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26 Oct 2021

Wyndham Adds 12 Resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels – one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators with a growing collection of  properties – today announced plans to brand 12 properties in key leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK, and Austria. Expected to open in November 2021, the properties will be converted into Wyndham Grand Residences, Wyndham Residences, Wyndham, Ramada Residences by Wyndham and Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham, offering upper-upscale, upscale and midscale accommodation options for families and extended stay guests who...

13 Sep 2021

Discover Karma Golden Camp

Karma Group has announced another new addition to its ever expanding hotel portfolio; Karma Golden Camp in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Spread across 3.5 acres of North Western India’s Thar desert, find 22 luxury safari tents, 10 tent cottages featuring a private pool, along with facilities including a restaurant, spa, children’s club and an outdoor amphitheatre. A number of exciting activities on offer at Karma Golden Camp include dune-safaris, para-sailing, para-motor-gliding and quad biking in an incomparable desert setting. Or for less adrenaline and more relaxation, enjoy a laid-back camel safari, cocktails at sunset or star gazing in the magnificent desert night sky...

7 Sep 2021

Speaking Dante

Karma Group is sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime live reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with a cast including Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Adjoa Andoh, Jessie Buckley, Dominic West, Stephen Dillane, Rupert Everett, Ian McDiarmid, Tim McInnerny and John Nettles. Taking place in Florence, Italy at Cinema la Compagnia over 24 hours from 19:00 (Italy time) on 13th September 2021 until 19:00 (Italy) on 14th September 2021 and streamed online worldwide, the live reading of The Divine Comedy will mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death and all proceeds will be entirely donated to the Community of Sant'Egidio in Florence which deals with...

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....

12 Aug 2021

Karma Group announces new hotel in Andalusia, Spain

This week Karma Group announces its latest acquisition in Andalucia, Spain. Set within a state forest in the Sierras, Karma La Herriza comprises over 30 large suites, restaurants, bars and an outdoor pool with pristine views. The beautiful country estate will undergo renovations shortly, with a timeline to open in Easter 2022 making it the Group’s first property in Spain. Nestled in 25 acres of natural woodland, at more than 600 metres above sea level, Karma La Herriza is a tranquil oasis, perfect for those wanting to relax in unspoilt Spanish nature, away from the hustle and bustle. However, for those...

6 Aug 2021

Diamond Resorts Globe Trotter Competition

For some time now Diamond Resorts in Europe has been working hard on minimising our impact on the environment and consciously embracing the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism within our operations. Water is a commodity that many global communities don’t have easy access to and indeed many of Diamond’s resorts are located in areas that suffer from periods of drought.  When staying with us, we have been asking our guests to “Accept The Deal” which is a tag line our teams use to encourage guests to help with water saving by voluntarily choosing to reduce the number of unnecessary towel...

30 Jul 2021

CHALLENGEFAMILY and Anfi Group announce partnership

The training ground of Gran Canaria has just got even more accessible for triathletes with today’s announcement of a partnership between the island’s leading resort operator, Anfi Group, and CHALLENGEFAMILY. Anfi Group owns two resorts in the south west of the island - Anfi del Mar is a tropical sanctuary of peace and tranquility with white sand beaches where, for over three decades, it has offered world-class family vacations. Anfi Tauro Golf & Luxury Resort boasts a luxury hotel and unique designer villas combined with one of the best golf courses in Europe. Both resorts, which comprise of 5 fully equipped...

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...

Timeshare veteran Frank Chapman has died
28 Jun 2021

Timeshare veteran Frank Chapman has died

RDO is saddened to announce that industry pioneer and former RDO Board member and Chair of the UK Chapter, has died aged 91. As anyone who had to pleasure to spend time with Frank will know, he had a long, varied and fascinating career, starting with 17 years at sea, during which time he became a Master Mariner, followed by a spell selling properties in the Bahamas. In 1974 he purchased two hotels in Scotland, the Loch Rannoch Hotel in the Highlands and the Forest Hills Hotel in the Trossachs. Planning permission was sought for the construction of multi ownership lodges at...