Raintree Resorts Acquires 10th Mexican Property Brings Total Resorts To 20 In North America

Raintree Resorts International has recently acquired its tenth vacation ownership resort in Mexico and its second property in Puerto Vallarta. The new resort, renamed Raintree’s Villa Vera Puerto Vallarta, was purchased on May 7 from Jose Luis Borioli, a Puerto Vallarta developer. Previously known as Nautilus, the property features an…

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Marriott International Has Best Showing Ever At Freddie Awards – Marriott Rewards Named Top Program

Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s guest loyalty program, won 10 Freddie Awards including Best Program in the Americas. The Freddie Awards are announced each year by Randy Petersen, publisher and editor of Inside Flyer magazine, and recognize excellence in frequent traveler programs globally. Results are determined by reader surveys. Marriott Rewards…

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Vacation Ownership Conversion Rates Generated From Timeshare Tours Increase With New Marketing E-Tool

A new vacation ownership marketing tool increases conversion ratios for timeshare tours. Released by International Tour Registry Inc., the new e-tool is designed to protect the marketing budget of any vacation ownership company by generating more positive traffic, customers and sales. International Tour Registry Inc. announces the release of a…

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Dubai-Based Emerald Vacation Group Selects SPI Software

Vacation ownership (timeshare) software developer Systems Products International (SPI) announced recently that its enterprise system was selected by Dubai-based Emerald Vacation Group. SPI software will be used to manage vacation ownership marketing and sales operations, owner services and accounting, owner reservations and residential property management for the company’s two projects:…

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Sales Commence For Wyndham Vacation Resorts Panama City Beach

Wyndham Vacation Ownership has announced the start of sales at the company’s fifth vacation ownership resort in the Panhandle, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Panama City Beach. Overlooking the white sand beaches and emerald waters of Panama City Beach, Fla., this premier resort is now available for customers to purchase deeded interests…

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Paradise Creations Ltd Launches Caribbean Resort Development Company

Paradise Creations Ltd is pleased to announce the forming of its Grand Cayman-based Caribbean Resort Development company on January 12th, 2008.   Owners Mario L. Bodner and Barbara L. O’Donnell have over 60 years combined experience in Resort Development. From the resort’s Conception, Design, and Sales and Marketing Operational aspects,…

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VH Dubai And RCI Sign Agreement To Offer Fractionals On Palm Jumeirah

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), and VH Dubai have entered into an affiliation agreement whereby VH Dubai will offer prospective purchasers the opportunity to own a piece of the Palm Jumeirah. This eagerly awaited fractional ownership project…

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Perspective Magazine Adds To It’s Coverage Of Industry Events With The Fractional Summit

Perspective Magazine, (www.theperspectivemagazine.com) the most read independent B2B publication for the timeshare and shared ownership industry already covers 9 major industry conventions around the world; including ARDA, CRDA, ATHOC, OTE & VOIC and now has become a media sponsor for the upcoming Fractional Summit in London this July. Details Below:…

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aloft Hotel Breaks Ground In Aventura, Florida

New concept hotel to open in one of Florida’s Premier Golf Communities in 2009 aloha! Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(R) (NYSE:HOT) and its much-anticipated new lifestyle brand, aloft(sm) hotels, announces a groundbreaking celebration today at 11 a.m. for the new aloft hotel in Aventura, Florida. Developed and owned by…

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Sol Meliá Vacation Club Reports Strong Start To 2008 With Impressive First Quarter Results

Following a banner year in 2007, after just three years in operation, Sol Meliá Vacation Club (SMVC) is reporting a strong start to 2008 and its fourth year with a total revenue increase of 22 percent for the first quarter of 2008, over the same period last year. The overall…

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“Take Two Weeks and Call Me in the Morning”

American Resort Development Association Concurs with Recent Survey Findings that Americans are Vacation-Deprived While many people across this great nation get ready to celebrate the first weekend of summer, most people don’t have any plans to vacation this year. Based on the recent Expedia Vacation Deprivation™ survey, Americans not only…

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Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort, Phuket To Open In Early 2009

Shortly after announcing its first foray into Asia’s premier tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand, Outrigger Enterprises Group today announced that it will open an absolute beachfront condominium resort in Phuket in early 2009. The new resort, to be called “Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort, Phuket”, will be the first Outrigger property…

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Captain Morgan’s Vacation Beach Club In Belize Receives Prestigious Industry Award From Interval International

Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, presented Captain Morgan’s Vacation Beach Club in Belize with the Interval International Premier Resort Award® for 2008 at a ceremony held recently at the property. The annual award recognizes resorts that provide outstanding vacation experiences with state-of-the-art conveniences, and modern features and…

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London Jet Flying High

Diamond Aircraft Lands New European Customer The London-made D-Jet will be winging its way over Europe. Diamond Aircraft has received an order for eight of the personal jets from Smart Air, located in Luxembourg, which will operate a D-Jet fleet across the continent when it gets its planes in 2010.…

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Exclusive Resorts® Named Best Of The Best By Robb Report Magazine

Editors’ Choice Reveals Leading Luxury Destination Club as the Preferred Option in Luxury Travel Exclusive Resorts (www.exclusiveresorts.com), the world’s leading luxury destination club, has been recognized in Robb Report’s 20th annual “Best of the Best” issue as the “Best Full-Size Destination Club.” This is the fourth time that Exclusive Resorts…

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American Express Announces 2008 Membership Rewards® Program Partner Lineup

Program Expands With a Number of New Partners Across Popular Categories, including Wynn® Las Vegas, Air Tahiti Nui, Legal Sea Food and USGA® American Express today announced the 2008 partner lineup for its industry-leading Membership Rewards® program, which includes the addition of several new partners across popular categories and gives…

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First Equity Group To Build World’s First Indoor Winter Sports Resort

SnOasis – €600m mixed-use development outside Ipswich, UK First Equity Group (the “Group”), an Irish private equity and real estate group today confirmed that, Onslow Suffolk Limited (“OSL”), a consortium in which the Group and its investors are a 70% shareholder, has received significant support from the UK Government for…

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Interval International Adds Pólus Palace To Global Network

Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, has announced it has added the Hungarian resort of Pólus Palace Thermal Golf Club Hotel to its global network. Pólus Palace is situated about 15 miles north of Budapest, Hungary’s historic capital, in a small village called Göd. The development opened in…

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TimeShareWare To Participate At 22nd Annual AMDETUR Conference In Mexico City

TimeShareWare, the leading provider of software solutions for shared-ownership mixed use resorts, will be attending and exhibiting at the 22nd Annual AMDETUR Conference June 18-20, 2008, at the Sheraton Hotel in the Historical Center of Mexico City. This year’s convention theme is “Tourism, Development Driver for Mexico.” Allen Rice, Chief…

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