International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. and Westgate Resorts launch new Westgate Cruise & Travel Collection

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE), a worldwide travel and leisure organization with a global network of innovative travel alliances has partnered with Westgate Resorts to launch the Westgate Cruise & Travel Collection; an exclusive membership designed to offer the ultimate in flexibility and travel options for Westgate Vacation Owners.

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Oceânico Group Shareholders & Board Announce Appointment of New Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Oceânico Group, Portugal’s premier developer of high quality leisure resorts and largest golf course owner and operator, announce a new senior management appointment.

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Trident Business Management Names CustomerCount© Survey Provider Of Choice

Trident Business Management (Scottsdale, AZ) which provides management services to the lodging and timeshare sectors of the leisure industry, announced that it has named CustomerCount® its Survey Provider of Choice.

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Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Launches Multi-Million Marketing Campaign To Support $6 Billion Brand Revitalization

“Rediscover Sheraton” Campaign Invites Consumers to See What a Difference $6 Billion Makes

70,000 New Guestrooms, 300 New Lobbies and 100,000 Beds Part of Three-Year Makeover

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced today the launch of a new $20 million dollar, multi-media marketing campaign created to highlight the brand’s $6 billion revitalization effort. Launching today, the “Rediscover Sheraton” campaign encourages travelers to take a new look at Sheraton, which features an enhanced guest experience following a three-year, global brand overhaul. This is the first new marketing campaign to debut for Sheraton in two years.

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Quality Travel Services Specialist Escape2Dream Selects Merlin Software To Support Its Entire Business Operation

Escape2Dream was established with the aim of providing its members with high quality travel services using cutting edge technology and then offering these services to members for low rates not available to the general public. Based in the Dominican Republic, Escape2 Dream believes one of its major strengths is the…

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Future Timeshare Buyers: 2009 Market Profile Released By Interval International

More than nine out of ten active leisure travelers in the United States report they are familiar with the concept of timesharing, reinforcing the wide-spread belief that this form of vacationing has established itself as a recognized, understood, and increasingly popular alternative to more traditional lodging accommodations. And among those…

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Arizona Firm Choses Lennon Communications As PR Provider

Lennon Communications Group, Inc. has been selected by Trident Business Management to handle public relations needs for the recently launched company. Founded by Marge Lennon in 1985, Lennon Communications is a Fort Myers, Florida-based public relations, marketing and advertising firm with 24 years of service to the real estate, leisure,…

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A Market Profile: The Affluent Shared Ownership Buyer

Affluent Leisure Travelers Remain Committed To Vacations Affluent leisure travelers interested in resort real estate strongly believe in the value of their vacations, as nearly nine in ten report that vacationing is important to their well-being and to the health of their personal relationships. They appreciate leisure travel experiences and…

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RCI Adds Four New Resorts In India With Leisure Hospitality Major Club Mahindra

World’s largest vacation exchange company grows its Club Mahindra affiliated resorts to a total of 15 across India’s most sought after destinations RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), today announced four new affiliations with resorts belonging to leisure…

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Starwood Hotels Completes Sale Of The W San Francisco To Keck Seng For $90 million

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that it has completed the sale of the W San Francisco to Keck Seng Investments (Hong Kong) Limited for $90 million. The sales price represents a multiple of over 14X anticipated 2009 EBITDA. Starwood also entered a long-term management agreement to…

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Starwood Debuts Two New Hotel Brands In Maryland

Aloft and Element Arundel Mills Are The Newest Hotspots for Savvy Travelers Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and LTD Management Company introduce two new hotel brands to Maryland today with the opening of Aloft Arundel Mills and Element Arundel Mills. Aloft is the stylish new select service lifestyle brand…

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Starwood Continues Middle East Expansion With The Signing Of A Luxury Collection Hotel In Ajman

The Region’s Fastest Growing Hotel and Leisure Company Is On Track to Open Nearly 20 Best-in-Class Hotels by 2012 From the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today the signing of a hotel within The Luxury Collection brand in Ajman, United Arab…

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Barceló Appoints Head of Association Sales

Barceló Hotels and Resorts has appointed Marcus Priestly as Head of Association Sales. Marcus joins Barceló from De Vere Venues where he worked as National Account Manager, successfully developing the association and education markets and also coaching on-property teams regarding communication and new business processes and initiatives. Prior to working…

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