Hawaii Timeshare Industry Adds $5.3 Billion to Local Economy

2017-10-23T09:37:05-05:00October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , |

Hawaii’s timeshare industry contributed an estimated $5.3 billion in consumer and business spending in 2016, according to a recent study conducted by EY for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) and ARDA-Hawaii. The industry also accounted for 31,727 local jobs, $1.8 billion in labor income and $263 million in state and local tax revenue.

Global Connections’ Lodge by The Blue Property Wins Another Award

2017-10-23T07:30:55-05:00October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , |

Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has announced that Lodge by The Blue has earned its second award recognition for 2017, the Outstanding Service Award from GoHotels.com.   Earlier this year, the Breckenridge, CO resort received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Lodge by The Blue is a family resort, located in the heart of some of the best skiing in Colorado.  With magnificent views of towering Mt. Quandry, Lodge by The Blue is six miles from Breckenridge, CO and a half hour from Keystone and A-Basin.  The resort is just an hour from the popular recreation areas of Copper Mountain, Vail and Beaver Creek. 

Aqua-Aston Hospitality’s Fall Line-up For Traveling Families, Foodies, and Folks Who Love Art

2017-10-20T14:56:12-05:00October 20th, 2017|Tags: |

With upgraded programming, events, and unique dining experiences, travelers have a lot to look forward to this fall when they stay with Aqua-Aston Hospitality’s managed hotels and resorts found in the Hawaiian Islands, the continental U.S., and Latin America. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy for the fall from one of Hawaii’s largest hotel and resort-condo operators.

Vacasa Secures $103.5 Million in Series B Financing

2017-12-13T11:34:06-05:00October 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

Vacasa, a leading vacation rental management company, today announced the closing of a $103.5 million Series B, marking the largest funding round to date in the industry. The financing was led by Riverwood Capital and joined by existing Vacasa investors – Level Equity and Assurant Growth Investing – in addition to new investor, NewSpring.

Anantara Vacation Club Appoints Maurizio Bisicky as Chief Operating Officer

2017-10-18T07:16:33-05:00October 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

Anantara Vacation Club, Asia's leading luxury vacation ownership concept, is pleased to announce that Maurizio Bisicky, formerly Chief Commercial Officer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.  In his new role, Maurizio will add Finance, Accounting, Legal, IT and Development & Construction to his current responsibilities of Sales & Marketing, Club Services, Club Resort Operations and Human Resources.

The Coolest Ski Season Getaways Start with Savings at the Hottest Resorts from Wyndham Extra Holidays

2017-11-17T09:46:16-05:00October 17th, 2017|Tags: |

Wyndham® Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), invites travelers to book a spectacular winter getaway with special travel deals to more than 16 ski resort destinations across the U.S. and Canada during the Book Early Ski Sale available at www.ExtraHolidays.com/Ski.