C.A.R.E. Celebrates Its 61st Semi-Annual Conference In The “Mile High” City

The Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.) held its 61st Semi-Annual Conference at the Westin Downtown Denver September 26th – 29th. This fall conference featured a number of networking and educational opportunities as well as a volunteer event. The conference was hosted by keynote speaker Mark Jackson, former Denver Bronco’s wide receiver. Forever remembered by…

Random Observations From Boot Camp

By Robert Webb My law partner Kurt Gruber and I were privileged to speak as part of the panel at Shared Ownership Boot Camp, which was the opening session of Interval International’s recent Shared Ownership Investment Conference in Miami. The session was very well attended by both new participants and seasoned players, most of whom…

Bitcoin & Blockchain: An Overview

Bitcoin – An Abbreviated History Shortly after the financial collapse of 2008, round one of “Quantitative Easing” by the Federal Reserve, and unprecedented fiascos such as the Bernie Madoff Ponzi, Bitcoin was released in early 2009 by an anonymous programmer (or a group of programmers) who called himself or themselves Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is commonly…

Use Texting To Boost Revenue And Ranking

SMS services are still relatively new in hospitality. But texting is so mainstream among consumers today that smart hotels are starting to use it to generate guest feedback and manage their online reputations. “It’s the immediacy that makes texting so appealing,” says Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO of Perspective Group. ”Guests are so comfortable with…

The Heart Of The Matter

There’s something truly unique at Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV). Walk into any of our Club resorts worldwide and you will see and experience the authentic hospitality being provided to members and guests by our 6,000 Team Members who are the Heart of Hilton. It is through this spirit of hospitality that HGV has successfully expanded…

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…

RDO Update

From Aha to Kerching September 17th saw the European timeshare industry (plus a number of delegates from the USA, including ARDA) gathered at the Don Carlos Hotel and Spa, in Marbella, Spain, in gloriously warm weather – a welcome escape for those of us who had journeyed down from a stormy and windswept UK. Conference…

TATOC Update

Harry Taylor, executive chairman and CEO of timeshare consumer association, TATOC, shares his recent experiences at an industry conference – and questions why some industry professionals struggle to accept the association. Recently, I attended an industry conference and was delighted that so many delegates, representing some of the industry’s major brands, were keen to meet,…

ATHOC Update

ATHOC FOUNDATION GOLF DAY This year’s Industry Foundation Golf Day will be held at the Palmer Colonial Golf Club on the Gold Coast. This is your chance to be a part of an incredible fund raising and networking event. For more information and an opportunity to book your team or contribute prizes, go to www.athoc.com.au…

AMDETUR Highly Active In National And International Life

The Chairman of the Mexican Association of Resort Developers (AMDETUR), Patricia De la Peña, presented her report on the Association’s activities in March-September 2015, in a well-attended and lively meeting that reviewed proposals on how to make the tourist industry work better throughout Mexico and beyond its borders. Regarding AMDETUR’s relationship with the Ministry of…

Mexico Tourism Of Today And The Future Ahead

Mexico is an outstandingly beautiful country with deep history and culture; here tourism is a very large industry. The inner workings of what makes Mexico one of the world’s most sought after destinations ranges from the origination of tequila in the mountainous state of Jalisco, to the beautiful white sandy beaches and ancient Mayan temples.…