CRDA Insider
Mar. 5, 2014

Perspective group to produce Canadian Resort Conference
The Canadian Resort Development Association has selected Perspective Group to produce its annual CRDA conference. In an initial three-year agreement, the official trade association for the resort industry in Canada has engaged Perspective Group to produce, manage and promote its annual event. The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) is a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry in Canada and throughout the world. More

National Timeshare Owners Association widens reach into Canada
NTOA has joined the Canadian Resort Development Association as part of its mission to connect the timeshare community with the industry and to work to provide a better understanding of timesharing as well as to protect and preserve owner rights. "We are very excited to join CRDA and to collaborate in their owner education programming and look forward to participating in the association's outreach programs The NTOA has a growing number of Canadian timeshare owners and our relationship with CRDA will help us to better support these members", said Greg Crist, CEO of the NTOA. More

Where do most international home-buyers in the U.S. come from?
Planet Money
Our recent post about more people buying homes with cash got us wondering about international buyers in the U.S. housing market. Here are a couple surprising facts about who else is buying homes in the U.S. and how they are paying for them: International sales only account for a small share of total U.S. homes sales. More

Air Canada, WestJet lift vacation, airfare prices as loonie falls
Global News
For a shivering, sun-deprived Canadian public, it's a perfect winter storm that's adding insult to injury. Months of ceaseless ice, snow and sleet amid bone-chilling temperatures throughout much of the country has sent many frantically searching for all-inclusive retreats or flights to warmer climes. Unfortunately for beach-bound travellers, that crush of demand combined with a downdraft in the currency in recent weeks has translated into price increases on vacation packages and airfares. More

Canada-Mexico air travel accord set to boost tourism and business links
The Globe and Mail
Canada and Mexico are putting new air travel measures in place that should boost tourism and business opportunities between the two countries, Mexico's ambassador says. Francisco Suarez said the change is among the initiatives that could come up when Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met in Mexico. The two leaders joined by U.S. President Barack Obama on for a trilateral summit that focused on economic co-operation.More