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Swiss-Based Holiday Marketplace, weholi, Enjoys TATOC Affiliation Success

TATOC, the Timeshare Association, which represents thousands of timeshare owners across Europe, has announced the successful affiliation of holiday marketplace, weholi. TATOC, the Timeshare Association, has announced the successful affiliation of on-line holiday marketplace, weholi. Developed by Zurich based owners Thorsten and Nicole Wieting, weholi is an easy-to-use on-line marketplace…

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Exclusive Interview: Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood CEO

Starwood’s global president and CEO plots the next phase of the hotel chain’s ambitious Middle Eastern expansion. Frits van Paasschen is a man who stands out from the crowd. At this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, an event teeming with dark suited hotel executives, he took to the stage wearing…

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Blaze At CLC World Resort Handled Smartly

A nationally reported fire which closed in on Club La Costa World resort on the Costa del Sol, Spain, at the weekend, caused the temporary evacuation of 1,248 guests. The company’s carefully prepared contingency plans swung into action when the blaze on scrubland, fanned by high winds, threatened to spread…

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The Kitchen Table By White Modern Cuisine Set To Open July 1, 2014 At Blue Reisdences Resort

Unique Dining Experience To Be Led By Award-Winning Chef Urvin Croes. Blue Residences, a luxury condominium resort opening on Aruba’s Eagle Beach in March 2014, will soon be home to a new upscale restaurant, The Kitchen Table by White Modern Cuisine, scheduled to open July 1, 2014. Under the direction…

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European Timeshare Leaders Create A New Task Force

The leading businesses and bodies in the European timeshare sector have launched a new initiative to tackle issues that potentially affect hundreds of thousands of timeshare owners and consumers; the initiative also signifies a new era reflecting the great strides forward that the industry has taken in quality and integrity.…

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Green Awards Hat Trick For CLC World Resort

CLC World resort Trenython Manor in Cornwall scooped a third green accolade this year in the 2013 Western Morning News Business Awards. The hotel and lodge resort, which is set in countryside overlooking St Austell Bay, promotes nature breaks and green practices and was named winner of the Green Achievement…

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Interval International To Sponsor St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association Crystal Pineapple Awards Event

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), is the title sponsor of the eighth annual St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala. The event is being held November 22 at the Sonesta Maho Beach…

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The Sharing Economy: Newcomers And Old-Timers Share Learnings

Free to interested parties – find out what you can share – from cars to cooking skills! An intriguing breakfast event to be held in London on 19 November will be asking many probing questions about the sharing economy. Hosted by Collaborative Consumption Europe, speakers and panellists include Matt Holmes…

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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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Merlin Software For Vacation Ownership Chosen By Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt

Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for the vacation ownership industry, has been chosen by Hilton’s Sharm Dreams resort. The luxury resort, which has been in operation for over ten years, is set on the southern point of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Guests…

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TATOC Affiliation For ICE Europe

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), TATOC, is delighted to announce that the European office of International Cruise & Excursions, known as ICE Europe, has become a TATOC affiliated company. Launched in 1997 and renowned as a worldwide travel and leisure organisation, ICE provides innovative cruise, holiday and travel…

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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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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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Interval International Adds Hotel Club Residence La Castellana To Its Global Vacation Exchange Network

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of the vacation ownership units at the Hotel Club Residence La Castellana in Calabria, the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” The resort is set on a promontory overlooking the…

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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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SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and DAE Partner on New Timeshare Rental Opportunity

SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, a VacationOwnership.com LLC brand and the leader in online timeshare resale, and ResortRentals.com is launching an unprecedented service for timeshare owners, management and travel consumers that is unprecedented in the industry. Starting July 8, 2013, vacationers will be able to rent discounted by-owner timeshares for weeklong luxury vacations backed…

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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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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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