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Monster Travel and Sellmytimeshare.tv - multiple arrests
30 Nov 2017

Monster Travel and sellmytimeshare.tv – multiple arrests

On 28th November, police officers investigating matters concerning Monster Travel and SellMyTimeshare.tv executed warrants, searched several premises and made multiple arrests. The investigation is ongoing.   Consumers who have concerns about these and connected businesses are advised to immediately file a report with Action Fraud online via  http://actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040....

Interval International and Singerman Real Estate, LLC subsidiary enter into long-term affiliation agreement
28 Nov 2017

Interval International and Singerman Real Estate, LLC subsidiary enter into long-term affiliation agreement

Interval International and West Bay Hospitality, a subsidiary of investment firm Singerman Real Estate, announced they have entered into a multiyear affiliation agreement for the Grand Caymanian Resort. The mixed-use property has an established vacation ownership program and is located in the Cayman Islands’ North Sound. “We are truly excited to be investing in the Grand Caymanian Resort and thrilled to be a part of this community. We envision improving the owner experience by providing great service and making capital improvements to the asset,” noted Seth Singerman, president and managing partner of Singerman Real Estate. “Opportunities in shared ownership continue to be...

EZE Group guilty of scamming consumers
24 Nov 2017

EZE Group guilty of scamming consumers

On Friday, 17th November, EZE Europe Ltd, Dominic O’Reilly (described as the CEO of EZE Group) and his daughter Stephanie O’Reilly, a director of EZE Europe Ltd, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. All pleaded guilty to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These related to misrepresentations regarding the selling of ‘Leisure Credits’ or ‘Concierge Services’ a ‘holiday and lifestyle’ product and connected purported legal assistance to timeshare owners.  Leisure Credits have been the subject of official warnings by the UK authorities. Because of the scale of the offences, the case has been sent to Birmingham Crown Court...

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece
20 Nov 2017

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece

RCI has selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market. With an established presence in Greece through their Karma Pelikanos Estate and Karma Minoan Retreat, Karma Group recently acquired office space in Athens from RCI, making it Karma’s new European base. The arrangement will see the office run under the RCI banner, maintaining their internationally recognised standards, while utilising Karma Group’s expertise in the hospitality market, their fast growing client-base and exceptional reputation in this sector. “The Greek Islands have become our European heartland,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “Beyond the physical beauty of...

DAE announces winner of $20K Getaway
10 Nov 2017

DAE announces winner of $20K Getaway

DAE has given away the vacation of a lifetime to one lucky member couple who have won a $20K Grand Prize Getaway in celebration of 20 years of DAE changing exchange. Ian and Kerry Christian (pictured), DAE members from South Africa, won the grand prize by transacting with DAE throughout their 20th birthDAE year in 2017. Mr and Mrs Christian plan to visit Australia for their grand getaway, where their children and grandchildren now live. Managing Director of DAE Global, Francis Taylor, commented, “even though it’s our birthDAE, the gifts have been on us, with members all over the world entering competitions by booking...

Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias in Brazil joins Interval International
9 Nov 2017

Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias in Brazil joins Interval International

Interval International has announced the addition of Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias, a points-based vacation club offering members access to eight hotels in southern Brazil, which are operated by Rede Encantos de Hotéis. Founded in 2002 by Alceu Lucas, Rede is a Gramado-based company, with significant experience in construction. Today it oversees five hotels in Gramado, along with two in Florianópolis, and one in
T orres. “The launch of Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias places Rede Encantos de Hotéis on the leading edge of vacation ownership in southern Brazil, with its properties and sales galleries located in two very highly...

The Pering Group affiliates Azure Beach Residences with Preferred Residences
2 Nov 2017

The Pering Group affiliates Azure Beach Residences, Aruba, with Preferred Residences

Preferred Residences has announced the affiliation of Azure Beach Residences in Aruba. The oceanfront full-ownership condominium property is set along the island’s famed Golden Mile, steps from the award-winning Eagle Beach. This project follows Blue Residence Club, which joined the Preferred Residences’ portfolio of resorts in 2011. “The Pering Group has established itself as one of the leading developers of luxury beachfront condominiums in Aruba,” said David C. Gilbert, Interval’s president. “As with all of its properties, Azure Beach Residences will feature elegant appointments, upscale amenities and service levels that appeal to those purchasing a vacation home.” Currently under construction, Azure Beach...

Interval International affiliates Ahnvee Resort + Sports
25 Oct 2017

Interval International affiliates Ahnvee Resort + Sports

Interval International has announced the affiliation of Ahnvee Resort + Sports, an all-inclusive property on the Atlantic coast of the Dominican Republic, famous for its world-class beaches and prime coral reefs. The property is located in the heart of the resort town of Sosúa in the province of Puerto Plata. The 130-unit resort comprises studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. The contemporary decor features Caribbean beach and sunset tones with dark wood accents and bold splashes of color, custom artwork, and artisan furnishings. Some suites have 4- foot-deep, full-length pools, hot tubs, and European-style open bathrooms with Roman tubs. One- and...

Interval International promotes Soraya Gonzales
24 Oct 2017

Interval International promotes Soraya Gonzales

Interval International has announced the promotion of Soraya Gonzales to vice president of resort assistance and client services for the Americas. Based in Miami, she oversees the working relationship between the company and the resorts affiliated with its Quality Vacation Exchange Network. She reports to Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. Among Gonzales’ other responsibilities are the management of the resort assistance Latin America division, providing homeowners’ association board support, resort technology, and inventory verifications. Gonzales joined Interval in 1989 as the operations manager of the travel department, and has since held several leadership positions, most...

Ramada Resort Akbük joins RCI exchange network
17 Oct 2017

Ramada Resort Akbük joins RCI exchange network

Akbük Resort Group has announced the affiliation of Ramada Resort Akbük with RCI. The contemporary all-inclusive resort overlooks Akbük Bay in the Aegean region of western Turkey. Located in a pine forest, Ramada Resort Akbük is just five minutes from its own private beach – free shuttles are provided for guests – and 22 kilometres from the ancient Temple of Apollo at Didyma. The resort’s wide range of facilities includes a large pool with water slides, sun terrace, children’s pool, six bars and a variety of restaurants. It also features a market, hairdresser, spa, Turkish bath, sauna, steam bath and fitness salon,...