Anguilla’s Largest Private Employers & Real Estate Owners Partner To Form Hurricane Irma Emergency Relief Fund

Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group (owner of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla), Belmond Ltd (owner of Belmond Cap Juluca), Auberge Resorts, Malliouhana Ownership, and Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa announced today the formation of the Anguilla Stronger Emergency Relief Fund, dedicated to assisting the permanent residents of Anguilla in their recovery and rebuilding from…

Wyndham Worldwide to Report Third Quarter 2017 Earnings

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) announced yesterday that it will report third quarter 2017 results on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Stephen P. Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David B. Wyshner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call with investors to discuss the results and business outlook at 8:30 a.m. ET that morning.

Grand Pacific Resorts Torch Burns Bright at 7th Annual Housekeeping Olympics

Grand Pacific Resorts, a timeshare management company, commemorated Housekeeping Appreciation Week with their 7th Annual Housekeeping Olympics in September 2017. The event celebrates Grand Pacific Resorts “heart of the house” by gathering housekeeping teams across their Southern California Resorts for fun, friendly competitions that associates look forward to year after year.

HVS CHICOS and Bermuda Tourism Authority to Contribute to Caribbean Relief Efforts

In light of the recent tragedies affecting the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (HVS CHICOS) has made a donation to the Rotary Foundation of the Caribbean in support of relief and recovery efforts for islands impacted by the recent storms. Additionally, representing a nation unaffected by the current natural disasters, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has matched the HVS CHICOS donation to assist its brothers and sisters in the region.  Given its Atlantic location, Bermuda is more than 1,000 miles out of the path of the recent storms and is fortunately safe and welcoming visitors.

Iván Chávez of Grupo Vidanta Joins Forbes Business Council

Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council—an invitation-only community for senior-level business development executives. His extensive experience in business development, strategy and operations will help enrich the discourse of the council, helping progress its mission of connecting and educating business leaders worldwide.

Vail Resorts CEO To Donate $58 Million to Establish Charitable Fund

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz has established a new donor-advised fund, a charitable giving vehicle, which will be funded from the shares and proceeds he will receive from exercising Vail Resorts share appreciation rights (SARs) that are approaching their 10-year expiration date. This charitable fund, with assets that are expected to total approximately $58 million, will make grants over a long-term period, based on the recommendations of Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam. The grants will align with the couple’s charitable giving priorities and will include significant contributions to non-profit, social service organizations that provide support to the mountain resort communities where Vail Resorts operates. Katz and Amsterdam will work with local mountain resort community leaders and Vail Resorts employees to identify and address critical local challenges that these communities are facing.

Negotiation Professor From Harvard Provides Seminar for Vida Vacations in Nuevo Vallarta

Vida Vacations hosted Harvard Professor Daniel L. Shapiro Ph.D. for a two-day seminar September 28th and 29th at the Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta. The two-day seminar was part of an ongoing effort to improve professional development at Vida Vacations and intended to facilitate personnel on negotiation and resolution. The seminar was a private event dedicated to over 300 sales representatives, managers and support staff.

Sundance Resort Club Japan Selects RCI to Provide Vacation Exchange Services to Owners

RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange (WYN), welcomed six new resorts in Japan to its vacation exchange network through an affiliation agreement with Sundance Resort Club Japan, bringing exciting new destination options in Japan to its 3.8 million global exchange members. These six properties are located across the country in popular tourist destinations including the Kanagawa Prefecture, the Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chiba Prefecture, the Shizuoka Prefecture and the Nagano Prefecture.