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7 brand execs share Canada development wins
Hotel News Now
Much opportunity exists for brands to grow in Canada, and the major hotel companies plan to do just that this year.
According to panelists at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference, the country is an "open market" ready and ripe for investment. During a breakout session titled "The perfect fit," seven brand development panelists discussed what has occurred in Canadian development over the last year and what is planned for the next 12 months.
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Intrawest Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results
Inside The Gate
Intrawest Resorts Holdings has reported results for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 third quarter results include Blue Mountain which was acquired in September.
Canadians increasingly optimistic over travel plans
Canadian Tourism Commission
It's time to explore: 38 per cent of Canadians anticipate travelling more in the next two or three years, a seven per cent increase over 2012, says the new Global Tourism Watch (GTW) Canada summary report by the Research department of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). Moreover, 79 per cent believe they will spend the same or more on travel within Canada within the next 12 months.
Nova Scotia puts Digby Pines, Liscombe Lodge resorts up for sale, again
Nova Scotia is again trying to unload the last two provincial government-owned resorts, but how much they fetch — if anything — is unclear.
Darlene Grant Fiander, the president of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, said the resorts were once flagship draws but their importance has diminished, along with government support.
Still she's hopeful this sale will work.
"It's a big world out there. If you are dealing with a real estate broker that is involved in the global tourism community there probably is lots of investors," she tells CBC News.
Survey: Free Wi-Fi still top amenity
Hotel News Now
Global travelers' desire for free Wi-Fi is still the number one amenity when choosing a hotel for both leisure and business stays, but it is slowly declining according to the latest research from leading online accommodation booking service, Hotels.com.
NTOA: Growing along with the industry
The Resort Trades
Did you know the NTOA has changed into a professionally managed member association? Under Gregory Crist, the NTOA has made several key changes — and all for the better.
Vacation home sales now at pre-recession levels
Vacation home sales have increased nationally for the fourth straight year and have now soared to levels not seen since before the start of the crippling recession in the United States, according to data released recently by the Sussex County Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Vacation ownership market update South East Asia
More than half of Southeast Asia's vacation ownership resorts are located in Thailand and Indonesia and more than half are affiliated with RCI for exchange.
More than half are associated with a club with an internal exchange component and over one-third were actively selling during 2014.
Cuba: The legendary Queen of the Caribbean approaching a monumental opportunity
It is true that the announcement made by United States President Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro on December 17 about the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between both countries and embark on a process of bilateral normalization has had a major impact on the two countries as well as on the whole world; however, few people believed things could speed up quickly as they have.
Out of the box: Modular construction matures
Hotel News Now
Hotel brands and developers are finding compelling advantages to using the latest forms of modular construction for new projects, whether it's implementing just bathroom "pods" or pre-fabricating the entire guestroom.
And with means for the shipping/transport of pre-built units ever expanding, developers all over the globe now have the option of tapping into savvy modular designs.
Concierge Realty makes a splash with family-friendly beach resorts
Concierge Realty has helped thousands of families book vacation homes and villas at significant savings — of up to 50 per cent off. Along with the lower nightly rates, their clients find that renting a villa is less expensive than booking two separate hotel rooms and dining at restaurants for every meal.
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