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DAE confirms Gold Sponsorship for Canadian Resort Conference
DAE has confirmed its Gold-level Sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) taking place, Sept. 9 – 10, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia, Canada. The event is produced by Perspective Group on behalf of Canada's official timeshare industry trade body, the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
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NTOA to sponsor Canadian Resort Conference
The National Timeshare Owner's Association (NTOA) has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC), Sept. 9 – 10, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia, Canada. The annual conference is produced by Perspective Group on behalf of Canada's official timeshare industry trade body, the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
Enhancements to RCIAffiliates.com brings new industry resources to RCI business partners
Inside The Gate
RCI recently released an enhanced version of its website for affiliated developers and resort staff, RCIAffiliates.com.
The enhancements include three new components that affiliates will notice: 1) A new look and even more intuitive navigation; 2) New content that serves as an industry news resource; and 3) Responsive design for easy mobile viewing.
Canadian snowbirds migrating back in increasing numbers with cash from U.S. home sales
Canadian snowbirds have been cashing out of their property in the United States in increasing numbers, according to new data from one of North America's leading currency exchange groups.
David Nicholls, head of partnerships for the North American division of CanadianForex, which is part of the Sydney, Australia-based OzForex Group, said the dollar amounts coming back into Canada from the sale of U.S. homes are up almost 100 per cent in the past year compared to 12 months earlier.
Canadian Tourism Commission releases 2014 Annual Report
Canadian Tourism Commission
The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)'s 2014 Annual Report: Tourism as Canada's Engine for Growth puts the spotlight on a pivotal year for the Canadian tourism industry. All major tourism indicators for Canada rose, especially tourism revenue, GDP, employment and arrivals. CTC's overseas leisure markets led the charge, delivering a 10 per cent year-on-year rise in visitors to Canada.
Understanding tomorrow's traveller
How do U.S. travellers view themselves when it comes to travel?
A brief survey of some 800 U.S. travellers has revealed that most of them (67 per cent) identified with the characteristics of Simplicity Searchers, or those who seek ease and transparency, without the hassle of managing too many trip details themselves.
Canadian Lodging Outlook: 1st Quarter, 2015
The Canadian Lodging Industry is showing its nationwide resilience in the face of low oil prices and resulting weaker Canadian dollar. New supply is being absorbed, and in 2015/2016 Canadian lodging demand is projected to reach new RevPAR levels.
Market for Manitoba cabins is ripe for buyers
Spring is the hottest season for those looking to take the plunge and purchase a cottage in Manitoba or Northwestern Ontario and brokers suggest this season is a buyers' market.
Realtors are also seeing a high number of listings, which should result in many new owners finding their way to cottage country this summer.
Brands must focus on guests' end experience
Hotel News Now
To succeed in a world dominated by online distribution, brand.com players must concentrate on content, message and, even more importantly, guests' end experiences. That is, concentrate on what brands own and what disruptors and other online noise do not.
Timeshares may be the secret to Hawaii's tourism growth this year
Tourism officials say a growing timeshare industry will help Hawaii break the state's visitor record this year.
Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows timeshares were up 4.9 per cent for the first three months of the year, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.
Unlimited Vacation Club treats travellers to Cozumel's top spots
Travellers looking for romance and fun will find plenty to do in Cozumel, Mexico, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, not far from Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the mainland.
This small, lush tropical island boasts the world's second largest coral reef system — the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.
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