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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...

CLC World resorts are the Traveller’s Choice
25 May 2021

CLC World resorts are the Traveller’s Choice

CLC World Resorts & Hotels have been awarded the Tripadvisor 2021 Traveller’s Choice Award (formerly Certificate of Excellence) for 10 CLC World resorts. “Through one of the most difficult years the travel and hospitality industries have ever known, it is heart-warming to receive these awards,” said Graham Wilding, Managing Director, Resorts & Hotels Division. “Our teams across the globe have worked immensely hard to continue providing impeccable service, as well as introduce our enhanced sanitisation and cleanliness protocol – SafeHands.” “Also, a big thank you to our guests who took the time to post their reviews, it wouldn’t be possible without you,” he commented. CLC...

Hilton Grand Vacations to Acquire Diamond Resorts
15 Mar 2021

Hilton Grand Vacations to Acquire Diamond Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Diamond Resorts International, inc. the largest independent timeshare operator, in a stock-based transaction value of 1.4 billion, according to the news release. The combined company will have 720,000 owners and 154 resorts. The acquisition of Diamond Resorts International from Apollo Global Management Inc. also will expand and diversify Hilton Grand Vacation’s resort portfolio into more than 20 new markets. Diamond’s 92 leisure resorts and nearly 400,000 owners uniquely complement Hilton’s 62 upscale and luxury properties and more than 325,000 owners. “I’m excited to announce our transformational agreement to add Diamond Resorts to the Hilton...

11 Jan 2021

CLC World News

There has recently been a lot of misinformation circulated on social media and other outlets regarding the operation of CLC’s resorts on the Costa del Sol and Tenerife. These resorts, as with all other CLC World Resorts – globally, are unaffected by last year’s closure of timeshare sales companies and all resorts continue to be managed by CLC World, remaining available for CLC members and guests to use – without exception (post-COVID restrictions). CLC Members have received fuller details via email, postal letters and newsletters and have been kept informed of all changes, which have no impact on their memberships whatsoever,...

Interval International and Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino Sign Multi-Year Affiliation Renewal
11 Jan 2021

Interval International and Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino sign multi-year affiliation renewal

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, announced the extension of its exclusive affiliation agreement with Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean. The 362- unit shared ownership property is located a short distance from the white sands of the famed Eagle Beach, which is ranked as one of the best beaches in the world. “The affiliation with Interval drives value across our business through sales and marketing, lead generation, employee development, and owner engagement initiatives,” said Richard Roy, general manager of the resort. “We have developed a strong relationship with Interval’s dedicated industry professionals, and know...

20 Nov 2020

Timeshare during the Covid-19 pandemic as Club La Costa announces the closure of its sales companies

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for the tourism industry, with accommodation providers having to close for lengthy periods of time during the pandemic and little or no sales income being generated over the course of the year. Given the continued uncertainties, RDO affiliate Club La Costa announced to its members last month that it had decided to discontinue new timeshare sales in the UK and Spain, and has since closed those particular marketing & sales companies. This decision does not affect any CLC World resorts or their many Real Estate projects, which continue to operate normally for CLC members -...

Timeshare exchange membership is free and simple with the launch of 7Across
19 Nov 2020

Timeshare exchange membership is free and simple with the launch of 7Across

The timeshare exchange industry is poised for a spark of innovation with the launch of 7Across. Today, the company celebrates its new branding with enhanced product offerings, and the continued evolution of its low-cost, customer-centric exchange model, now with more benefits, discounts and travel possibilities. One of the many benefits of timeshare ownership is the ability to exchange your holiday ownership for new travel experiences outside of your home resort. As part of the Panorama family of membership travel brands at Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), Dial an Exchange (DAE) is now 7Across. Along with a new name and brand identity comes enhanced...

CLC World Resorts & Hotels announces partnership with De Vere's Cotswold Water Park
14 Sep 2020

CLC World Resorts & Hotels announces partnership with De Vere’s Cotswold Water Park

CLC World Resorts & Hotels is proud to announce it will be increasing its staycation options for UK based members through an exciting partnership with De Vere’s Cotswold Water Park. CLC World has guaranteed usage of the luxurious Watersmeet apartments and suites from 16th October 2020 across 2021. With a selection of suites, one, two and three bed luxury apartments all equipped with kitchenettes and full use of the resort’s facilities including bars, restaurants, spa and a large gym, CLC World members will have an attractive range of accommodation to choose from. Graham Wilding, Managing Director Resorts & Hotels Division, said: “This...