Author: Sue McNicol

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9 Jun 2023

Interval International adds UNICO 20º 87º HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA to its growing network of elite resorts

Interval International recently affiliated UNICO 20º 87º HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, one of RCD Hotels’ luxury Mexico properties. With ocean views and pristine white beaches, the adults-only resort connects each guest to the pulse of the local culture through cuisine, spa treatments, and curated adventures. Its all-inclusive concept encourages indulgence without limits, and cultivates a modern, one-of-a-kind vacation. “We’re thrilled to be working with UNICO 20º 87º HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, which has quickly cemented itself as one of the best resorts in the region with a significant number of awards and accolades,” says Alexis Ralph, Interval’s VP of business development, Latin America. “The...

31 May 2023

Interval International expands network In Southeast Asia with the addition of Vietnam’s luxurious Alma resort

Interval International recently affiliated ALMA, the high-end resort owned and operated by Paradise Bay Resort Company Limited. Stretching across 30 hectares on Vietnam's scenic Cam Ranh peninsula, the family-friendly property has an impressive selection of luxury amenities. ALMA inspires guests with panoramic ocean views from its spacious suites and pavilions, extraordinary dining options, and the warmest of Vietnamese hospitality. The resort is a unique addition to Interval’s global network and expands the company’s presence in Southeast Asia. Since its founding nearly 50 years ago, Interval has been offering membership programs that help travellers make the most of their vacation ownership. New purchasers...

Multivacaciones Decameron
26 May 2023

Interval international expands Latin American resort network with the affiliation of market leader, Multivacaciones Decameron

Interval International welcomes Multivacaciones Decameron to its coveted collection of affiliated hospitality brands. The agreement introduces 27 hotels and resorts across Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Mexico to Interval’s growing exchange network of over 3,200 properties. Nearly 200,000 Multivacaciones Decameron members will have the opportunity to access Interval’s numerous travel and leisure benefits, including the ability to exchange for stays at resorts in more than 90 countries and territories. Decameron’s hotels are located in the region’s alluring beaches, jungles, mountains and cities. Its vacation club, with members in Latin America and abroad, provides memorable experiences along with the relaxation...

21 Apr 2023

FNTC America, Ltd. (FNTCA) announces acquisition of PCS Holdings, LLC and affiliation with Eck, Collins & Richardson, PL

FNTC America, Ltd. (FNTCA), an IQ-EQ Group company that serves the US timeshare industry, announces today that it is expanding its suite of services with the acquisition of PCS Holdings, LLC (PCS), the title agency affiliated with Eck, Collins & Richardson, PL (ECR). Additionally, FNTCA and ECR have entered a strategic arrangement that allows both to provide seamless title, trustee, foreclosure, escrow and legal services to their shared clients. The transaction is effective April 11, 2023. “We are thrilled to welcome the PCS team. Combining the scope and talent of our subsidiary Vacation Ownership Title Agency, Inc. (VOTA) with PCS strengthens...

20 Apr 2023

Interval International’s technology project team wins 2023 ARDA award

Interval International was honoured with the prestigious 2023 ARDA Award in the category of Technology Team: Non-Developer by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Vivian More, VP, application development, and David Valdez, VP, enterprise applications - reservations, inventory & integration [pictured] were present to receive the award on behalf of Interval’s Technology Project Team. Each year, the ARDA Awards recognize the best of the best in the vacation ownership industry. The Awards Ceremony was held April 19, during the ARDA Spring Conference in Orlando, Florida....

19 Apr 2023

Interval International renews long-term agreement with Caribbean market leader – Divi Vacation Club

Interval International has announced the renewal of a long-term relationship with Divi Caribbean Club, Ltd., operator of one of the largest shared ownership resort portfolios in the Caribbean. The multi-year agreement encompasses seven resorts in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, and St. Maarten. As part of this agreement, Interval is providing a comprehensive package of customized services, including ongoing club support, reservation services, and points-based exchange. Divi Vacation Club members will receive the valuable benefits of Interval Platinum® membership, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded services. “Divi Vacation Club has been a strategically important client to Interval since 2014,”...

9 Mar 2023

KwikChex continues to put pressure on rogue operators

KwikChex has published details of a complaint to the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) about the TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association). This complaint provided proof that the TCA site was purchased by ECC (European Consumer Claims) and that it was being used as a lead generator for ECC. The complaint also highlighted an article published by the TCA claiming that an ASA review showed that the TCA was not linked to the ECC. However, following a further ASA investigation, this misleading statement was removed. In a recent release on its website, KwikChex highlighted a number of concerns such as: The business that ECC purchased the...

22 Dec 2022

Harry Taylor, former chief executive of TATOC, has died

We are sad to report that Harry Taylor, former chief executive of TATOC (the Timeshare Association), died last week, age 77. Harry was well known to many in the industry, having been involved in TATOC, the timeshare owners’ association, since the late 90s. He was originally appointed as treasurer but after the death of chief executive Fredericka Johns in 2008, took on the role of chief executive, working with a dedicated board to promote timeshare ownership. He was instrumental in establishing a closer relationship with the industry via RDO and took over RDO’s responsibility for its non-member consumer helpline. TATOC went...

30 Aug 2022

Canadian Resort and Travel Association (CRTA) unveils new vision

Canadian Resort and Travel Association (CRTA), the industry-based trade association dedicated to furthering Vacation Ownership in Canada and throughout the world, will concentrate primarily on international timeshare resorts and vacation clubs with high levels of Canadian members.  Previously the Association was a tight consortium of Canadian-based resorts.  Although this is still an important aspect of CRTA, the view toward consumer education and protection is a fresh approach. According to Gaetan Babin RRP, CRTA Chairperson, President and CRTA CEO, “Our membership efforts are focused to include timeshare properties the world over, as Canadians make up a considerable percentage of owners, particularly in...

Hilton Grand Vacations’ European Team Members Partner with We Are Water Foundation to Bring Water to Ukraine
22 Aug 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations’ European Team Members Partner with We Are Water Foundation to Bring Water to Ukraine

In response to the war in Ukraine, Hilton Grand Vacations’ (HGV) European team members have taken action by teaming up with We Are Water Foundation to bring water and sanitation to people affected by the war. HGV’s European team members have raised over €15,000 since April to directly support their neighbors in Ukraine. HGV’s team members in Europe were actively involved in organizing fundraising efforts that included bingos, raffles, solidarity paellas and cheese tastings, as well as many other creative ideas. Through We Are Water, these funds have contributed to two specific projects: UNICEF's World Water and Sanitation for Ukraine project and World...