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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...

CLC WORLD PROUD TO RECEIVE PEER AWARD FOR CHARITY WORK
5 Mar 2020

CLC World receives Peer Award for charity work

At The Peer Awards on February 28th, held in Fortnum and Mason’s Drawing Room in London, CLC World Resorts & Hotels was proud to receive the award for ‘Collaborating with Charities’ relating to their charity initiative, CLC World Charity Holidays. The Peer Awards recognise innovation in business through the sharing of inspirational ideas. Finalists in the awards are themselves the judging panel, allowing the dissemination of those ideas across business sectors and regions. Graham Wilding, UK Managing Director, said: “It is a privilege to receive this award for the wonderful work CLC World Charity Holidays has done, particularly as it is recognition...

RCI Welcomes UK Resort Whittlebury Park To Its Global Exchange Network
17 Feb 2020

RCI welcomes UK resort Whittlebury Park to its global exchange network

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has recently entered into an affiliation agreement to welcome Whittlebury Park to the RCI exchange network. The recently constructed, spacious accommodation on the Whittlebury Park estate marks the launch of the resort’s vacation ownership sales through the Whittlebury Park Vacation Club, in addition to the estate’s existing hotel, golf, conference and spa operations. “We are delighted to partner with RCI to offer the widest range of exchange options to our vacation club owners, giving them the ultimate flexibility with their club membership,” explained Jeff Sargeant, Owner of Whittlebury Park. “We have...

5 Feb 2020

Interval International and member resorts donate nearly half a million dollars over 15 years to CHTA Education Foundation

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and participating member resorts have donated $20,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation in 2019, bringing total contributions in support of education and professional development over the last 15 years to nearly half a million dollars. The check was presented during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace held recently in The Bahamas. “We are very appreciative of our resort clients’ unwavering commitment to the education of Caribbean nationals. They have contributed to this worthy cause since we began our fundraising efforts and it is because of their ongoing support...

4 Feb 2020

Wyndham Destinations receives two national honors recognising its culture of workplace inclusion

For the second year in a row, Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, was awarded two distinguished national honors for its commitment to workplace inclusion and diversity. Wyndham Destinations was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers for Diversity 2020. The company also received a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Both honors reflect the company’s commitment to workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices. “As a global...

Alert issued by the police following concerns raised by Monster Credit purchasers
6 Dec 2019

Alert issued by the police following concerns raised by Monster Credit purchasers

Following questions raised by consumers who purchased Monster Credits and who have since had unsolicited contact from various companies, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit have issued the following alert: We are aware that some people are being contacted in relation to their timeshare and/or their purchase of Monster Credits by UK, Spanish & other international companies offering to obtain compensation on their behalf. This contact is often unsolicited, and the company may be in possession of personal information and details of previous transactions/dealings with timeshare companies or holiday credit schemes. It is possible that in order to obtain this compensation,...

3 Dec 2019

Stars and Pars fundraising event hosted by Wyndham Destinations passes $1 million milestone for Give Kids The World Village

Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced that the seventh annual Stars and Pars Weekend fundraising event to benefit Give Kids The World Village, raised more than $400,000, bringing the total funds raised through this event to more than $1.1 million. For the past seven years, Wyndham Destinations has sponsored the Stars and Pars Weekend— a community fundraising event for Give Kids The World Village which is one of the non-profit’s largest fundraising events. The event is named for the stars that are given to each child who visits the Village, which are left behind and...

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Announces New Resort Destination in Las Vegas
29 Oct 2019

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham announces new resort destination in Las Vegas

Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, has announced that it is continuing the expansion of the Margaritaville Vacation Club® portfolio with the opening of its fourth vacation club resort destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 2020. With current locations in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, USVI, and a location in Downtown Nashville set to open next week, the new Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Desert Blue, a proposed future resort, offers club members a second U.S.-based resort destination to enjoy a vacation filled with music, fun and relaxation. Positioned just minutes away from the...