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The Registry Collection® Program Grows its Network and Expands Benefits in Asia Pacific Region
27 Mar

The Registry Collection® Program Grows its Network and Expands Benefits in Asia Pacific Region

 The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, has recently announced several new developments in the Asia Pacific market. The brand has added a new affiliated property, a new Collection Partner, and expanded its concierge services to members in the Asia Pacific region. At the end of 2016, a new destination was added to the exchange program through an affiliation with Kembali Vacation Club’s Grand Gili property in Lombok, Indonesia. Visitors will have access to the beautiful white sand beach and turquoise water of the Gili Air area of Indonesia. When completed in September of 2017, the property will include three villas...

Karma Group to open stunning new resort on the Greek island of Crete
13 Mar

Karma Group to open stunning new resort on the Greek island of Crete

Karma Group have announced the acquisition of a new property just outside the gorgeous historical town of Agios Nikolaos, on the Greek island of Crete. Located only 5kms from the town, Karma’s captivating new address is nestled between rugged mountains and the sea. Karma Minoan will be comprised of a selection of hotel apartments and one and two bedroom suites along with pool, bar, restaurant, library, spa and kids club. Each of the property’s 26 holiday apartments offer panoramic views of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and the surrounding mountains. Guests will be able to spend their days lounging by the large...

Brian Folley
1 Mar

Brian Folley

We are sad to report the passing in January of Brian Folley who was one of the best known and respected figures in the timeshare industry. He had been in poor health for some time and died after a ten-week period of hospitalisation. His early career was spent both in the UK and the US in public relations and publishing, mainly in the airline business. In the late eighties he joined RCI as one of its original team based in Victoria in London, before the company moved to its new European headquarters in Kettering. He spent nearly twenty years with RCI during its rapid expansion...

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24 Feb

Karma Resorts renew their partnership with the Road Safety Western Force & RugbyWA

Karma Resorts have renewed their partnership with the Road Safety Western Force & RugbyWA as ‘Official Resort Partner’ for 2017, continuing the excellent relationship forged at the club’s inception in 2005. “Western Force players, staff and fans have enjoyed a special relationship with Karma Resorts throughout the years,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of the Karma Group. “We are hugely proud to continue supporting The Force in 2017 in Super Rugby and this year we are also expanding our commitment to rugby in the west with a new partnership with RugbyWA Juniors, supporting the growth and development of the next...

RCI Welcomed More Than 170 New Resorts in 2016
23 Feb

RCI welcomed more than 170 new resorts in 2016

RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, span across every populated continent. “We’re proud of the quantity and quality of properties we added to the RCI® exchange network this year,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “By working with superior brands in the hospitality sector, we’re able to offer our 3.8 million subscribing members a world of experiences to help them plan the vacation of their dreams.” RCI saw exceptional growth in Latin America in 2016, with 60...

Newly launched shared ownership program in Cayman Islands joins Interval International
21 Feb

Newly launched shared ownership program in Cayman Islands joins Interval International

  Interval International announced the affiliation of Seven Mile Beach Vacation Club located within the Regal Beach Club in the Cayman Islands. The property is set on Seven Mile Beach, which was ranked among the “Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean” by TripAdvisor in 2016. “We’re honored to have been selected by Seven Mile Beach Vacation Club to provide its members with access to some of the highest quality and most innovative leisure and lifestyle benefits in the shared ownership industry,” said David C. Gilbert, Interval’s president. “This new club reinforces the meaningful opportunity for mixed-use development and further diversifies Grand Cayman’s...

RCI and The Registry Collection® Welcome Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia
15 Feb

RCI and The Registry Collection® Welcome Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia

RCI, a global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE:WYN), recently welcomed Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia to its vacation exchange network, bringing a new destination option to its global exchange members. There are two resort properties under Kembali Vacation Club: Grand Sunset will be affiliated with RCI, while Grand Gili will be part of The Registry Collection® program. “We are very excited to be in partnership with Kembali Vacation Club and have these two beautiful properties join the RCI and The Registry Collection network of affiliated resorts, representing the first property in the Gili Islands for both programs,” said Jonathan...

CHTAEF donation
13 Feb

Interval International and participating resorts donate $30,000 to the CHTAEF

Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services, and participating resort partners donated $30,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Education Foundation (CHTAEF). Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented the donation to foundation executives at the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace held recently in The Bahamas. Over the past 12 years, donations raised through the collaborative efforts of Interval and its participating member resorts have totaled $430,000. “CHTAEF has awarded nearly $2.1 million in scholarships and grants to date for the higher education of Caribbean nationals,” said Karolin Troubetozkoy, president of the...

DAE Celebrates 20th birthDAE in 2017
9 Feb

DAE Celebrates 20th birthDAE in 2017

Worldwide exchange provider, DAE, is kicking off the year with a bang as the company celebrates its 20th year in business in 2017. Launching the brand in 1997 with just two guys and a telephone, DAE has become the world’s largest independently owned global exchange provider, employing over 200 staff globally and leading the way as the most awarded service provider in the industry. CEO and co-founder, Francis Taylor, said the 20 year milestone was one he never thought would happen in the early days. “This is a very special year for DAE and our members – especially those who have been with...

2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ raises $585,000 for Florida Hospital for children
9 Feb

2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ raises $585,000 for Florida Hospital for children

While Woody Austin and Mark Mulder raised the trophies as the professional and celebrity victors at the recent Diamond Resorts Invitational™, the biggest winner was the tournament’s main beneficiary, Florida Hospital for Children, receiving $585,000 in contributions. The accompanying live and silent auctions have now raised more than $2.3 million for Florida Hospital for Children the past four years. Florida Hospital for Children is one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation, setting standards for innovation, quality and comprehensive care. The child-centric healing environment designed to keep kids comfortable is complemented by a staff of world-class doctors, specialists, nurses and...