CRDA Insider
Aug. 1, 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

Brazilians embrace timeshare creating new investor opportunity
Digital Journal
Timeshare was first introduced to Brazil around 20 years ago, it wasn't hugely popular and didn’t take off. However since 2003, Brazil's middle class has expanded by 40 million people and the timeshare market has gained new impetus. Associated property investment is now big news. Samantha Gore, Sales Manager for, says, "We're working on a project in northeast Brazil which is managed in conjunction with RCI, the largest timeshare vacation network in the world. Clients can buy a completed three bedroom home, with title deed, and then enjoy 16 per cent return per year from day one." More

2013 vacation ownership industry report
Hearld Online
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Vacation Ownership (Timeshare) Industry Report: 2013 Edition" report to their offering. With its humble beginning as a novel concept in the 1960s, vacation and timeshare ownership tourism has gradually attracted masses of tourists, real estate developers, and investors equally. More

Interval announce second quarter 2013 financial results
Daily Finance
Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Interval Leisure Group, and William L. Harvey, chief financial officer, will review the company's second quarter financial results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session. The conference call is expected to last approximately one hour and an audio webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of Interval Leisure Group's website at

Wyndham Worldwide receives second LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council
Market Watch
Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has received a second silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for the company's headquarters building at 22 Sylvan Way in New Jersey. The certification makes Wyndham Worldwide the first and only company in New Jersey to have LEED designations for both Corporate Interiors and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance. More

Vacation ownership industry report
Herald Online
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Vacation Ownership (Timeshare) Industry Report: 2013 Edition" report to their offering. 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 awardMore

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.More

As Canadian hotel sales spike, more foreign investors are entering the market
Buzz Buzz
Foreign buyers reported love affair with Canadian real estate isn't just limited to the residential market. According to CBRE, more and more Canadian hotels are being snapped up by investors from outside of the country. The Globe and Mail reported that roughly 24 per cent of the $794 million invested in Canadian hotels during the first half of 2013 came from foreign buyers.More

Timeshare resale website reports higher offer amount in second quarter 2013
PR Web
Timeshare resale advertising website reports a significant increase in the overall value of offers sent from prospective buyers to timeshare owners through the company website in the second quarter of 2013. The total dollar value of buyer offers sent to owners advertising their timeshares for sale increased 284 per cent in Q2 2013 compared to a year ago, with an average offer value of just over $17,000.More

Despite market conditions, Canadian real estate remains popular with foreign buyers
Buzz Buzz
While Canadians are spending a lot of time wondering what to make of the country's real estate market, foreign buyers don't seem as concerned about purchasing Canadian property. In a recent interview, Canada Real Time, Sotheby's International Realty Canada's CEO, Ross McCredie said there is plenty of interest in Canada's housing market from outside the country.More

The world's largest building is the size of Monaco
Buzz Buzz
New Century Global Centre in China, is billed as the world's largest building at 1,640 feet long, 1,312 feet wide and 328 feet high. The 19-million-square-foot glass complex includes office space, two five-star hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters and an indoor water park, and beach large with enough real estate for 6,000 people.More

Are you prepared? 5 handy tips to avoid a bummer summer vacation
Summer is a popular time to take a quick get-away with the family in Canada. But are parents as prepared as they think when traveling with their children? It's a common problem that Erin Finn, Director of Underwriting at RSA Travel has seen far too often with families, when a summer trip has gone sideways. More

Cottage rental tips
The Huffington Post
Canadians sometime get the worst of the worst. Just take the icy cold winters and scorching hot summers for starters. Try trudging to work during a heatwave, sticky with sweat, and it'll make even the most dedicated worker fantasize about a vacation. But the reality of taking time off is complicated. You have to get approved vacation time first, pack up the kids and do it all within a budget. More

Despite strengthening market, many affordable opportunities remain for Canadians to purchase in U.S.
Buzz Buzz
With the loonie losing value against the American dollar, U.S. housing prices on the rise again, and the threat of high mortgage rates lingering, Canadians may have missed their chance to score a great deal on a Florida home in the gated community. Don't lose hope just yet though! There seems to be a consensus among some Canadian media outlets that aspiring snowbirds can still purchase that affordable home in a warmer climate south of the border.More