CRDA Insider
Jun. 19, 2014

CRDA Conference Registration + Membership = Great Savings
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

Top 5 trends in real estate today
Consumer Reports News
Hundreds of homebuilders, economists, journalists, and other real estate professionals descended on Houston for the 48th annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. It was NAREE's biggest turnout ever, another sign of the improving housing market — that and the fact that new homes starts will be up 18 percent in 2014, according to the market research firm MetroStudy. More

Diamond Resorts International announces adoption of Rule 10b5-1 plans by Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Inside The Gate
Diamond Resorts International (the "Company") has announced that each of Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman of the Board, and Lowell D. Kraff, Vice Chairman of the Board, through their respective affiliates, has independently established a pre-arranged stock sale plan in accordance with the guidelines of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Company's insider trading policy.More

Interval International's mobile app introduces customized getaway alerts
Interval International announced that the latest version of the Interval International app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices gives members the ability to create customized Getaway Alerts to notify them as soon as their desired vacations become available. "Interval's Getaway program — weeklong vacations priced affordably, without the need to exchange — is one of our most popular benefits," said Madeline Berges, Interval's vice president of e-commerce and digital marketing. More continues expansion with new sales manager
Inside The Gate
Online timeshare resale and rental advertising company continues its growth phase with the hiring of Dan Hansen as the company's new Sales Manager for its New Hampshire office. Hansen is a native of New Hampshire and brings extensive sales experience to from online real estate firm Trulia, where he served as a Business Development Advisor. More

TIAC study: More international visitors key to driving investment in Canadian hotels
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) recently released Gateway to Growth: Creating Investment Opportunity in the Canadian Hotel Industry. This report examines the current investment climate, identifies the challenges undermining profitability and provides practical recommendations to address the public policy issues which impede growth and deter investment.More

Resort Data Processing chooses Shift4 as exclusive payment gateway provider
Digital Journal
Resort Data Processing (RDP), a veteran provider of property management software, has chosen payments industry pioneer Shift4 Corporation as the exclusive payment gateway provider for its upcoming releases of RDPWin Version 4, IRM.Net, and Mobile IRM for smartphones and tablets. More

Exclusive Resorts study reveals that owning a vacation home is more of a burden than a joy
Exclusive Resorts
Exclusive Resorts recently revealed the results of a newly commissioned study on vacation home ownership as the Denver-based Club unveils GATEWAY by Exclusive ResortsSM, a new product appealing to luxury consumers opting to travel often, own less and share more. More

Oceanside resort again up for sale, this time for $8M
Nanaimo Daily News
Wyndansea is back on the market — and a bargain, if you've got $8 million in your pocket. Jones, Lang, Lasalle of Vancouver put the 360-acre ocean-side paradise-inthe-making on the market last week on behalf of the lenders. More

Diamond Resorts International announces completion of redemption of 12 per cent senior secured notes due 2018
Inside The Gate
Diamond Resorts International("Company") and its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Diamond Resorts Corporation (DRC), has announced the completion of the previously announced redemption of DRC's 12 per cent Senior Secured Notes due 2018. Pursuant to a previously issued redemption notice, DRC redeemed the entire $374,440,000 outstanding principal amount of the Senior Secured Notes at a redemption price equal to approximately 108.077 per cent of the principal amount of the Senior Secured Notes being redeemed, or approximately $419 million in total, including approximately $14 million of accrued and unpaid interest up to but excluding the Redemption Date. More

DAE expands availability with cottages across Ireland
Sharetime Magazine
DAE (Dial An Exchange) is introducing a range of new holiday cottages in Ireland for its members to enjoy. Recently DAE signed an agreement with Imagine Ireland, one of the largest independent self-catering holiday cottages agencies in Ireland. More

DAE launches 'Award Of Excellence' initiative in resorts
Perspective Magazine
Award-winning vacation exchange provider, DAE, has recently launched the DAE 'Award of Excellence' initiative to recognise and reward excellent customer service across its exchange resorts. The program has commenced across resorts in Australia and New Zealand for the initial pilot, with plans to roll it out to DAE's resort partners across the globe. More

Sunchaser Resort Timeshare owners are successful overturning judgment against them
Inside The Gate
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently released its decision in an appeal brought by several hundred timeshare owners at the Sunchaser Vacation Resort in Fairmont Hot Springs. In November 2013, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia had decided that Northmont Resort Properties was entitled to unilaterally decide to undertake a $51 million renovation project at the Sunchaser Resort in Fairmont Hot Springs, and pass all of those costs onto the timeshare owners without any significant or meaningful consultation with the owners. More

Palace Resorts and Interval International enter into multi-year, multi-site affiliation agreement
Business Wire
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, and Palace Resorts have entered into a multi-year, multi-site affiliation agreement. This encompasses Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Nizuc, Cozumel Palace, and Isla Mujeres Palace, three upscale all-inclusive, beachfront shared ownership resorts in the Mexican Caribbean. More

Luxury Lake District resort, Underscar, re-joins TATOC, the Timeshare Association
Inside The Gate
The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), TATOC, is delighted to announce that luxury Lake District timeshare resort, Underscar, has re-joined the association as a TATOC member resort. Underscar sits in one of the most enviable positions in the Northern Lakes on the sheltered slopes of Skiddaw, looking out over Keswick and Derwentwater. More