CRDA Insider
Jul. 25, 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

Tips on how to sell your timeshare
The Southern Illinoisan
Buying a timeshare is very, very easy (sometimes too easy), but selling one can be quite challenging. Don't despair, though. It can be sold, and these tips will help smooth the way. Be realistic about your price. Brace yourself, with rare exception you won't be able to get anywhere near what you paid for your timeshare. How can you discover its worth? More

Travel to go commended for customer satisfaction
Inside the Gate
Travel To Go, a leading provider of travel services and vacation club products, continues to commit to focusing on the expansion of its distribution network after receiving more positive feedback from existing clients. The family-owned travel club, now in its 23rd year, currently delivers five star vacation service to more than 50,000 members.More

Wyndham Worldwide recognized for leadership in positive corporate culture and fostering partnerships with Hispanic business community
Market Wire
Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, received the Corporate Leadership Award from The National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG), a leading business resource and advocate for Hispanic business. The honor recognizes the Company for its corporate culture and leadership in fostering partnerships with the Hispanic business community. More

Tourists return to Greece's summer resorts
Toronto Sun
Foreign tourists are returning to Greece's sun-drenched islands and ancient temples, central bank data showed, boosting hopes that the key sector may help the crisis-hit country pull itself out of a severe economic recession. Tourism figures have clearly benefited from comparison to last year, when speculation about Greece being forced out of the euro and fears of social unrest had scared away many visitors before the peak summer holiday season.More

Tips on how to sell your timeshare
The Southern
Buying a timeshare is very, very easy (sometimes too easy), but selling one can be quite challenging. Don't despair, though. It can be sold, and these tips will help smooth the way. More

Several factors should be considered before joining strip building boom
Las Vegas Review Journal
It's not 2010 anymore. The Strip has awakened from its recession-induced coma, and signs of life are writ large in the $2 billion in construction projects along the resort corridor.More

Why Mexicans prefer the United States for residential real estate purchases
Mexico ranked third, after Canada and China, in international purchases of U.S. residential real estate in the year through March 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors.More

Mulling investing in a vacation home? Here are Canada's top 5 markets
The Globe and Mail
Whether it's long weekends at the cottage, weeks spent on the coast exploring Atlantic Canada, or months travelling across the vast mainlands, holiday-makers have numerous options to choose from. So, too, do investors looking for vacation properties in some of Canada's most sought-after markets.More

When temperatures rise in the desert, so do deals at high-end Arizona resorts
Cape Breton Post
Once the searing heat of summer hits, the tourists tend to stay away and even the locals look to escape, heading off to the mountains of Flagstaff or beaches of Southern California. But here's a little secret for you value-conscious travellers out there — summer is the best time to get deals in the desert.More

Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club earns 2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Inside the Gate
Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.More

Mahindra planning expansion of timeshare vacation business
Live Mint
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India, Indi's largest seller of timeshare vacation rooms, is planning to expand its business by tapping the Indian diaspora in countries such as the UAE and the U.K. and in Africa, according to company officials. "Sri Lanka is a clear candidate. And as market evolves, we would evaluate having a bigger presence in Malaysia and rest of Thailand. If we find tens and thousands of people going to Europe, we will certainly evaluate it," chairman Arun Nanda said in an interview. More

Gurney's Inn's new owners to drop timeshare model
Long Island News Today
Gurney's Inn, long an iconic resort on Long Island's eastern tip at Montauk, has been purchased by two New York City-based developers who intend to revamp the property and shed its timeshare model in five years. Formerly run by the Monte family, the resort was bought in June by developers George Filopoulos of Metrovest Equities and Lloyd Goldman of BLDG Management for an undisclosed sum.More

Tom Petrisko joins Colebrook Financial
Inside the Gate
Colebrook Financial Company, a premier lending institution in the timeshare industry, announced Tom Petrisko has joined the firm as a partner. His responsibilities include working with existing clients, as well as forging new relationships with resort and club developers. More