Perspective Magazine Awards Program Extends Nomination Window Until December 21

A significant late surge of nominees, and the need to accommodate as many requests as possible, has led ( ) to extend the nomination deadline to December 21st, 2011, for the Second Annual Perspective Magazine , sponsored by .

Timeshare or industry professionals now have three additional weeks to nominate their favorite company or individual for outstanding global recognition of their products or services across the most popular information platform in the industry. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Global Networking Expo,  – A Global Meeting of Minds, in , .

This will be the final extension of the deadline, as online voting will begin during the first week of January, 2012 and provide a three-week window for the industry to vote for their favorites prior to the start of 2012, slated for January 31st – February 2nd, 2012, at the fabulous Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. This is the same amount of time as the 2011 awards program, where 150 nominees received more than 2,500 votes from industry professionals from around the world, and voting will take place as before via the unique online system to be available through the event website at Online votes will then be combined with the decisions of an exclusive panel of judges to determine the winners.

Categories will include enviable awards such as “Best Timeshare Unit” and “Best Fractional Resort”, plus new categories such as an expansion of the “Best Developer Partner” category to include nominees from companies with more than 50 employees and also less than 50 employees. This will give every type of shared ownership company, whether it be a resort, vendor or supplier, an opportunity to nominate for an award.

Additional award categories will feature marketing campaigns, new technology, innovation initiatives and green programs, while individual awards have been included for sales and marketing professionals, entrepreneurs and the “Best Industry Leader”.

Hacienda Tres Rios Resort will host the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner, where winners will be announced the evening of February 2nd, 2012, as attendees enjoy a fabulous dinner, drinks and extensive entertainment program.

“We have been stunned by the number of enquiries about nominations which have come in right before the deadline and we want to make sure they all have time to prepare and submit their nominations,” said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective International. “We are already close to surpassing last year’s number of 150 nominees because of our extensive online outreach and we encourage anyone else thinking of entering to quickly get their nominations in before the new deadline expires.”

GNEX 2012 will discuss the industry through a global lens as resort professionals gather to create business opportunities and develop strategic partnerships. Networking events, interactive panel discussions and informative presentations will lay the foundation for the expo, with a networking lounge uniquely created to give attendees valuable opportunities to conduct business. Delegates will also have access to nightly social events included in their registration in addition to the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner.

For more information and to find out how your company can enter the 2012 Perspective Magazine Awards Program, please visit

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:

Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Travel To Go, Interval International, Lloydshare, RCI,, First American Title Insurance Company, Merlin Software, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid , Royal Resorts, Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), The Pacific Institute, Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, Resort Development Organisation (RDO), The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.

About Perspective Magazine�

Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes regional brands covering North America, Europe & Middle East, South Africa, Asia Pacific and soon to be launched in Latin America. The magazines are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.

The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, is the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public and is also available as a specially customized developer edition for lead generation, in-room marketing and third party sales collateral. Owners Perspective Magazine’s online version,, also features a new guaranteed lead generation program specifically designed for resorts and developers. The site will host the company’s latest endeavor, Vacation TV, a streaming 24/7 online video channel full of information about vacation ownership products and services.

Perspective Magazine also operates a recruitment advertising service through ( ), fractional property listing services and a customized in-room Resort Television product that encourages on-site spending and vacation ownership sales.

GNEX is the company’s annual global networking expo which gathers the top industry professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint ventures that can benefit their businesses.

Perspective Magazine also publishes online through, hosts an online community of industry professionals through Perspective Forums, engages a social media audience of over 44,000 followers through its corporate social media accounts and is a media sponsor of 30 major industry events around the world.

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