Global Predictions From Industry Leaders

U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, thus boosting economic projects. This strong domestic economic news comes despite an overall weak global economic outlook, with trouble in Europe, Asia and Russia…

RDO Update

The first quarter of 2015 has been a busy one for RDO and its members in Europe. On the geo-political front there has been the on-going crisis in the euro-zone over re-financing the Greek debt, following the successful election to power in Greece of the Syriza party – at the time of writing this the…

TATOC Update

The saying might go there are ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’, but data provided by the TATOC Consumer Helpline, Europe’s only charitable association representing timeshare owners provides a compelling and informative snapshot of the industry today. Updated and issued every month on the TATOC website and distributed to government departments, U.K. and European consumer bodies…

ATHOC Update

Wyndham Announces First Vacation Club for Asia Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has launched its first vacation club in Asia, with the announcement of a flagship mixed-use property in Thailand today. CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA is the latest addition to the extensive Wyndham Vacation Ownership…

Travel Trends: Mexico

Record breaking tourism and new developments prove that Mexico is well on its way to becoming a worldwide destination hotspot. Setting a new record with more than 29 million international visitors in 2014, a 20.5 percentage increase from 2013, Mexico is well on its way to becoming a world-wide tourism hotspot. According to the Mexico…

Vacations For A Cause

Erika Garcia is using her decades of experience working in tourism to not only improve the lives of impoverished people throughout Latin America, but also to make people feel good, by doing good, and by offering the opportunity to take a vacation! Since becoming aware of Mexican soccer player Rafa Marquez’s foundation, and realizing the…