Abu Dhabi May Become The Ultimate Travel Destination

Creation Of Saadiyat Island To Include 30 New Hotels, 3 Marinas, And 2 Golf Courses The eyes of the world could soon be on Abu Dhabi, which, as Steffan Rhys found out, is exactly what it wants. Days earlier, President George W. Bush had checked out of the Emirates Palace.…

Read more

Sheraton Universal, Iconic ‘Hotel of the Stars,’ Undergoes A Hollywood Makeover

The More than $30 Million Renovation Will be Completed by Mid-Summer 2008 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(R) (NYSE:HOT) announced today that the Sheraton Universal Hotel is undergoing a massive renovation to be completed by mid-summer 2008. The property is managed by Starwood Hotels and owned by Destination Hotels &…

Read more

OTE Road Show Inspires UK Timeshare & Fractional Market

On Thursday 22nd May, the Organisation for Timeshare in Europe held their road show event in Edinburgh. The road show is held in different locations each year and concentrates on the timeshare market in the host location ahead of their annual European Timeshare Business Forum (13-15 October 2008, Madrid visit…

Read more

Quintess, The Leading Residences Of The World, Receives Robb Report’s ‘Best Of The Best’ Designation For The Third Year In A Row

Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World (LRW), has been honored for the third year in a row by Robb Report’s 20th annual “Best of the Best” issue. The magazine ranks Quintess, LRW as “Best Midsized Destination Club” in the world. The Robb Report article notes that since its 2006…

Read more

Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket To Promote Owners Perspective To Existing & Prospective Timeshare Owners

Following on from the several press releases in the past few weeks, Perspective International can now announce the support of Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket for their soon to be launched consumer publication. Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket will help boost subscriptions to the new publication, from existing and prospective owners throughout Europe and…

Read more

Shell Vacations’ Napa Resort Ranked 5th On Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List Of Best Hotels And Resorts

Expedia® travelers have ranked Shell Vacations’ Vino Bello Resort® in the Napa Valley as number five among the world’s best hotels on this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list. Currently in its second year, the list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and…

Read more

Absolute Launch Hong Kong Fly-Buy Programme

Absolute Developments Corporation add Hong Kong to their growing portfolio of fly-buy destinations. Since 2002 the company has been accommodating guests free of charge for one week as part of their sales and marketing programmes in the destination of Phuket, Thailand. Due to demand a second location was launched the…

Read more

Starwood To Present At The Seventh Annual JMP Securities Research Conference On Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) will be making a presentation during the Seventh Annual JMP Securities Research Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 at 1:00pm Pacific time. Jason Koval, Vice President, Investor Relations, will be speaking at the conference. Audio of the presentation will…

Read more

UK Timeshare Industry Comes Home To Scotland

The Organisation for Timeshare in Europe (OTE) will be holding its biennial UK conference in Edinburgh on 22 May, reflecting the vitally important role that Scotland plays in the UK timeshare industry. The conference, to be held at Dynamic Earth, is being sponsored by Scottish Development International and will be…

Read more

Kouroushis Lion Resorts Merge With Trustwise Holiday Resorts

Kouroushis Lion Resorts (KLR), the leading east Mediterranean Vacation Membership company that trades as Lion Resorts announced today the intention to merge its existing Vacation Membership business with Trustwise Holiday Resorts, owned by CADs International, a leading international real estate, hospitality and tourism development group. The merged group will invest…

Read more

Interval International Promotes Charlie Beech To Director Of The Project Management Office

Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, announced the promotion of Charlie Beech to director of the project management office (PMO) in the IT shared services department. In this role, he is responsible for setting standards and implementing best practices in the areas of project management, communication, closures, and…

Read more

NCG Architects Wins Prestigious ARDA 2008 Award For Best Resort Design

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA), a U.S. trade organization representing the vacation ownership and resort development industry, recently awarded NCG Architects, Inc. its 2008 award for best resort design. The highly competitive contest was open to firms around the world. NCG received the award for the Private Residence Club…

Read more

Diamond Resorts International® Wins Five Gold ARDY Awards At The American Resort Development Association’s 2008 Convention

Diamond Resorts International® (DRI), a global leader in the vacation ownership industry, was awarded five Gold ARDY Awards at the American Resort Development Association’s 2008 convention held recently in Las Vegas. The Gold ARDY Awards honor individuals and teams that are seen as industry role models and innovators in diverse…

Read more

Timeshare Staff Ltd Expands Its Reach In Booming Markets Of Dubai, Egypt & India

The industry’s leading recruitment resource continues to deliver – wherever in the world new and experienced timeshare personnel are required. Timeshare Staff Ltd, launched in 2003 has revolutionized recruiting for many developers and become an integral part of HR departments at several of the largest hospitality brands. Now, in addition…

Read more

Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts Partners With Microsoft To Keep Guests Connected On The Road

Microsoft Products and Services will keep guests connected at Sheraton’s newly branded signature comminucations hub: “Link at Sheraton experienced with Microsoft” Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Microsoft Corp. announced today a partnership to implement products and services at the “Link @ Sheraton,” its signature communications hub rolling out in Sheraton…

Read more

Main Street Inn Receives Insiders’ Select Award From Expedia

Festiva Management Group is proud to announce that the Main Street Inn & Spa on Hilton Head Island, S.C., has been honored with the 2008 Insiders’ Select award from Expedia, the world’s leading online travel provider. Those who received the award represent the top one percent of Expedia’s available properties.…

Read more

3PAR Customer Hilton Grand Vacations Webcast: Blueprint For The Virtual Datacenter

3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today a case study Webcast, “Blueprint for the Virtual Datacenter,” in which Rich Jackson, Vice President of Technology Operations at Hilton Grand Vacations talks about his implementation of 3cV, an innovative blueprint for the virtual datacenter that has helped…

Read more

Record Breaking Attendance At Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Conference

The 12th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) concluded with a very optimistic outlook for the Caribbean region as a record-breaking 522 delegates met at the newly opened Hyatt Regency Trinidad May 6-8 and heard that there is currently more than $100 billion in investment in the region…

Read more

Westin Hotels & Resorts Expands Into Queensland, Australia

The Westin Brisbane Empire Square Hotel and Residences will open in 2012, offering a prime location in the state capital of Queensland Adding even more depth to its rapidly expanding portfolio in Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced an agreement with Metacap Empire Square…

Read more

Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints International Development Executive

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of lodging industry veteran Tom Monahan as executive vice president, international development. Based in the company’s Hong Kong offices and reporting to Steven A. Rudnitsky, president and chief executive officer, Monahan will lead an international team charged with developing the Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days…

Read more