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Anantara Vacation Club Sponsors Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

Thailand’s most unique sporting event features 4 days of world class sporting entertainment and “elephantastic” selfie Instagram contest Annual Elephant Polo Tourney runs from Thursday, August 28 through Sunday, August 31at Siam Polo Park at the VR Sports Club in Bangkok Anantara Vacation Club, a luxury shared ownership concept, is…

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Hong Kong Buyers Snap Up Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa Apartments At Exclusive Two-Day Launch Event For Final Third Phase

Following the sell-out success of Phase I and Phase II, Absolute World Group, launched the third and final phase of Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, with 20% sold at an exclusive two-day event in Hong Kong. Nestled between two white sand beaches and set within a spectacular peninsula boasting…

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Sydney Set For Biggest Hotel Boom Since Olympics In 2000

Fourteen years after the last major hotel opened in Sydney’s center, 42 developers are competing to turn two 100-year-old government office buildings into accommodations as demand soars. Elsewhere in the city, developers including China’s Greenland Holding Group Co. and Singapore-based M&L Hospitality Trust plan to add more than 5,300 rooms…

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Karma Royal Group Confirms Nicky Haslam To Streamline Resorts’ Interiors

In a step to confirm its brand’s increasing emphasis on sophistication and glamour, style and design, Karma Royal Group has announced that the group has enlisted celebrated English interior designer Nicky Haslam to streamline the overall look of the group’s Karma Resort properties. Mr. Haslam’s first project with Karma involved…

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Anantara Vacation Club Wins Two Prestigious Awards By American Resort Development Association

Asia’s leading luxury vacation ownership company recognized with one of the organization’s top honors: ACE International Project of Excellence Award Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, is thrilled to announce its receipt of two prestigious awards from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Anantara…

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Hobart Timeshare Resort Emerges As South Pacific Favourite; Injecting Millions Into Local Economy

Hobart’s only beachside resort, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Seven Mile Beach has been acknowledged as the favourite destination for holiday-makers in the South Pacific’s biggest timeshare group. The Tasmanian timeshare resort, which is part of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s resort portfolio has won the company’s Owner Satisfaction Award for 2013…

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Anantara Vacation Club Gallops Into The Year Of The Horse

2013 Development, Growth & Community Giving Set the Stage for a Successful and Prosperous Year Anantara Vacation Club, a unique luxury vacation ownership product, is galloping into the Year of the Horse after an incredibly successful 2013, marked by a growing portfolio of award-winning properties, an increase in membership and…

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Tick Off Your Bucket List With Wyndham’s Travel Competition

Imagine spending your life exploring the great wonders of the world, scaling near-impossible peaks, photographing underwater treasures of the deep and learning secrets from remote, hidden tribes. More than 70 years ago, American John Goddard, aged just 15, dreamt up the world’s first bucket list, writing down 127 incredible goals…

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Interval International To Be A Platinum Sponsor Of Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), will again be a Platinum sponsor of the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific (AOCAP). The event will be held on the 15th and 16th October at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Kowloon in Hong…

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New E-Plus Exchange Feature Gives Interval Members More Flexibility In Vacation Planning

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the worldwide launch of E-Plus, an exciting new vacation exchange feature. With E-Plus, weeks or points members may change destinations, resorts, unit sizes, or travel dates as many as three…

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The Registry Collection® Program Celebrates 20 New Affiliated Properties To Date In 2013

The Registry Collection, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, has welcomed 20 new properties to its network of affiliated resorts so far in 2013. “With these new affiliations to The Registry Collection’s network, we are continuing to provide members with access to an elite network of vacation destinations and added…

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Blackstone Books $1.25 Billion IPO For Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide Inc filed for an initial public offering of up to $1.25 billion as owner Blackstone Group LP seeks to take advantage of a reviving hotel industry. Blackstone took Hilton private in 2007 in a $26.7 billion deal, one of the largest leveraged buyouts that preceded the 2008 global…

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Vacatia.com Attracts $5 Million In Funding To Launch Online Marketplace For Vacation Timeshares

Vacation Listing Service, Inc., Launches Vacatia.com with Seed Funding from Top Luminaries in Travel, Timeshare and Online Real Estate. Vacation Listing Services, Inc. (VLS),www.vacationlistingservice.com, announced today it has closed more than $5 million in funding for the launch of Vacatia.com, www.vacatia.com, the new online marketplace for shared vacation ownership. Vacatia…

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RCI® Welcomes Empark Hotels and Resorts Group to Growing China Portfolio

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, has expanded its portfolio of more than 4,000 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries through its latest affiliation with Empark Hotels and Resorts Group. The affiliation agreement includes seven resorts located in great vacation destinations in China. “It is with great pride…

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Anantara Vacation Club Adds Three New Properties in Asia To The Registry Collection® Program’s Network of Affiliated Resorts

The Registry Collection, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, recently welcomed three new Anantara Vacation Club properties in Asia: Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao, Anantara Vacation Club Bophut and Anantara Vacation Club Bali Seminyak. “These beautiful properties all offer the best of exotic Southeast Asia, with the luxury amenities…

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Wyndham Partners With Scoot To Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime Singapore Adventure!

Hospitality giant Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has joined forces with low-cost airline Scoot for an incredible online competition with a total prize value of more than $10,000. As part of the ‘2013 Scoot to Singapore with 11 friends’ competition, one lucky winner will receive return flights for them and…

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Wyndham Scoops The Pool At Annual Timeshare Industry Awards

The region’s leading vacation ownership company, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific swept the pool at last night’s 22nd annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) Awards by scooping no less than eight of the 15 coveted awards on offer. Winning accolades ranging from Corporate Performer of the Year and…

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Concord Servicing Corporation Joins RCI® Affiliate Access Program, Offering Affiliates Discounted Pricing On Financial Services

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced a new agreement with Concord Servicing Corporation to offer discounted financial services to RCI’s affiliated resorts through the recently branded RCI Affiliate Access program. Concord Servicing Corporation is a well-respected financial…

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Wanaka Braces For Bumper Ski Season

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka, in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region, is gearing up for one of its busiest snow seasons yet, after more than 60 centimetres of fresh powder was recorded at Cardrona ski field base area just a day before the season’s scheduled official opening. Heavy snowfall over the…

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Ramada Phillip Island’s Feathered Friends Officially Named

Ramada Phillip Island’s three new penguin mascots have been officially named, after resort guests submitted their ideas as part of a three month long competition. The three ‘little penguins’ were adopted by Ramada Phillip Island, managed by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, as part of The Penguin Foundation’s sponsorship program.…

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Aruba-Based Playa Linda Beach Resort Chooses SPI Orange Software

Vacation ownership software leader SPI Software is pleased to announce that Playa Linda Beach Resort, a top-rated resort located on Palm Beach in Aruba, has selected SPI Orange as their future software platform. Richard Betrian, financial director of Playa Linda Beach Resort, commented, “We selected SPI Software based on their…

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Interval Platinum Hits Milestone 100,000 Members

Upscale product meeting the needs of consumers and resort clients Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that more than 100,000 families are now enrolled in Interval PlatinumSM, its most prestigious membership level. Launched two years ago,…

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Diamond Resorts International® Expands Global Footprint through Alliance with Dorsett Hospitality International

DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL® (Diamond), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, engages in a strategic alliance with Dorsett Hospitality International (Dorsett) and now offers its members, owners and guests new destination choices in Asia. Dorsett owns and manages 20 hotels in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.…

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11th Annual RCI Christel House Open Hosts 14 Sites Worldwide

The 11th annual RCI Christel House Open charity golf tournament kicked off on May 18 and runs through June 17. This year, golfers will gather at 14 sites worldwide to raise funds and awareness for Christel House. Tournament sites include: • Boonville, NY: hosted by Lodging Kit Company • Branson,…

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Hilton Grand Vacations Honored with Prestigious Employer Award

The Timeshare Division of Hilton Worldwide Earns American Resort Development Association Circle of Excellence Employer of the Year Award Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has been honored by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) with the prestigious 2013 Circle of Excellence Employer of the Year Award. Hilton Grand Vacations received the…

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Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach in Hawaii Added to The Registry Collection® Program’s Network of Affiliated Resorts

The Registry Collection, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, recently welcomed Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach to its network of affiliated resorts. The Registry Collection currently offers more than 200 vacation options either available for exchange or under development in 40 countries. “Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach is a welcome…

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SPI Orange Software The Choice For Global Exchange Development Corp.

SPI, the shared ownership industry’s premier software provider, is pleased to announce that Global Exchange Development Corporation has selected SPI Orange software for use in managing their sales and marketing operations. “After reviewing the options available in the marketplace we felt SPI offered the best solution to our escalating needs,”…

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