CRC 2015: Building Member Value Through 2020

Perspective Group produced the Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) for the second year on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) on September 9th -10th, 2015 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in British Columbia, Canada. CRC 2015 brought together nearly 70 senior level executives from 50 companies spanning across Canada, the United States, Mexico…

Do’s And Don’ts Of Online Reviews

Get The Facts The average Popularity Ranking for highly engaged hotels was 63% higher than their non-engaged counterparts. More than 160 new contributions are posted every minute to TripAdvisor. 89% of people say that reviews influence their buying decision 2% increase in TripAdvisor Ranking Results in a 20% Increase in Bookings 95% chance a guest…

Letter From Provence – RDO Update

The summer vacations are upon us now and I find myself writing this looking out at the pre-Alps of the Upper Var in Provence – so this becomes a sort of “Letter from Provence” – with apologies to the late Alistair Cooke, whose “Letter from America,” for those of us old enough to remember, used…

Timeshare Changing Its Spots

There are many challenges facing the timeshare industry, and at CLC World Resorts & Hotels these are being met in exciting ways that are bringing results and changing the face of sales. Eran Revivo, Group Sales & Marketing Director, points to how the company business model has radically altered to meet changes in a marketplace…

Time To Tackle Timeshare Exits

Harry Taylor from TATOC, the U.K. and Europe’s leading timeshare consumer association, considers timeshare exit strategies and suggests that a change in terminology might be needed. “The term timeshare exit is giving out the wrong signals to resorts, owners and the media. It is time to find different terminology which reflects what really needs to…

How Tourism In Mexico Is Providing Social Change

An Interview with Erick Gustavo Miranda Earlier this year, the marketing campaign Vacaciones con Causa (or Vacations for a Cause) became an official foundation. So instead of just creating alliances with celebrity-owned foundations throughout Mexico and Latin America, VCC is now able to generate its own revenue and make a bigger impact through philanthropy. Started…

ATHOC Update

New Committee for NZHOC Congratulations to the newly formed Committee and in particular Chair – Mr Stephen Goy. Most importantly a special thank you to Martyn Rix who had been at the helm of the Council for many years and helped guide NZHOC through many challenges. Martyn was also a member of the ATHOC Board…

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…