Perspective Magazine Celebrates Early Finish To Expansion Project With Announcement Of Asia Pacific Edition

Perspective International have announced the completion of a proposed 18 month expansion plan in half the time, as a fourth regional version of the shared ownership industry’s largest independent publication is announced.

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Chris Harrington Named To Management Positions For Tapestry Resorts And LaTour Hotels And Resorts In Park City, Utah

Chris Harrington has been appointed to management positions at two resorts in Park City, Utah’s popular Rocky Mountain resort destination. He was named general manager of The Lodge at Stillwater, managed by LaTour Hotels and Resorts, and general manager of Tapestry Resorts’ owner rental program at Shadow Ridge Resort & Conference Center.

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Starwood’s Renowned Luxury Collection Brand Sets Its Sights On Expansion In South America With The Debut Of Tambo del Inka, In Peru A Luxury Collection Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in a franchise agreement with Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, announced the opening of Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection resort in the sacred valley of Urubamba as part of its long term growth strategy in South America. With rising hotel demand and secular trends driving hotel development, The Luxury Collection will also open its third hotel in Peru in 2011 with the debut of Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco, the capital of the ancient Incan Empire.

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Tau Resorts Joins Interval International

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), welcomes Tau nahui and Tau Santa Maria in Nayarit, Mexico, to its exchange network. With these two properties, Tau Resorts—a new entrant into the shared ownership industry—establishes the foundation for its collection of beachfront and boutique eco-resorts.

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RCI Announces The Launch Of Its Internationally Acclaimed RCI Points® Program For The Timeshare Market In India Through Cambay Family Holidays Club

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has introduced the RCI Points program through Cambay Family Holidays Club, part of Neesa Leisure Ltd. With the launch of RCI Points in India, timeshare owners will be offered an enhanced trading system that gives RCI Points members greater flexibility in resort and travel exchange.

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RCI, Global Leader In Vacation Exchange, Launches RCI Points Platinum Membership

RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that opportunities for automatic upgrades, priority exchange privileges and a myriad of exciting new travel and lifestyle benefits are coming to hundreds of thousands of RCI Points® members in the U.S. and Canada.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, Dominican Republic, Expands With Two Dream Suites Products In Punta Cana

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC), with corporate offices in Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, has added Dream Suites by Lifestyle at Grand Oasis Bavaro, to its portfolio through the ongoing strategic alliance with Spain-based Globalia Corporation. The joint product is the second venture in Punta Cana, which also includes the adjacent Dream Suites by Lifestyle at Grand Oasis Punta Cana with 46 luxury suites.

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LaTour Hotels And Resorts To Manage Grove Gardens Phuket In Thailand

East meets West, again… And, as part of its continued expansion in Asia, U.S.-based LaTour Hotels and Resorts, which offers personalized luxury hospitality management services for four- and five-star properties worldwide, will now manage Grove Gardens Phuket, an exclusive residential estate property located on prestigious Cape Yamu on the East Coast of Phuket, Thailand.

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Marriott Vacation Club Introduces New Vacation Ownership Program

Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, (NYSE: MAR), announced today the launch of the points-based Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program in North America and the Caribbean. Building on 25 successful years of innovation, evolution and industry leadership, the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program offers greater flexibility, further personalization and more experience opportunities for Owners.

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Global Connections Resort Employees Help Clean Daytona Beach

Employees and vendors from Sea Shells Beach Club in Daytona Beach, Florida, celebrated Earth Day recently by participating in a beach cleanup near their resort, which is owned and managed by Global Connections, Inc. (GCI). (www.exploregci.com)

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Interval International And Resort Affiliates Pledge $15,000 to CTO Foundation

Interval International and participating resort affiliates continued their financial support of tourism education with a $15,000 donation to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation. Neil Kolton, director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, Interval International, presented the check to Hugh Riley, secretary general of CTO, and Jacqueline Johnson, chairman of the foundation, during Caribbean Week in New York City. The latest contribution underscores the ongoing commitment of Interval and its resort affiliates to the foundation. Over the past 11 years, they have funded $190,000 in scholarships and study grants for Caribbean nationals.

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Wyndham Worldwide Taps Intelity To Enhance Hotel Guest Technology Experience

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has announced that Intelity, an Orlando based hospitality technology firm, will deploy an innovative and interactive guest web experience, Wyndham Connect, exclusively across all Wyndham Hotel Group brands in North America and provide the Hotel Group with access to its Interactive Customer Experience (ICE) suite of products.

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Lennon Communications Selected As Publicist For National Timeshare Reseller

Marge Lennon, president of Lennon Communications Group, Inc. has been engaged to provide public relations services to SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, one of the world’s largest and most respected online timeshare resale and rental marketing organizations.

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Interval International Promotes Neil Kolton To Director Of Sales And Service For The Caribbean And Florida

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the promotion of Neil Kolton to director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida (excluding Orlando and the Panhandle). He oversees the company’s presence and plays a lead role in building its developer client base in these markets. Kolton also serves in the same capacity for Preferred ResidencesTM, a branded membership and exchange program for luxury fractional resorts and private residence clubs.

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Read It In Ventures!

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has launched a new and greatly enhanced www.rciventures.com website designed to be the ‘must read’ source for news and views on the shared-vacation ownership industry in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region.

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Holiday Letting Shop Launches With The Approval Of TATOC, The Timeshare Association

Developed by Sharon Jackson and Emily Collins, Holiday Letting Shop (HLS) has been developed to bridge the gap between individual timeshare owners and resorts with inventory to rent and companies and holidaymakers looking for resort-based apartment accommodation.

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SPM Resorts To Manage A Place At The Beach Resort In Atlantic Beach NC

A Place At The Beach resort’s homeowners’ association (HOA) recently announced they had contracted with SPM Resorts, a professional resort management company, to manage their 279-unit oceanfront multi-use property with both timeshare and whole owned units.

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Trident Business Management Expands Advisory Partner Positions

Jim Danz RRP and Bill Tsao, Managing Partners of Trident Business Management, have recently selected two new Advisory Partners for their organization, joining other respected executives within the lodging and timeshare sectors of the leisure industry.

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Securities Based Fractional Funding, LLC. Announces The Availability Of Financing For Domestic And Foreign Buyers Of Luxury Fractional Real Estate

David M. Disick, private residence club pioneer and fractional finance expert, announced today that his company, Securities Based Fractional Funding, LLC.(SBFF) and Equities First Holdings, LLC. (EFH), have formed an alliance to provide securities based financing to domestic and foreign buyers, owners and developers of luxury fractional properties.

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Interval International Presents Zuana Beach Resort With Chairman’s Club Award

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), honored Zuana Beach Resort with its prestigious Chairman’s Club Award. The annual distinction recognizes the top 25 membership-producing companies worldwide, based on new memberships received by Interval during the previous calendar year.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Its Westin Hotel Brand to Germany’s Vibrant Cultural Centre with the New Westin Hamburg Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announces that it will introduce its wellness brand, Westin Hotels & Resorts, to Hamburg. The new Westin Hamburg Hotel will open in 2012 under an agreement between Starwood and its joint venture partner, Arabella Hospitality Group. The hotel is designed by world-renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as part of the highly anticipated Elbe Philharmonic complex, Europe’s most ambitious development projects. Expected to become a cultural and architectural landmark, this urban development will also include luxury residences and a multitude of culinary, cultural and nightlife options all set in the heart of upscale HafenCity.

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TATOC Takes The Initiative…

Wednesday 26th May 2010 was an important day for the timeshare industry. There was no scandal, no new legislation nor a consumer television programme about to reveal all. But in a hotel in Manchester there were representatives from every facet of the industry meeting for the first time to discuss the challenges and problems of the industry and more importantly to discuss action to overcome them

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RCI CEO Appointed To Christel House Board Of Directors

Christel House International today announced that Geoff Ballotti, CEO of RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has been appointed to the Christel House International Board of Directors.

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Perspective Magazine Introduces Industry Toolbar To Deliver News Via Internet Browsers

Perspective Magazine, the timeshare and fractional ownership industry’s largest independent trade publication continues to add technological and social media elements to its strong online presence by introducing the first industry toolbar that delivers the latest news and reviews direct to the internet browsers of its users without having to first visit the http://perspectivemagazine.com website.

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Citadel Announces Appointment Of Cypriot Fractional Developer Petevinos “The Resort” Ltd And Their Luxury Development, Sunset Springs Hotel & Resort Suites

Citadel Trustees Ltd (Citadel) is pleased to announce that it has recently been appointed by the Petevinos Group to provide bespoke Trustee and Stakeholder Services to this highly acclaimed Cypriot Developer for their exclusive Fractional Resort, Sunset Springs Hotel & Resort Suites.

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Sustainable Meeting Practices to Roll Out Globally in 2011 Across All Starwood Brands

Building on a commitment to sustainability and conservation initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced it has introduced sustainable-meeting guidelines at every North American property.

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