CRDA Insider
Aug. 28, 2014

CRDA Conference Registration + Membership = Great Savings
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Conference will be held September 23-24, 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

Canadian Resort Conference confirms TripAdvisor executive as speaker
Inside The Gate
Mark McCullough the senior Territory Manager of the North Americas for TripAdvisor will discuss the impact of online reviews on the travel industry and how to utilize TripAdvisor to benefit resorts at the Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) taking place on September 23–24 in Toronto. More

Colliers International Hotels Q2 2014 INNvestment Canada
Hotel Development
Overall trading activity in Canada has been healthy through the first half of 2014 with 64 hotel transactions amounting to approximately $570 million in volume. While below the pace recorded mid-year 2013, we continue to see increased momentum in the market as there is a broad appetite for hotels across all segments by a variety of capital sources. More

5 most livable cities in the world include Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto
BuzzBuzzHome
For the second year in a row, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary have been ranked among the world's five most livable cities. According to The Economist magazine's 2014 livability index, Vancouver is the third most livable city in the world followed by Toronto at number four and Calgary in a fifth place tie with Adelaide, Australia. More

Bear Valley Mountain Resort in Northern California sold to Skyline International
Hotel Development
Skyline International Development has entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale to acquire Bear Valley Mountain Resort in northern California. The agreement comes after several weeks of discussion with the current ownership and local community leaders that had formed the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative and who were also in the process of purchasing the resort. More

SaveOnResorts.com selects INTUITION for Brand Marketing
TravPR
SaveOnResorts.com, a travel centric technology company, has selected Perspective Group, the leading independent PR & Media Company globally for the vacation ownership industry, to assist with brand marketing strategies through its INTUITION Brand Marketing service. SaveOnResorts.com offers an extended network of travel services through the use of innovative online technologies, which enhance the consumer experience. More

David Glynn pleads guilty to defrauding timeshare owners
Inside The Gate
United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Charleston man pled guilty in federal court in Charleston to conspiring to defraud timeshare owners throughout the United States and Canada.More

A.G. Schneiderman announces court order barring sales in Manhattan Club Timeshare Hotel
Inside The Gate
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced that he obtained a court order halting sales of timeshare interests at the Manhattan Club, a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan. More

4 perish in Bahamas plane crash
Inside The Gate
Four of Aqua Sun Investments' top executives were killed yesterday when the Cessna 340 they were in crashed in shallow seas a few miles from Grand Bahama International Airport. The four men were on their way to Freeport's Island Seas Resort, an Aqua Sun property. More

Botlr the robotic butler makes its official debut at an Aloft hotel in California
BuzzBuzzHome
Imagine checking into a hotel suite and ordering a fresh set of towels. Instead of being greeted by your typical bellhop, you open the door to a three-foot-tall robot sporting a painted-on bow tie. An Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California has made the Jetsons-esque technology a reality with the introduction of A.L.O Botlr.More

ResorTime launches new website and brand identity
Inside The Gate
ResorTime L.P., a division of Grand Pacific Resorts, proudly re-launches its website www.ResorTime.com with a Brand Identity backed by a promise to provide unsurpassed value and service to timeshare owners and renters looking for condo-style rental accommodations at exceptional resorts worldwide. More

Interval Leisure Group appoints David C. Gilbert as president of Interval International
Inside The Gate
Interval Leisure Group (ILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry, recently announced the appointment of David C. Gilbert as president of Interval International, effective Sept. 1. He will report to Craig M. Nash, ILG's chairman, president, and CEO. More

RCI's 'Win Your Dream Vacation Sweepstakes' reaches millions in effort to promote vacation ownership
Inside The Gate
RCI's Win Your Dream Vacation Sweepstakes recently came to a close, having successfully promoted the vacation ownership industry among non-owners and owners alike. The campaign garnered more than 250 million impressions through social media, marketing and public relations efforts that targeted the next generation of travelers and those interested in timeshare ownership. More

DAE Egypt adds new resort in Dahab to DAE Worldwide Exchange Network
EIN News
DAE Egypt has signed an agreement with a new resort in Dahab on the Sinai Peninsula to become the resort's exclusive vacation exchange provider. The newly developed 4S Hotel in Dahab is the latest partner in the region to join DAE's award-winning exchange platform offering worldwide exchange to its members. More

NTOA sponsors Canadian Resort Conference
Inside The Gate
As a premier organization giving a united voice to the nearly eight million timeshare owners in the United States and Canada, the NTOA proactively seeks opportunities to promote the timeshare industry's continued growth and positive public image. More

DAE delivers successful New Zealand Roadshow
13abc
Worldwide holiday exchange provider, DAE, has taken timeshare awareness and education to a new level across New Zealand, delivering a highly successful Owner Awareness roadshow in August. The Timeshare Ownership Awareness Sessions were presented by DAE with sold out shows in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga and Taupo. More