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CRDA Announces Speaker Line-Up for VO-Con
The Vacation Ownership Conference is shaping up to be CRDA's biggest and best event ever. Conference highlights include opportunities to network and forge new B-2-B relationships, highly informative workshops, presentation of the first CRDA Cornerstone Award and participation in creating "The Resort of the Future".
CRDA panel to include timeshare advertiser Wesley Kogelman at upcoming Vacation Ownership Conference
Timeshare advertising pioneer Wesley Kogelman will provide online marketing insight as part of a sales and marketing panel during Vo-CON, Canada's national timeshare and vacation ownership industry conference organized by the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
Interval international adds 3 Absolute World Group resorts to its global vacation exchange network
Inside the Gate
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced the addition to its portfolio of three new Absolute World Group resorts located in prime vacation destinations in Thailand.
They include Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, a mixed-use resort set on a picturesque headland on the southwest coast of the popular holiday island of Phuket.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CRDA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Cottage envy can quickly put you in buyer's seat
With the changing colour of the leaves, even the most optimistic cottage owner would have to admit that it's nearly time to close up their country getaway for the winter. While they focus on squeezing a few more weekends of rest and relaxation out of the season, others are looking toward next year and getting their own piece of the cottage lifestyle.
Condo buyers struggle to adjust to borrowing rule changes
The Huffington Post
Recent changes to mortgage rules in Canada have left some condo buyers unable to afford their purchases, say professionals who are watching some clients struggle to hang on to their future homes.
For years, buyers have been pre-approved for mortgages for units in Toronto buildings before shovels are even in the ground. But new federal rules on borrowing means new realities for people who thought they got the green light.
Fosun plans to invest CNY100 billion in tourism-related real estate in China
Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International says it will invest 100 billion yuan in resorts and tourism-related businesses across China amid a rise in spending on tourism by mainlanders.
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Americans salivate over owning a slice of pacific beachfront
Fox News Latino
From retirees to surfers to people looking for affordable beach property, the allure of Mexico's Pacific coast has drawn Americans south of the border for decades. But because of Mexican laws barring foreign home ownership along the coast, having that ocean-side oasis has eluded many Americans. Those that have been able to acquire a beachfront property have had to finagle through Mexico’s hazy legal system.
Best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts
There was a time when an all-inclusive resort vacation was synonymous with a bargain basement getaway. Images of tourists jostling each other in the buffet line and sinking too much free booze were common. Those days have come and gone. Today's all-inclusive resorts are intent on continuously raising the bar and outdoing each other. All-inclusive resorts do offer one thing in common: the ability for travelers to accurately budget the full cost of a vacation.
Buy a Timeshare hires new chief operating officer
BuyaTimeshare.com, the online leader connecting timeshare owners with buyers and renters, announces the hiring of Rosanne Luba to become the company's first Chief Operating Officer.
"Rosanne has an innate ability to understand the complex nature of the timeshare resale industry and we are very pleased to add her expertise to our team," said Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO, BuyaTimeshare.com.
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