Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, California

Vail Resorts is purchasing the ski resort as well as the undeveloped sites at the center of the base area which are zoned for residential and commercial development for a purchase price of approximately $18.0 million.

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Villas At Palm Springs And Iron Horse Resort Join The Alderwood Group’s Portfolio Of Managed Resorts

Iron Horse Resort is a wholly-owned vacation resort with ski-in, ski-out access to Winter Park Resort and The Villas at Palm Springs is a small seasoned timeshare property located near historic downtown Palm Springs.

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Interval International Names Christopher McGill Director Of Resort Sales And Service For Western Region

In this role, McGill oversees Interval’s presence and directs the day-to-day sales and service activities in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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Four Seasons Residence Clubs Extend Affiliation With Interval International

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has extended its affiliation with Four Seasons Residence Clubs.

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ResorTime.com Taps Locher & Associates to Broaden Business Development Efforts

ResorTime.Com, a Carlsbad, California-based company specializing in online timeshare condominium rentals which recently introduced its Bonus Time Network ™ has engaged the services of Locher & Associates to broaden its marketing and business development efforts.

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Grand Pacific MarBrisa Timeshare Resort and Hilton Grand Vacations Expand Relationship

Hilton Grand Vacations will now assume responsibility for Grand Pacific MarBrisa timeshare sales and marketing, as well as many resort management services.

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Global Connections Names Shoot For The Stars Winners

Global Connections Inc., the nationally respected travel club, (www.exploregci.com) has recently announced the winners in the company’s fifth annual Shoot for the Stars photo contest, created exclusively for members of its Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) travel club.

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Emily Ceruzzi Receives C.A.R.E’s Top Award

Emily Ceruzzi of Global Connections, Inc. (www.exploregci.com) was recently named the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards presented annually by the Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.), a vacation industry trade association. Emily was honored at C.A.R.E.’s historical 25th semi-annual conference, held in late April in New Orleans.

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2009 Was A Record Year Announces Welk Resorts

Vacation ownership resort company, Welk Resorts, announces record-high numbers for 2009….expectations for 2010 and coming decade are high.

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Farrow Selected For ARDA Chairman’s League

John Farrow, President of Farrow Commercial Construction has recently become a member of the prestigious Chairman’s League of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).

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2010 Employment Forecast Announced By Starwood Hotels

Hospitality Giant Slated to Create More than 12,000 New Jobs in the Coming Year

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces plans to add more than 12,000 new jobs to the global workforce in 2010 – with roughly half of these jobs to be located inside the U.S. in markets spanning from New York to California. The news comes on the heels of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment situation report issued Friday that indicates unemployment remained at 10% in December, with 15.3 million unemployed persons.

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Global Connections Assumes Management And Rentals For Florida Property

Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) one of the nation’s most respected travel clubs, has recently assumed responsibility for the property management and onsite rental program for the whole ownership condo/hotel units at the Beso Del Sol Resort in Dunedin, Florida.

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Luxury Project In Baja Sur, Mexico Unveiled By Welk Resorts

Los Cabos resort offers new upscale property with ‘old world Mexico’ design and hospitality.

Welk Resorts opened its seventh vacation ownership resort last month – Sirena del Mar, located in Los Cabos, Mexico. Members of the Welk Resorts Platinum Program will now have access to the 222-unit, luxury project, which is situated on a seven-acre, seaside expanse overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Sirena del Mar or, “mermaid of the sea,” lies almost 15 miles east of the laid-back, colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and only four miles east of Mexico’s trendiest hotspot, Cabo San Lucas. The resort enjoys the best of both these communities, which together constitute the world-famous tourist destination of Los Cabos.

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California Contractor Selected To Lead ARDA Sub-Committee

John Farrow, President of Farrow Commercial, has recently been named Lead for the Regulatory sub-content group within the Construction and Design Committee for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Farrow will guide the Regulatory sub-content group as it advises ARDA members not only on construction issues but also on changing regulatory issues and national construction guidelines affecting them. Farrow will also direct committee members in both ADA and FHA building guidelines, along with fellow ARDA members from the legal profession.

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Register Now For The 2010 Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference Co-Sponsored By The Registry Collection® Exchange Program

Visit RagatzAssociates.com and register by January 12, 2010, to receive discounted rates Registration is open for the 2010 Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference co-sponsored by The Registry Collection exchange program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program. The conference will take place March 29-31, 2010, at the Fairmont San Francisco in…

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Funds Raised For Charity By Global Connections Florida Office

The staff of Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) one of the nation’s most respected travel clubs, has generously helped its local SPCA by raising money for abused and neglected animals in their area. Employees from Global’s Clearwater, Florida office entered the 5th annual SPCA (Society for the Prevention & Cruelty to…

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Diamond Affinity Program Released By La Sarenne And The Society

Harnessing the power of a multi-faceted sales and marketing program to assist upscale resort clients wishing to target the affluent demographic concerning rental, sales and management opportunities La Sarenne Luxury Properties and The Society (www.TheSociety.com) today announced the debut of their newest online marketing opportunity, The Diamond Affinity Program, a…

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A Return To ResortCom International Team For Hannah Zulueta As Director Of Sales

ResortCom International, which provides resort management, rental, reservations and travel services and financial services to the vacation ownership, fractional and luxury resort industry, has announced Hannah Zulueta as its new director of sales. Zulueta brings over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She started her career with RCI…

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Members-Only Wesbite Launched By Global Connections

Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has recently launched its new Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) members-only website to serve the needs of more than 150,000 members. The newly enhanced website allows members to make online reservations and to escape, explore and discover all the possibilities and benefits available with their Global Discovery…

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Chicago Title Announced By Evocon EIA To Provide Escrow Management Secure Vacations For Employment Interruption Assurance

The product provides assistance and peace of mind for purchasers during challenging economic times Evocon EIA today announced this agreement with Chicago Title to introduce Secure Vacations, an employment interruption assurance (EIA) program for timeshare purchases. Secure Vacations, the first EIA program of its kind to assist timeshare purchasers, is…

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Contracts Awarded To Ethostream To Provide Converged Network Solution And Guest Support For Two Additional Destination Hotels & Resorts

14 Destination Hotels & Resorts properties now supported by EthoStream, with the latest two premier properties including the new Southern California world-class resort and spa, Terranea EthoStream, LLC, a Telkonet company (NYSE Amex: TKO), operator of one of the largest hospitality high-speed Internet access (HSIA) networks in the U.S. and…

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ResorTime.com Launches Social Media Contest

Scavenger Hunt 2.0 Reaches New Target Audience ResorTime.com, a popular timeshare resort condominium rental company,  has just launched an intriguing social media contest on the Internet. According to Hansen Hunt, Online Media Coordinator for the Carlsbad, California-based company, there are 11 different ways to enter to win one week luxury…

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Liberty Bank, Wellington Financial, Announce Loan To Welk Resort Group

Wellington Financial reports $10 million deal between Liberty Bank and Welk Resort Group Wellington Financial, the exclusive Resort Finance lending correspondent for Liberty Bank, is pleased to announce the bank has closed a deal for $10 million with timeshare development company Welk Resort Group. “We are delighted to add an…

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