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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...

Interval International welcomes Marina Golf Rapel, Chile, to its exchange network
26 Sep

Interval International welcomes Marina Golf Rapel, Chile, to its exchange network

Interval International has announced the addition to its global vacation exchange network of the shared ownership component of Marina Golf Rapel, a mixed-use resort located in central Chile. A popular travel destination, the country features a diverse landscape composed of spectacular glaciers, vast deserts, lush rainforests, fertile vineyards, and unspoiled beaches. “Sales at the resort have exceeded our expectations and we expect that this will continue owing to our product’s appeal to potential vacation owners,” said Ricardo Devoto, general manager of Marina Golf Rapel Marina Golf Rapel is situated in the city of Las Cabras, 87 miles south of Santiago, in the...

Cortona Manor House & Spa in Tuscany affiliates to Interval International
22 Jul

Cortona Manor House & Spa in Tuscany affiliates to Interval International

Interval International has announced the affiliation of Cortona Manor House & Spa in Umbria, Italy. Built in the 18th century, the resort is four miles from Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany. “This 300-year-old property is the perfect base from which our members can explore some of the most impressive sights and attractions in the Tuscany and Umbria regions, including the cities of Florence and Siena,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Cortona Manor House was restored using materials that have a reduced ecological impact and...

RCI adds UK resorts Belton Woods and Slaley Hall to portfolio
21 Jul

RCI adds two resorts, Belton Woods and Slaley Hall, to UK portfolio

The Home Owners’ Association Committees at two UK shared-ownership properties, Belton Woods and Slaley Hall, have announced affiliations to RCI. Belton Woods and Slaley Hall are set in the expansive and tranquil woodlands of the English countryside, near Grantham and Northumberland respectively. The addition of these two properties sees a total of 69 lodges from these two resorts being available in the RCI global exchange network. Allan Reich, General Manager of the resorts, said: “We have had a long and successful relationship with RCI, which we are delighted to be strengthening with the addition of these additional resorts. I see this partnership as...

Hard Rock Hotel Goa affiliates with RCI
7 Jul

Hard Rock Hotel Goa affiliates with RCI

RCI, along with Convention Hotels India Pvt. Ltd (CHI), have announced an agreement to affiliate Legends Club at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa to the RCI network. Located near the vibrant and famous Calangute beach in North Goa, the 135-room Legends Club at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa is the first music memorabilia themed resort of its kind in India. “This is the first ever music-inspired hotel in India. This affiliation opens doors to our members across the world, providing them with the opportunity to experience the ‘complete entertainment’ resort, ”said Pali Badwal, managing director, RCI India. “With the addition of...

24 Mar

Three RAL managed properties recognised as Interval International Select Resorts

Interval International has announced that Surfrider Beach Club, Island Towers Resort, and Tropical Sands Resort have been designated as Interval International Select Resorts®. The three inviting properties are managed by RAL Resort Property Management, a family owned company with a long history of providing a full-range of management services to the shared ownership industry. “RAL’s executive team has worked diligently to implement an ongoing renovation program at its properties,” said Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida. “Coupled with the company’s strong tradition of creating memorable vacation experiences for its owners, it’s clear why...

22 Mar

DAE Launches Resorts of Excellence Programme

DAE (Dial An Exchange) has launched an independent programme set to recognise the highest quality resorts in its network. The Resorts of Excellence programme will highlight the holiday resorts that DAE members consistently rate as very good or excellent. After returning from an exchange or bonus week holiday, DAE members are encouraged to review their experience. As well as a free format review, they are asked to rate the resort under seven different criteria, from staff helpfulness through to quality and cleanliness. Members can rate each category from one to five, with one being poor and five for excellent. To achieve the status...

15 Mar

Next Stop Manchester for CLC World

The latest CLC World Travel Centre is set to open in Manchester during April signalling intent from the company to fast-track their plans for growth and development. This flagship opening complements CLC World’s existing UK Travel Centres in London and Birmingham and forms part of the company’s successful city locations strategy. This has resulted in thousands of prospects enjoying promotional stays across its resorts, which in turn has seen an upsurge in new member generation. Boosted by a burgeoning new member pipeline, Eran Revivo, CLC World’s Group Sales & Marketing Director, says the company are reaping the benefits of re-inventing their sales...

14 Mar

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Signs RCI Affiliation Agreement

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has signed a new long-term contract with RCI, having been affiliated to it for more than 20 years. Macdonald Hotels & Resorts currently has 10 resorts affiliated to the RCI holiday exchange programme – four in Spain, four in Scotland, one in Wales and one in England. Each resort has earned an RCI quality award, with eight having been awarded RCI Gold Crown status, and two receiving RCI Silver Crown status. Dimitris Manikis, vice president of Business Development, RCI Europe/Middle East/Africa, said: “Quality sets the timeshare accommodation and experience apart from other self-catering holiday types. Macdonald Hotels & Resorts...

9 Feb

Interval International Adds Harbor Linen To Its Affiliate Advantages Program

Interval International delivers yet another outstanding addition to its roster of Interval  partners — Harbor Linen, Inc., a Bed Bath & Beyond company and leading manufacturer of linens and case goods, for various industries. Interval’s member resorts worldwide can use Harbor Linen to purchase an array of merchandise from towels and bedding to window treatments and amenity products, at preferential prices. Whether properties are continuing to grow or renovating and refurbishing, developers and homeowners’ associations will appreciate the opportunity to select from and save on Harbor Linen’s extensive merchandise lines. Environmentally conscious buyers will welcome the choice of “green” products, as well....