haven't used all of their earned vacation days should consider taking time off work. According to new research by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), employees who take vacation leave enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than those who do not. However, the "Vacation's Impact on the Workplace" survey goes on to show a disconnect between the positive attitudes surrounding vacation and Americans’ behavior — 61 per cent of organizations report that their employees leave three or more days on the table each year.
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None - zero - nada - zip!
Inside the Gate
Every timeshare developer faces a common dilemma. Should they hire representatives with little or no sales and marketing backgrounds or should they employ recognized professionals with a rich, successful and verifiable track record from all industries who are at the top of their game? Some developers choose the latter and for those who don't – the costly error is nearly incalculable.
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A murky real-estate market comes into focus
The Wall Street Journal
Regulators are about to shine a light on an expanding but opaque corner of the real-estate investment market. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's self-regulator, is planning rule changes that would require so-called nontraded real-estate investment trusts to improve disclosure on fees and to more quickly report on changes in the value of properties in their portfolios.
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Father and son telemarketers convicted in timeshare resale fraud affecting 1,000 victims
Inside the Gate
Ronald Frank Muise, 51, and his son, Michael Derek Muise, 28, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, have been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in connection with a telemarketing fraud scheme that spanned almost five years and victimized approximately 1,000 people, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The Muises entered guilty pleas in federal court in Houston.
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Australian timeshare owners applaud DAE initiative
PR Web
Timeshare owners around Australia have applauded Australian holiday exchange provider, DAE, for their highly successful introduction of Timeshare Owner Awareness Sessions in conjunction with Independent Resorts. A total of 17 sessions were hosted by DAE together with 14 Independent Resorts around the country — with the 'roadshow' travelling to Newcastle, Toowoomba, Townsville, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne, Adelaide, Mildura and Perth.
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Aqua Hospitality and Aqua Hotels and Resorts sold to Interval
Hotel News Resource
Aqua Hotels and Resorts Interval Leisure Group announced that it has acquired Aqua Hospitality and Aqua Hotels and Resorts through an ILG subsidiary, Vacation Holdings Hawaii. Aqua is a leading management company currently representing more than 20 properties in Hawaii and Guam, and provides full-service management, including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, and reservations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Taking vacation boosts productivity
Digital Journal
Employees who haven't used all of their earned vacation days should consider taking time off work. According to new research by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), employees who take vacation leave enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than those who do not. However, the "Vacation's Impact on the Workplace" survey goes on to show a disconnect between the positive attitudes surrounding vacation and Americans’ behavior — 61 per cent of organizations report that their employees leave three or more days on the table each year.

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Notice of CTC 2013 Annual Public Meeting
Canadian Tourism Commission
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) invites you to listen in on the 2013 Annual Public Meeting. Date: December 18th, 2013 Time: 10:00 PT (13:00 ET) The Annual Public Meeting provides an opportunity for the public to hear how Canada's Tourism.

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Rising interest rates weigh on real estate funds
Las Vegas Sun
One look at the lackluster gains of real estate mutual funds this year might give the impression that commercial property owners are struggling through a relapse of their post-financial crisis woes. But demand for office, retail and other commercial real estate.

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Louisiana attorney general files suit against Festiva vacation club
Inside the Gate
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has announced that his office has filed suit against Festiva Hospitality Group and its associated businesses and principals for unfair and deceptive practices in connection with Festiva’s points-based "vacation club."
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Wyndham Worldwide receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
Market Wire
For the second consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has announced it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and is recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the "Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality."
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Business reviews now available on the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource to Canada’s ownership-based resort and leisure industry, but need your help to get it started Visit the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.



3 spectacular new golf courses on the horizon in Los Cabos
Inside the Gate
Situated at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula and home to Mexico's most top-shelf golf offerings, Los Caboshas established itself as a coveted, world-class golf getaway over the past two decades; and now with the announcement of three new courses on the horizon Los Cabos will continue to rise above the rest.
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European timeshare leaders create a new task force
Inside the Gate
The leading businesses and bodies in the European timeshare sector have launched a new initiative to tackle issues that potentially affect hundreds of thousands of timeshare owners and consumers; the initiative also signifies a new era reflecting the great strides forward that the industry has taken in quality and integrity.
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