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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,...

Karma Group Sponsors Brighton College Senior Rugby for season 2017/18
5 Oct 2017

Karma Group sponsors Brighton College Senior Rugby for season 2017/18

Karma Group have been announced as the new sponsors of the Brighton College Senior Rugby team for the 2017/18 season. Headed by Chairman and Founder John Spence, an Old Brightonian himself, Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations. Karma Group is an active supporter of rugby and the Brighton College First XV and First VII will be in fine company as earlier this year Karma announced sponsorship of England Men’s Rugby Sevens for the 2017/18 international season and a three-year sponsorship of Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools 7’s, the...

Karma Resorts presents Singapore’s FI weekend after party The Nightly Fashion Circuit
29 Sep 2017

Karma Resorts presents Singapore’s FI weekend after party The Nightly Fashion Circuit

Singapore’s 10th Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend boasted a sell-out record crowd at The Podium Lounge after-party, the key trackside event highlight of the season held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 15th–17th September, 2017 with Karma Resorts red-lining the evening’s style levels as they presented The Nightly Fashion Circuit, curated by The Yak Magazine, Bali. Karma’s Nightly Fashion Circuit featured established Hollywood celebrity designer M The Movement with a host of international celebrities walking the show, including Khanngoen “Khan” Nuanual from Thai-American hip-hop music group Thaitanium; hip-hop/R&B Malaysian all-girl group, De Fam; Maureen Wroblewitz, winner of Asia’s Next Top Model...

Karma Resorts announces sponsorship of England Sevens Rugby
25 Sep 2017

Karma Resorts announces sponsorship of England Sevens Rugby

Karma Resorts is delighted to announce their partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to sponsor England Sevens Rugby for the upcoming 2017/18 season. This includes all ten legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, including a training camp at Karma in Bali, and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. “We are tremendously excited to come on board as sponsors of England Sevens Rugby,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “Karma has long been a proud supporter of English rugby, developing great friendships with the many England...

Generator Systems Announces Rebrand as Light Enterprises
25 Sep 2017

Generator Systems Announces Rebrand as Light Enterprises

This month saw a new beginning for Generator Systems who revealed they had been working hard on a rebrand strategy. Now operating as Light Enterprises, the new name came with a fresh new look, website and approach. “We will continue to create interactive sales presentation tools with the focus remaining on the compelling nature of our content.” says Steve Pentland, CEO, who started the company back in 1990. “We want to make more of an impact in the industry and create thought-leadership content which we hope will inspire our audience. It’s about sharing knowledge and starting thought-provoking conversations. This is what...

Interval International to Host 19th Annual International Shared Ownership Investment Conference
8 Sep 2017

Interval International to host 19th annual International Shared Ownership Investment Conference

Interval International will host its 19th annual International Shared Ownership Investment Conference from October 23 to 25 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. Executives looking to explore shared ownership can engage with and gain valuable insights from some of the most influential leaders in the industry. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 participants from nearly 30 countries. A lineup of more than 35 distinguished speakers and panelists includes New York Times best-selling author and strategist, Jay Baer; president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Andy Stuart; and president and CEO of the American Resort Development Association, Howard Nusbaum. Steve...

Richard McIntosh leaves Hilton Grand Vacations
31 Aug 2017

Richard McIntosh leaves Hilton Grand Vacations

Following a highly successful 33-year career with Hilton Grand Vacations EMEA, Richard McIntosh is to stand down from his position as Managing Director at the end of August. This follows the separation of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) from Hilton Worldwide, which now operates as an independent company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As a result of this change, a decision was made to adopt the same reporting structure for the European business as other regions of the company.  As a consequence Richard’s role as Managing Director, Hilton Grand Vacations EMEA, based in Europe, will no longer exist...

RCI welcomes Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando, Florida
30 Aug 2017

RCI welcomes Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando, Florida

RCI has announced an affiliation agreement with Encore Resort at Reunion to offer members a new vacation option in Orlando, Florida. The resort comprises meticulously kept individual homes and offers a variety of resort-style amenities. “For members looking for a home-away-from-home experience just minutes from the Orlando theme parks, Encore Resort at Reunion can be a perfect choice,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. The vacation homes available at Encore Resort at Reunion range in size from four bedrooms up to 13 bedrooms, with beautiful, modern, full-sized kitchens and dining spaces. Many feature their own private pools and outdoor living spaces, game rooms, theater...

Travel & Leisure Group updates website
30 Aug 2017

Travel & Leisure Group updates its website

Timeshare resale company, Travel & Leisure Group, has recently updated its website. The site is now undergoing a soft relaunch with the support of Omni Search UK, featuring a new design, UX and functionality in time for the company’s 25th anniversary celebration. Sarah Bond, the Operations Manager of Travel & Leisure Group made the following statement about the new sites update: “We’re thrilled about the re-launch of the Travel & Leisure Group website.  We’re looking forward to seeing an increase in business due to the improved user experience.  Throughout the process, our focus has been on making it easier to use. ...

Martin Beesley
21 Aug 2017

Martin Beesley

We are very sad to announce the death of old industry colleague Martin Beesley, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday the 13th of August. Martin was one of the early developers of timeshare back in the mid eighties and was one of the pioneers in marketing his resorts in the Costa del Sol and Tenerife. Very well known and loved by all that knew him, Martin was a straight forward speaker, to the point, and never short of an opinion or afraid of voicing it. His approach to the industry was always innovative and forthright and over a period of...