CRDA Insider
Jun. 6, 2013

CRDA Announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference
The Canadian Resort Development Association announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference. "VO-CON" will be held in Vancouver, BC on October 22-23. VO-CON's mandate is "Exploring The Business Of Vacations". The event will bring vacation ownership industry executives together for one-and-a-half days of networking and learning. To be profiled as an official sponsor or speaker, please click read more. More

CRDA Vacation Ownership Industry Buyers Guide
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyers Guide, a digital resource brought to you by Multiview in partnership with CRDA. Multiview is the leading provider of digital media solutions for the association world. Use the Buyers Guide to perform either keyword or category-specific searches. Both methods produce the most industry-relevant results, which saves you valuable time and money. Additionally, the Buyers Guide features our Product Showcase that highlights new products and innovations. More

Vacation ownership: Purchasing a piece of paradise
If you travel frequently, there's a good chance you've been approached by a savvy sales rep about vacation ownership. What's the deal with this approach to holidaying? Vacation ownership, which is also known as vacation membership, holiday ownership and interval ownership, is essentially the same as a timeshare.More

Wyndham Hotel Group launches Super 8 Hotel brand in Turkey
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation announced the signing of an exclusive development agreement with Ilbak Turizm Isletmeleri Ve Yatirim A.S. for 20 Super 8 hotels in Turkey over the next 10 years.More

Interval International sponsors Brazil Hospitality Investment Conference
Timeshare Informer
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group is a silver sponsor of the 14th annual Brazilian Hospitality Investment Conference to be held June 13-14, at the Tivoli Mofarrej in Sao Paulo. The event is being produced by Questex Hospitality and Travel, organizer of the International Hotel Investment Forum Summit Series, the world's largest series of hospitality investment conferences, and BSH International, one of Brazil's leading hospitality asset management firms.More

Incentive program sees 2 resorts start, millions flow
CBC News
A tax credit aimed at enticing developers to build first-class resorts in Newfoundland and Labrador has resulted in only one completed complex, plus another that has received benefits even though it has yet to build the required number of units. As of January, more than $3 million in provincial income tax credits had been provided to buyers of condo units and chalets at the two resorts.More

MGM Resorts selects its first airline loyalty program partner
Chicago Business Journal
It's a first for MGM Resorts, and a big win for Southwest Airlines. For the first time time in its history Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International is signing on with an airline partner, and roll the dice Southwest is that lucky partner. Lucky because MGM Resorts controls nearly half the rooms along the famed Las Vegas Strip. And as anyone who's walked that Strip knows, a lot of hotel rooms are involved.More

Hawaiian beach resort joins The Registry Collection
RCI Ventures
The Registry Collection, the world's largest luxury exchange program, recently welcomed Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach in Hawaii to its network of affiliated resorts. Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort is located on one of the most sought-after locations on the South Shore of Kauai.More

Nassau Palm's new owners in $8 million upgrades
A private equity group plans to invest $8 million in upgrading the Nassau Palm Resort after completing the downtown Nassau property's acquisition. Sunset Equities, a consortium of Caribbean and international investors, pledged in a statement that it would hire Bahamian contractors, and local labour, to work on renovations that are set to start in three months and be complete by November 2014.More

Vacation ownership: Purchasing a piece of paradise
If you travel frequently, there's a good chance you've been approached by a savvy sales rep about vacation ownership. What's the deal with this approach to holidaying?More

Relax, resorts are recovering
Hospitality Net
Conventional wisdom says that high-end resort hotels should be particularly vulnerable to economic recessions because of the discretionary nature of the expenditure. More

Timeshare is cheap, yet restrictive
Business Standard
A couple of years before she retired and returned to India from Dubai, Geeta Kumar bought a package at a timeshare holiday resort, hoping to go on regular holidays with her family. More

A guide to Mexico's best beach destinations
iWant Sun
Mexico is hotter than ever right now and one place that we're keeping our eye on. The country was named in our list of top 10 places to go in 2013, as well as our top five destinations for a family holiday this summer. It was also named as one of the best value sunny destinations by Post Office Travel Money, so we thought it's high time we shared with you a few of our favourite Mexican beach destinations.More

Thousands of timeshare owners face unexpected repair bill
Global News
Timeshare owners at the Sunchaser Villas in Fairmont, B.C., were taken by surprise when they were billed for repairs at the resort. Glenn and Terry Graversen of Calgary have had a two-week timeshare at Sunchaser Villas for the past 16 years. They now have to pay $4,000 for renovations to the villas or as an alternative, pay $3,000 to cancel their contract.More

The Gateway Hotels and Resorts expands footprint in India with 5-star hotel
RCI Ventures
The Gateway Hotels and Resorts is launching its first 5-star hotel in Hubli, India. — The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli. In doing so, the company is expanding its footprint into Northern Karnataka, creating the fourth Gateway branded hotel in Karnataka, and increasing overall brand portfolio to 22 Hotels.More