RDO Update

Europe – is Britain in or out? Much to everyone’s surprise, the UK ended up with a majority Conservative Government – albeit a slim majority, with a substantial block of Scottish National MPs at Westminster, so that Scotland is now almost completely Scottish Nationalist, both at Westminster and at Holyrood (Edinburgh), which will bring its…

Working Together To Safeguard The Future Of Timeshare

TATOC chairman and CEO Harry Taylor explains the crucial work undertaken by the Timeshare Association on behalf of consumers and the importance of working with the reputable industry to ensure a successful future for owners. The Timeshare Association, TATOC, is Europe’s leading consumer association representing timeshare owners and the hardworking HOA and committees who work…

ATHOC Update

DAE Invitational Golf Classic Returns to Taupo DAE is hosting its second annual DAE Invitational Golf Classic in Taupo, New Zealand, from 10th to 14th May. It follows on from the success of last year’s inaugural tournament, which saw around 70 local and international players take part in the 5-day friendly tournament, with close to…

CHRIS / HOLA 2015 Conference Review

Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) and Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) welcomed record crowds at the 2015 conferences. The events were held back-to-back at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami in Miami, Florida, USA, on April 27-30. This strong showing is a good indication for hotel investment opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin…

C.A.R.E.’s 60th Semi-Annual Conference Review

C.A.R.E. Celebrates Milestone in Annapolis – 30 Years Strong Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.) recently hosted its 60th Semi-Annual Conference at the Westin Annapolis in Maryland from May 2-5, 2015 with a grand celebration in honor of its 30th Anniversary. Conference attendees experienced a fantastic venue with intimate meeting spaces ideal for panel discussions…

CRC 2015 Pre-Event Roundup

This year’s Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2015) will be held Sept. 9 – 10, at the luxurious Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia. The annual conference attracts delegates from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond. CRC 2015 will focus on all that the Canadian Resort marketplace has to offer for companies…

Travel Trends: Canada

Shifts in the economy fuel optimism for canadian tourism The Canadian Tourism Commission believes 2015 will be banner year. Low gas prices, a low Canadian dollar and an increasing number of international flight routes is fueling optimism that 2015 will be an excellent year for Canadian tourism. This beautiful country filled with diversity and culture…

Highlights Of The Fall 2014 Market Tracking Study

Part 1 of the 2 part research report The American Affluence Research Center has become a recognized authority and a credible source of reliable insight and marketing information about the values, lifestyles, attitudes, and purchasing behavior of America’s most affluent consumers. Highlights of the Fall 2014 Affluent Market Tracking Study provides extensive current and historic…

Using Customer Engagement To Improve Revenue And Reputation

Technology continues to provide us with new cutting edge services and innovative ways to reimagine traditional marketing strategies. This article looks at opportunities to gain more control over your online reviews with the TripAdvisor Joint Review Collection service, and the latest ways to utilize guest surveys on-site at your resorts. TRIPADVISOR JOINT REVIEW COLLECTION Joint…

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Colebrook Announces Loan To FantaSea Resorts

Timeshare development/vacation ownership specialty lender Colebrook Financial Company announced the finalization of a loan to FantaSea Resorts for acquisition of inventory at Atlantic Palace Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Colebrook finances all three of FantaSea Resorts’ Atlantic City properties—Flagship, LaSammana and Atlantic Palace. “Bruce Kaye and his companies have been the leaders in the…