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Interval International recognised for industry-leading client service & member engagement
27 May 2022

Interval International recognised for industry-leading client service & member engagement

Interval International was honoured with two coveted industry awards during a recent conference held by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in Hollywood, Florida. ARDA recognises outstanding accomplishments in the vacation ownership industry − and this year, winners were chosen from nearly 400 nominations. Interval’s Client Services & Program Operations Team was chosen in the Owner/Customer Relations Team category for being a “one-stop-shop” for customers and sustaining high-levels of satisfaction among its resort developer clients. A yearlong member campaign, “Why I Love Interval”, which featured inspirational photos and testimonials of Interval members and their families enjoying vacations across the globe, was...

2 Feb 2022

Multiple charges of fraud ordered by the CPS in relation to Monster Group Travel, Monster Credits, Monster Rewards and sellmytimeshare.com

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) to charge 18 people with 79 counts related to a large-scale fraud targeting timeshare owners. The 18 people have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud while being directors, sales people and administrators of the above-mentioned entities. For more detailed information, go to the CPS website at: https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/cps-and-south-west-regional-organised-crime-unit-charging-statement-large-scale-timeshare...

27 Aug 2021

Interval International signs exclusive affiliation agreement with Grand Matlali Residence Club, Mexico

Interval International has announced the addition of Grand Matlali Residence Club at Mountain Bay, the vacation ownership component of Grand Matlali Hills to its global exchange network. Situated in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, the all-inclusive resort is part of a 740-acre mixed-use development, which also includes a hotel and private residences. Nestled atop the hills overlooking Banderas Bay, Grand Matlali Residence Club at Mountain Bay is perfect for families as well as couples looking for an outdoor retreat. The property, which is located within its own nature reserve, includes spacious studios, three-bedroom suites with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean or...

18 Aug 2021

Karma Group introduces a new addition, Karma Song Hoai, in Vietnam

Karma Group has welcomed another elegant property into its luxury resort portfolio, this time in Vietnam. Sitting among the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An, sits Karma Song Hoai. This sprawling property comprises 51 stylish suites and family rooms, each boasting private balconies and accompanied by a cluster of restaurants, bars, gyms, and even a spa. The attraction of the resort doesn’t just lie in its host of amenities, but its location; Karma Song Hoai is perched on the banks of the Thu Bồn river, just 1 kilometre or a short stroll or bike ride from the old town....

30 Jul 2021

Major victory for Club La Costa in Spanish Courts

The Spanish commercial courts made a very significant decision which directly affects RDO member Club La Costa. The Mercantile Courts in Spain ruled in a number of recent decisions that all new claims made against Club La Costa (CLC) will be automatically rejected. The English translation of one of these rulings is available in the following website managed by the Spanish Insolvency Practitioner, Mr Juan Carlos Robles and can be found here. A number of Claims Management Companies have encouraged Club La Costa members to take legal action against the company, often by promising significant financial rewards in the form of compensation. The rulings...

Wyndham Destinations introduces new panorama brand to drive growth of its vacation membership and travel technology businesses
29 Jul 2020

Wyndham Destinations introduces new Panorama brand to drive growth of its vacation membership and travel technology businesses

Business line will serve as the parent-brand for RCI and portfolio of exchange and other membership travel groups to set the stage for business expansion New products and services present travelers a whole new range of opportunities for travel experiences beyond their traditional timeshare ownership Wyndham Destinations has announced the creation of Panorama, a new business line to manage the company’s exchange, membership, and travel technology brands. The new Panorama portfolio will have three areas of focus, including timeshare exchange companies RCI -- the world’s largest vacation exchange network -- 7Across (formerly known as DAE), and The Registry Collection; travel and leisure businesses...

Covid-19: Guidance introduced to safeguard visitors and staff as hotels and resorts reopen
26 Jun 2020

Covid-19: Guidance introduced to safeguard visitors and staff as hotels and resorts reopen

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline, lockdown restrictions have been eased and borders around Europe are finally starting to reopen, many without the requirement to self-quarantine if travelling from within the EU/Schengen zone or if coming from a European country with low levels of infection. Holiday resorts have faced a number of challenges as they prepare to reopen for the summer season and, to help prevent a second wave of infections, they will first have to introduce enhanced measures to make their workplaces safe and secure for the return of staff and guests. To help accommodation providers during this...

Former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, dies
17 Mar 2020

Former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, dies

We are very sad to announce that European timeshare veteran and former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, died on 5 March. The popular industry stalwart passed away in Tenerife after a brief illness, aged 82. A former marketing director of the travel division of American Express, Colin was appointed marketing director of RCI Europe in 1985, forming a dynamic partnership with director Ron Haylock to launch and spearhead RCI’s European operations. Colin stayed with RCI until his retirement in 2000 and, among many achievements, was instrumental in the development of RCI Points, the industry’s first global points-based holiday exchange programme. He was a larger...

Anfi leads a preventive campaign against coronavirus between its staff and customers
11 Mar 2020

Anfi launches a preventive campaign against coronavirus between its staff and customers

The Anfi Group has just launched a prevention campaign against the coronavirus in order to avoid possible infections, as it did in the past in similar cases such as Influenza A. The company, which has over a thousand workers and 2,000 clients accommodated per week in its resorts, has launched, with immediate effect, the preventive campaign: 'Without contact, there is no infection'. Through this initiative, employees are recommended to avoid any type of physical contact such as shaking hands, kissing or hugging, both among colleagues and with third parties, according to the memorandum. This advice is also extended to those...

Lifestyle Luxury Vacation Club in Dubai affiliates to Interval International
9 Mar 2020

Lifestyle Luxury Vacation Club in Dubai affiliates to Interval International

Interval International has announced the affiliation of Lifestyle Luxury Vacation Club in Dubai, a leisure and business hub in the United Arab Emirates. The club includes four resort properties that offer members beachfront and urban experiences in this multicultural city known for its architecture, shopping, and nightlife. Lifestyle Luxury Vacation Club is a joint venture between Lifestyle Properties Group in the Dominican Republic and Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group, one of the region’s most respected conglomerates with interests in the hospitality, automotive, real estate, education, and publishing sectors. Al Habtoor is also the founder of the prestigious Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Club...