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5 Dec 2018

Howard Nusbaum ARDA President and CEO to Retire

After a successful 19 years as President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association, Howard Nusbaum has announced his intention to retire in 2019. The ARDA Board of Directors has appointed a search committee of its members to work with Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for a new president. Ann Fastiggi and Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart are managing the process. Don Harrill, an ARDA past chairman and current chair of the ARDA International Foundation, is leading the search committee. Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations and current ARDA Chairman, said, “We were of our course disappointed...

4 Dec 2018

CLC World Resorts & Hotels adds to its Yacht Club fleet with British Virgin Islands based catamaran

CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) has announced the addition of a further yacht, CLC Gemini, to Club La Costa Yacht Club. Based in the British Virgin Islands, it offers members the opportunity of winter sailing in the Caribbean to complement the Mediterranean summer sails. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are one of the world’s top sailing spots. A sailor’s paradise with calm currents, consistent trade winds, protected bays and more than a hint of a pirate past, it is comprised of four main islands - Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada – that are complemented by fifty...

4 Dec 2018

Interval International welcomes The Residences at Baan Yamu a luxury fractional ownership resort in one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations

Interval International, a worldwide provider of vacation services, has affiliated Baan Yamu on Phuket, off the southwestern coast of Thailand. The club currently comprises The Residences at Baan Yamu,  a luxury fractional ownership resort situated within a high-end residential complex spread over 18 acres on the exclusive Cape Yamu peninsula overlooking Sapham Bay. “The Residences at Baan Yamu’s central location makes it the perfect base for members to explore Phuket’s many attractions,” said Joe Hickman, Interval’s vice president and executive director of resort sales and service for Asia Pacific. “And for members and guests who prefer to stay put and relax,...

RCI and Bluegreen Vacations recently announced the renewal of their affiliation agreement
27 Nov 2018

RCI and Bluegreen Vacations Renew Affiliation to Continue Providing Vacation Exchange Benefits to Members and Owners

RCI, a worldwide leader in vacation exchange (NYSE: WYND), and Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) ("Bluegreen" or the “Company") have renewed their affiliation agreement. Through the renewal, Bluegreen Vacations’ more than 60 vacation resorts will continue to be part of the RCI® exchange network. Properties are located across the United States and Caribbean in destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Aspen and New York City. “Bluegreen is a company built on the strength of its long-term relationships,” said Famous Rhodes, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Bluegreen Vacations. “As such, we are very excited about the renewal of this...

20 Nov 2018

The Registry Collection® Program Expands Exchange Network in the Caribbean with New Affiliations

The Registry Collection® recently added two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network. The resorts, LANAIS at Maré in San Juan and Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, expand The Registry Collection program’s presence in these popular vacation destinations. LANAIS at Maré was originally part of the ESJ Towers complex, one of North America’s first timeshares. Developer Keith St. Clair purchased the complex with the vision of revitalizing the property and providing members with an exceptional, upgraded experience. Located in San Juan, the property is right in the heart of the area’s electric urban scene with access to its amazing...

19 Nov 2018

David Silva shares his Anfi suite in Gran Canaria with his fans

The Anfi Group together with player David Silva took the warm summer sunshine to England. The holiday company and their ambassador invited the people of Manchester to enjoy the same suite that the player stays in when relaxing with his family in Anfi, Gran Canaria. https://youtu.be/HPHuxIQ-o2I Anfi called out to the people of Manchester and Manchester City fans near and far, via social networks, to be at the main entrance of the Etihad Campus in their best beach outfit, after selection, one weeks accommodation in the suite was awarded to the most creative outfit. “Without a doubt, paradise is within everyone’s reach,Anfi is the...

19 Nov 2018

RCI Strengthens Exchange Network with Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange, is proud to welcome the newest resort from Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club to its vacation exchange network. The newly constructed property, Presidential Suites by Lifestyle - Cabarete, marks the newest building in Cabarete, helping to revitalize the destination’s downtown area. The resort joins six additional resorts by Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club that are designated as RCI Gold Crown Resort® properties and available to RCI’s approximately 3.9 million subscribing members. “We are very proud of our newest breathtaking and luxurious all-inclusive resort located on one of the most exclusive spots in Cabarete,”...

DAE launches new and improved website
30 Oct 2018

DAE launches new and improved website

Worldwide timeshare exchange provider, DAE, has launched a new website, completely overhauling the functionality and feel of their vacation exchange platform at daelive.com.  Managing Director, DAE Global, Francis Taylor, said the new website had been designed with the overall member experience as the primary focus. “Members have always loved DAE’s simple and easy framework for exchange, and now we are proud to deliver that same level of service online through our new and improved, interactive website,” said Mr Taylor. “As well as easily searching for exchanges by region, Members can now find inspiration for their next vacation adventure through destination articles and resort...

Karma Group introduces Karma Chang in the spiritual heartland of Thailand
26 Oct 2018

Karma Group introduces Karma Chang in the spiritual heartland of Thailand

Karma Group has announced the addition of Karma Chang in Chiang Mai to it’s portfolio of Karma Retreats in the world’s most spectacular locations, giving guests the opportunity to experience Thailand’s spiritual heart and old world charm. Karma Chang is located close to the riverside in Chiang Mai, one of the city’s most popular locales. Just 4 km from the city centre and 5km from Chiang Mai International Airport, Karma Chang is an oasis of relaxation and the ideal launchpad from which to explore Chiang Mai’s numerous attractions including Wat Ko Klang Temple, Wat Chedi Liem Temple, 14th-century Wat Phra...

23 Oct 2018

Diamond Resorts committed with the Environment

Diamond Resorts Europe presents their sustainability projects to increase awareness amongst guests and team members With 25 resorts and more than 2,250 accommodations in Europe, Diamond Resorts started a journey towards sustainable practices five years ago obtaining the ISO14001 certification that clearly marked the beginning of environmental efficiency. Amongst the many initiatives all resorts have carried out, energy saving initiatives include led lighting in apartments and common areas, light movement sensors in common areas and offices, double-glazing, UV filters for windows to reduce the temperature within the accommodation and reduce air conditioning consumption, energy efficient electrical appliances, pool covers for heat loss...