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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.
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Donald Trump announces $360 million hotel-condo tower in Vancouver
Buzz Buzz News
Holborn Group confirmed that Vancouver will indeed welcome the city's first Trump tower, and that it will stay true to the twisting Arthur Erickson design, originally proposed for the abandoned Ritz-Carlton project on the same site.
Famous resorts for sale
The Fiji Times Online
After 20 years of operating resorts in Fiji, the McGrath family is preparing to sell both Sonaisali Island Resort and Tadrai Island Resort. The sale is by an international expressions of interest campaign through Colliers International Hotels, CBRE Hotels and The Professionals West Realty.
Toronto real estate: Cottage country sales rebound from wet spring
The impact of a soggy spring continues to be felt across Ontario cottage country, where sales and prices in many regions are down slightly from 2012. Yet 2013 is being heralded as a possible turnaround year for the recreational market, which has remained essentially flat since 2007, according to a new report by ReMax.
Interval International adds third Azul property in the Mexican Caribbean
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced the addition of Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma on Mexico's Mayan Riviera. This property joins Azul Sensatori and Azul Fives Hotel & Private Residences, also part of the Azul brand of Gourmet Inclusive properties operated by Karisma Hotels & Resorts, in Interval's global exchange network.
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RCI stirs up a crowd at the Shanghai World Travel Fair
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, partnered with four of its affiliated resorts in China to participate in the Shanghai World Travel Fair 2013. RCI worked with affiliated resorts Club Vac, Iconic Vacation Club, Shanghai Freedom Vacation Club and Shanghai Runner Vacation Club as part of its continuous efforts to promote the benefits of vacation ownership.
Which is better, a vacation rental or hotel?
If you are like most of us who work, have a family, are on a budget, or all of the above, your long-awaited vacation time is sacred and doesn't come around that often. So, vacation time should be perfect, or at least be as stress-free as possible. So choosing where to stay is one of the most important decisions you'll make.
Hilton Worldwide partners with iDeaS on global revenue initiative
The Wall Street Journal
Hilton Worldwide and IDeaS Revenue Solutions announced their agreement to continue to deploy IDeaS' G3 Revenue Management System across 2,700+ Hampton Hotels and other focused-service hotels within Hilton Worldwide's global portfolio of brands. Building on a year-long pilot program, the agreement supports Hilton Worldwide's Global Revenue Optimization initiative, which is designed to help hotel owners better manage room availability and pricing in order to maximize each hotel's revenue and profitability.
The hottest real estate markets on earth
Please click read more to view the screen shot. It probably costs a few million euros to own that living room. But when it comes to real estate values around the world, this villa might be in a great part of the planet, but France's overall real estate values have fallen by 1.6 per cent in the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2012. Here is a look at the top 10 places where prices are rising, including a look at some property values in what has become the hottest real estate markets around.
Annual hotel cost estimating guide now available
Jonathan Nehmer and HVS Design recently released the 2013 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. This comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations is available to industry professionals at no charge. Now in its fifth year of existence, the 2013 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide evaluates costs in a variety of hotel tiers including Economy, Extended Stay, Midscale with Food & Beverage, Upscale, Upper Upscale, and Luxury.
Second-home sales shift to Generation X
The average age of a consumer looking to buy a second home is 50, said Chris Kelsey, president of Long Cove, a private community on Cedar Creek Lake built to give Dallas-area families a close-to-home getaway. "A lot of people are wondering how the desires of consumers are changing now that we’re coming out of the recession," said Kelsey.
Linkedin for real estate, Honest Buildings raises $5.5 million Series A
New York City- and London-based startup Honest Buildings wants to become a world-leading marketplace and discovery platform for real estate projects and just raised a new $5.5 million Series A funding round to back it up.
Deal inked to build 20,000-seat facility on Las Vegas Strip
Cape Breton Post
Construction on the $350 million arena should start during the summer of 2014 on land that MGM Resorts owns between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, the two companies said in a joint announcement. Completion is expected by spring 2016.
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