DAE Celebrate 20th birthDAE in 2017

An Interview with Francis Taylor, co-founder and CEO of DAE (Dial An Exchange). The Launch How did you first get involved with the timeshare industry, and what compelled you to create Dial An Exchange? My first involvement in the timeshare industry was quite accidental. A friend of mine asked if I could fill a role for 3…

Hotel Resorts: The Health Revolution

Hotels Resorts have evolved to more than just a luxurious get-away and are now providing a complete package of offerings that cover the range of what even the most discerning traveler may expect. As visitors are increasingly savvier and therefore demand more from their vacations than ever before, hotels and resorts are responding on mass…

Another Year Over

By Paul Bougaard As a new year begins it’s time to take stock and review the year that has passed. I think on this side of the Atlantic we can all agree it has been a fairly eventful one, even if we would have preferred some of those “events” not to have occurred! Probably the…

The Edge In Solid Legal Documents

By: Letvia M. Arza-Goderich, Partner, Preston Arza LLP Lawyers who are fortunate to practice in the resilient vacation ownership industry frequently face the challenge of assisting clients with projects in varied locations, within and beyond the borders of the U.S. Indeed, the vacation ownership industry has a significant presence which keeps many of us busy…

ATHOC Update

Success for the Australian Timeshare industry regarding Consultation paper 212 with separate submissions made to ASIC and Treasury and the Joint Parliamentary Committee between September 2013 and April 2015. Timeshare in Australia is regulated as a financial services product; however the Federal Government has previously recognised that the timeshare industry operates one product per company…

AMDETUR Update

Successful Conclusion to the Second Specialization Course in Timeshare Training is essential to the development of the tourism industry, and with this in mind AMDETUR launched its second Specialization Course in Timeshare, which was available in both online and classroom settings in Mexico City. The course was once again a resounding success. Its basic goal…

2015 Dick Pope Legacy Hall Of Fame Luncheon

The Dick Pope Legacy Hall of Fame Luncheon was hosted by the Grand Tour Foundation on November 13th, 2015 at the Wyndham Resort International Drive in Orlando, FL. This luncheon brought tourism industry professionals together to celebrate tourism leadership and honor three 2015 Dick Pope Legacy Award winners: Phil Rawlins, founder and president of Orlando…

HSI… older, wiser, better than ever! So what’s new?

Holiday Systems International (HSI) provides specialized, private-branded sales and service solutions for the global vacation ownership market. Its unique products and services have provided remarkable benefits to developers, owners and HOAs throughout the full vacation ownership lifecycle. HSI is the recipient of numerous industry honors, including the prestigious Perspective Magazine Award for Best Business Product…

Shared Ownership In Cuba, The Next Frontier

In 2014, 350,091 U.S. citizens arrived into Cuba and the numbers are rising. This was the second-largest nationality in terms of visitors after Canada. International arrivals in Cuba have increased a staggering 18% from January to August, compared to last year, just at the time when the US Embassy in Havana has been reopened. Jet…