CRDA Insider
May. 22, 2014

2014 Canadian Resort Conference Confirmed For Toronto
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Conference will be held 23-24 September 2014 at Pantages, a Skyline Hotel that is just steps away from Downtown Toronto's art, entertainment and shopping districts, and is considered among the leading boutique hotels in the city. The annual conference, which alternates between locations in Eastern and Western Canada, will be extended from the previous one day format into a two day event comprising of a half day networking activity and a day and a half of debates and educational sessions, providing invaluable opportunities to spend time exploring business opportunities with Canadian and International attendees. More

Timely timeshare tips for families
Forbes
Timeshare companies like to say that owning a timeshare is an investment in vacationing, not a financial investment. And it's true that if you use your timeshare, you can definitely save money on vacationing over the long term. But coordinating everything so family members can actually use the timeshare is tricky. And if you don't handle travel plans just right, the cost of the timeshare can really add up.More

B.C. travellers snubbing the U.S.
Vancouver 24hrs
Statistics Canada data shows B.C. travellers are turning away from the U.S. in favour of other countries — and the fall of the Canadian dollar is likely to blame, say industry experts. Between March 2013 and March 2014, there were 29,399 fewer day trips to the U.S. At the same time, trips to countries other than America increased by 37,033.More

Intrawest Resorts reports fiscal 2014 third quarter results
Inside the Gate
Intrawest Resorts Holdings, a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, has reported results for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, as well as certain ski season metrics for the 2013/2014 ski season. Additionally, the Company provided its outlook for fiscal 2014.More

Timely timeshare tips for families
Forbes
Timeshare companies like to say that owning a timeshare is an investment in vacationing, not a financial investment. And it's true that if you use your timeshare, you can definitely save money on vacationing over the long term.More

How much condo you can get for $1 million in these cities
Huffington Post
Canada's real estate markets are famously varied, ranging from the intergalactically expensive to the almost unreasonably affordable, but the info-graphic below really brings this home. More

Vacation properties need to be marketed to poorer buyers for sector to rebound
Vancouver Sun
A recovery in the resort real-estate sector will depend on the ability of developers to connect with a less wealthy buyer than they targeted before the recession and cater to the values of multiple generations.More

International tourism generates earnings of $1.4 trillion
RCI Ventures
The figures represent spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods, and the growth exceeded the long-term trend, reaching five per cent in real terms (taking into account exchange rate fluctuations and inflation). The growth rate in receipts matched the increase in international tourist arrivals, also up by five per cent, reaching 1087 million in 2013, from 1035 million in 2012.More

Ramada Resorts in Pacific Region now available through RCI's Exchange Network
Inside the Gate
RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, announced the addition of four affiliated Ramada resorts, part of the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. These resorts are available for exchange exclusively through RCI. The new affiliated resorts include the Ramada Resort Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland; Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast — Ramada Resort Phillip Island in Victoria and Ramada Resort Shoal Bay in Port Stephens, New South Wales.More

Top 10 most popular summer resorts revealed by BuyaTimeshare.com
BuyaTimeshare
With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner and the summer travel season about to heat up, timeshare resale and rental expert BuyaTimeshare.com has released a list of its Top 10 most popular vacation ownership resorts as requested by consumers.More

Track Results Software bringing rave reviews from users
Inside the Gate
Award-winning TrackResults Software, known around sales and marketing circles in the vacation ownership industry as being easy and ready-to-use with precise sales management analysis tools is used by more than 220 entities. One such group, Travel To Go, a travel club with more than 60,000 members endorses TrackResults Software whole heartedly.More

Wyndham Worldwide celebrates first-ever global corporate social responsibility week
CSR Wire
Believing that you can "Do Well By Doing Good," Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, takes pride in how it has integrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into its culture and its business operations around the world. To showcase and educate its employees on local and global efforts, the company is holding its first-ever CSR week, with activities and events around the world focusing on educating and informing them about their role in CSR and why it's important for people, planet and profits.More

Conference sponsors set new record at C.A.R.E.'s Spring Conference
Inside the Gate
C.A.R.E.'s 58th Semi-Annual Conference, held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, enjoyed the highest dollar amount of sponsorship support in the organization's 29-year history. A record-breaking, almost $70,000 was raised from many C.A.R.E. companies to support the education, meals, events and networking at the conference.More

Diamond Resorts International receives 2014 ACE Philanthropic Award from American Resort Development Association
PR Web
Diamond Resorts International, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has been named the winner of this year's American Resort Development Association (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. Diamond was recognized for organizing the first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, a best in class celebrity/amateur golf tournament hosted at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club. More

Elite Alliance welcomes The Residence Club at Nakoma
Inside the Gate
Elite Alliance, the leader in exchange services for prestigious residence clubs and luxury, professionally managed vacation homes is pleased to welcome The Residence Club at Nakoma to its growing portfolio. The Residence Club at Nakoma, located within the Nakoma Golf Resort & Spa, is situated less than an hour drive northwest of Lake Tahoe. More