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The Association of Timeshare Recyclers works to rebuild industry image
Long Island Newsday
The Association of Timeshare Recyclers (ATR), is a non-profit organization that has been established to help rebuild the image and financial stability of the timeshare industry by creating programs that help to increase consumer perception of flexibility, liquidity, and value of a timeshare interval in the secondary market.
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Timeshare resale advertiser provides food items for the underprivileged
Inside the Gate
Employees from online timeshare advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com have delivered 1,189 pounds of food to charitable groups serving the communities in which the company operates, Tampa, FL, and Merrimack, NH.
Volunteers donated the food items to Metropolitan Ministries (Tampa) and the New Hampshire Food Bank (Merrimack region) following the company's annual holiday food drive.
Make-a-Wish and Donate for a Cause launch new program
Make-a-Wish and Donate for a Cause are piloting a new program where timeshare owners can donate their annual usage to Make a Wish kids, even while retaining title of their property. The program solves two problems: timeshare owners now have an easy way to put their unused properties to good use and get a tax receipt in return — and Make-a-Wish kids get the vacation of their dreams.
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What $390,000 will buy you across the country
The Huffington Post
That old golden rule of real estate — location, location, location — is probably more true in Canada than just about anywhere else.
From frighteningly expensive Vancouver to the almost suspiciously affordable Trois-Rivieres, QC., this is a country with a multitude of very different housing markets.
Like the people in those cities, the housing markets are dealing with differing economic circumstances. Though it certainly does seem to be the case, at the moment, that an east-west divide has opened up.
Interval International honored with 3 HSMAI Adrian Awards
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, has been honored with three Adrian Awards by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). As the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition, this year's 55th annual contest attracted nearly 1,000 entries that were judged by top executives from all sectors of the industry.
Notice of CTC 2013 Annual Public Meeting
Canadian Tourism Commission
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) invites you to listen in on the 2013 Annual Public Meeting.
Date: December 18th, 2013
Time: 10:00 PT (13:00 ET)
The Annual Public Meeting provides an opportunity for the public to hear how Canada's Tourism Brand — Canada. Keep Exploring — is promoted in the international marketplace to increase international travel to Canada.
DAE has eye on Dubai for vacation exchange
The recent announcement naming Dubai as the host city for the World Expo 2020 has been welcomed by global vacation exchange provider, DAE, which has the hot-spot city in its sights as the next big exchange destination.
DAE CEO Francis Taylor said Dubai was a great tourist destination, attracting huge interest from timeshare owners and exchange members all over the world.
Lone Mountain Ranch announces new distinguished ownership and management
Travel Daily News
Lone Mountain Ranch, one of the Top 20 Ranch and Nordic Destinations in the America, announced it has been acquired by Makar Properties, an innovative real estate development company committed to creating and preserving cherished experiences in resort travel. The All-Inclusive Montana guest ranch, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will continue to feature its dual season family adventure experiences hosted by passionate local staff — with one of the most extensive Nordic trail systems to be found in the United States.
Business reviews now available on the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide
Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource to Canada’s ownership-based resort and leisure industry, but need your help to get it started Visit the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.
Who will take reins of the ski area?
Is Intrawest soon to take the reins of operation at Crested Butte Mountain Resort?
That has been the rumour since last spring, and this past week the current managers — the Mueller family — told ski area employees that they have been talking with someone. They named no names, however.
Rising interest rates weigh on real estate funds
Las Vegas Sun
One look at the lackluster gains of real estate mutual funds this year might give the impression that commercial property owners are struggling through a relapse of their post-financial crisis woes.
But demand for office, retail and other commercial real estate has been steadily improving along with the economy, boosting occupancy and rental rates for many owners. And many economists project more of the same next year.
Condo managers turn to DNA tests to solve pooper-scooper problems
Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identify the culprits who don't clean up after their pets. It's the latest twist in the long-running struggle to keep canine waste off lawns, hallways, elevators and other common areas of animal-friendly community buildings.
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