Highlights Of The Fall 2014 Market Tracking Study

Part 1 of the 2 part research report The American Affluence Research Center has become a recognized authority and a credible source of reliable insight and marketing information about the values, lifestyles, attitudes, and purchasing behavior of America’s most affluent consumers. Highlights of the Fall 2014 Affluent Market Tracking Study provides extensive current and historic…

Using Customer Engagement To Improve Revenue And Reputation

Technology continues to provide us with new cutting edge services and innovative ways to reimagine traditional marketing strategies. This article looks at opportunities to gain more control over your online reviews with the TripAdvisor Joint Review Collection service, and the latest ways to utilize guest surveys on-site at your resorts. TRIPADVISOR JOINT REVIEW COLLECTION Joint…

Working With Waltrip

Brian Waltrip – General Manager for Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, Discusses the Success of One of Westgate’s Most Popular Resorts. Brian Waltrip is the General Manager for Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, one of the most popular resorts under the Westgate umbrella. In the past year alone Westgate Park City Resort &…

Sky’s The Limit For Emirates Vacation Club

Fast track to success is the story of Emirates Vacation Club (EVC), with a rapidly growing membership, a gleaming new apartment hotel, new sales centers, expanding staff and an impressive lineup of recent awards. The private residence club, located in the heart of Dubai, shows what is possible when an exceptional product meets savvy marketing…

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…