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If Knowledge Is Power, Then Let’s Empower Timeshare Owners With Proper Education

As the financial year draws to a close and we begin to think about the things we’re planning to achieve for the next 12 months, it’s always good to do a bit of a ‘stock take’ on the year that was, hopefully to give yourself a pat-on-the- back for a job well done, or maybe to make sure you don’t repeat mistakes you’d rather forget!

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The Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific Rises To New Heights For 2013

The 2013 AOCAP will literally be taken to new heights when it is hosted on October 15th and 16th at the world’s highest hotel – the Ritz-Carlton in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Dominating the city skyline at 490 meters high, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong soars from the 102nd to the 118th floor, with unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories, where an attractive delegate room rate has been negotiated for AOCAP. This year’s “Building the Platform for Growth” AOCAP 2013 Conference will be a truly “uplifting” experience for all in attendance.

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Customer Service Is Key To Success At Classic Holidays

With the backdrop of a modern glittering city comprised of high-rises and spectacular beaches, including the world-famous “Surfers Paradise,” sits a company known around the globe within the vacation ownership industry. Classic Holidays, Australia’s largest privately- owned timeshare resort management company was founded in 1978, and is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary.

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ATHOC Update

Key Industry Statistics for the Australian Timeshare Industry Here is a brief overview of timeshare industry statistics, and comparisons to relevant Australian tourism statistics from a recently completed economic impact study based on 2012: • Over 70 percent of Australian timeshare owners (or approximately 120,000 of the 170,000 total owners)…

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Wyndham Announces Expansion To Melbourne

As the largest vacation ownership company in the Asia Pacific, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific continues to rapidly expand its presence in the region. The company boasts an ever-increasing ownership base of over 46,000 WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham owners and a growing portfolio of 24 quality resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

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15 Years of Transforming Lives One Child At A Time

Anyone who has ever visited a Christel House learning center can see that it is a magical place. The students’ bright smiles, twinkling eyes and curious minds are not what many people would expect from children who live in slums, shanty towns and barrios.

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Broadening Public Relations

Public relations is the art of managing a message to the public to promote a certain point of view, topic or item with the aim of changing their perception. When PR is achieved successfully, increased awareness and subsequent behavior change can be achieved as the public becomes more aware of the message and its relevance to them. It is, at its core, an act of promotion but in a way that complements traditional marketing or advertising.

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Global Predictions 2013: Industry Players From Around The World Look To The Future

Despite lasting economic woes, the World Travel & Tourism Council predicts final numbers for global tourism in 2012 to be up almost 3% – modest growth, but growth. And with tourism numbers trending upward across the board, 2013 appears to be a shaping up as a year of opportunity. With that in mind, at the end of 2012 Perspective Magazine asked a few shared ownership executives to talk about 2013. Here’s some of what they said.

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Karma Kandara Wins ‘Best Fractional Resort, Asia Pacific’ For The Second Year In A Row

In recognition of the resorts consistent efforts, Karma Kandara was awarded ‘Best Fractional Resort, Asia Pacific’ for the second consecutive year at Perspective Magazines’ 2013 GNEX Convention in Beverly Hills, CA. “It’s an amazing pleasure to win this award again. Congratulations to our team of architects and designers without whom it would have been impossible. ” Said Karma Royal Group Chairman, John Spence. “Thank you to everyone who voted for Karma and the beautiful island of Bali.”

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RCI Shared Ownership Conference: The key to turning assets into opportunities

Timeshare’s success in India is often attributed to a plethora of attractive destinations across the country offering unique holiday experiences, coupled with quickly developing tourism infrastructure and a consumer base with the propensity and willingness to spend their discretionary income.

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Overcoming the Challenges in Selling to New Markets

With the growth of certain countries’ economies outpacing the growth of the rest of the world’s economies, new markets are opening up for shared-ownership sales. Perspective Magazine takes a look at how this scenario is playing out for various companies around the globe

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2012 Perspective Magazine Award Winners Announced At GNEX Conference

Shared ownership industry professionals from across the globe gathered for a sparkling evening of anticipation at the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner, held at the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico during the conclusion of GNEX 2012 – The Global Meeting Of Minds on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012.

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GNEX 2012 Makes a Big Splash in Cancun and Raises the Bar for Future Industry Events

Held over January 31st – February 2nd, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, attendees were very enthusiastic and brought a high level of energy to the gathering, impressive considering it is still a relatively new event.

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ARDA Fall Conference Reflects Industry Optimism

Talk of the stalled U.S. economy and a fractured national political process wasn’t enough to dampen optimism during the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Fall Conference, held November 9-11, 2011 at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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An In-Depth Review of Branded Residential

LIFT’s Managing Director, Jeff Tisdall, recently completed an in-depth review of the branded residential real estate development model. The fourpart review examines the category from a developer and brand owner perspective.

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SAHIC Has Become One Of The Most Important Hotel Investment Conferences In South America

SAHIC, the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, is the annual event of international acclaim aimed at promoting the hotel and tourism business and related real-estate industry projects in the region, which has become a classic that continues to re-invent itself year after year.

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Driving Sales Through Effective Communication

The customized version of consumer publication Owners Perspective Magazine is designed to boost sales for resorts using the credibility of a thirdparty information source.

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Dashboard or Dartboard:

No single marketing tactic will sell a product 100% of the time. The most successful campaigns typically integrate multiple tactics, but what really makes them work is clear understanding of ROI for each – and the ability to make adjustments based on what’s performing best.

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A List: Joe Hickman, Executive Director Asia Pacific, Interval International

Joe Hickman is Interval International’s executive director for Asia Pacific. He has spent more than 45 years in the hospitality and shared ownership industries and has made numerous contributions to its growth in the Asia Pacific region over the past 30 years.

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RCI Expands its Affiliate Network in Asia in Response to the Tremendous Growth and Interest in the Region

Many factors have come together to create Asia’s fertile travel climate, particularly in China. Relative strength in the economy, an increase in domestic consumption, improvements in infrastructure, and regulations and laws supporting tourism have all helped catapult the region to center stage among developers and world travelers.

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With challenge comes the opportunity to offer real value.

Being able to show current and prospective owners that their timeshare purchase will give them the ability to vacation in multiple places every year for many years to come isn’t always enough to convert anymore. These days, buyers want enduring value and affordability from their purchase and will often actively look elsewhere if there isn’t real depth to what is on offer. One company that understands this better than most is Dial An Exchange (DAE).

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Once More In Brazil, SASOIC Hits Record Attendance

On August 9 and 10, professionals of timeshare market in South America met in São Paulo, at the Intercontinental Hotel to discuss the main topics of this industry that grows every year in Brazil

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GNEX 2012: A Global Meeting of Minds

GNEX 2012 comes to one of Cancun’s premier oceanfront resorts, the Ritz Carlton Cancun, where delegates will have three days to make the most of this absolute must-attend event.

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Timeshares As A Physical Asset – The Value Of A Good Maintenance Plan

In this article, we focus on the ‘due diligence’ processes that are prudent for potential purchasers of timeshare property, and on some of the common defects and problems that can come back to bite you if you do not undertake proper due diligence.

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AOCAP 2011 Preview

The Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific provides a platform for Resort Developers and Operators within south-east Asia to meet and discuss these exciting new concepts, which are now appearing in the region, and which offer developers greater scope and flexibility in their master-planning and execution.

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See You Next Year – The NZHOC Conference 2011 Report

The key issues addressed at NZHOC’s aptly-themed “Be Prepared” Conference weren’t just timely, they were timeless.
Perspective magazine reviews the event, already set for a successful repeat next year, after a good time was had by all.

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ATHOC Update

The Annual ATHOC Conference will be held from Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th September 2011 at the Watermark Hotel, Surfers Paradise on the beautiful Gold Coast. This is a must attend event for anyone in the industry or suppliers to the industry.

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Freedom of Choice….. It’s the Key to Happy Owners

In today’s world we are surrounded by so many choices, consumers have become used to getting pretty much exactly what they want. And, if they don’t get what they want, they usually respond by taking their buying power elsewhere. The timeshare industry is no different.

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Bringing Spa Expertise (+ Profit) To Resort Developers Worldwide

Winner of this year’s Perspective Magazine “Best Newcomer Award”, Karma Spa, the brainchild of Karma Royal Group Chairman John Spence, has received international acclaim for its innovative concept of providing a holistic health and wellness program to the shared ownership market.

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Self-Esteem And Successful Leadership

Integrity is one of the pillars of self-esteem. It is an equally essential pillar of effective leadership. An intimate relationship exists between integrity and the ability to inspire trust.

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