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UCLA architecture masters students present final designs for Karma Group Mykonos development
17 Apr 2018

UCLA architecture masters students present final designs for Karma Group Mykonos development

Karma Group Founder and Chairman John Spence and Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S tasked 14 masters students from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA to design an approximately 40 room hotel for a piece of land in Mykonos, Greece, owned by Karma Group. During the course of his Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, John worked closely with the students as they developed their ideas, including sponsoringan immersive research trip to Mykonos.  The final presentations were made to a panel of industry experts, including John and Georgina and the results were...

13 Apr 2018

Award-winning Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina joins Interval network

Interval International has announced the long-term affiliation of the award-winning Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina – an exclusive beachfront, full-service destination resort in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. In addition, Interval will provide reservation services to Pink Shell vacation club members. The property is overseen by Boykin Management Company (BMC), an independent operator that currently provides services to hotels, resorts, and conference centers. “We are pleased to partner with this successful hospitality business with a long- established track record as it enters the vacation ownership business,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “The Fort...

ITRA loses another court case
12 Apr 2018

ITRA loses another court case

A consumer was awarded a total of £9765.90 at Workington County Court in March in a case against ITRA. The amount included a full refund of all monies paid to ITRA, plus costs and interest. The judge ruled that ITRA was guilty of misrepresentation in the sales process, deceiving the consumer by making false statements and promises and breach of contract for not carrying out promised work. She stated that ‘there was a complete failure by ITRA to comply with the Consumer Rights Act.’ This is the third case that the Task Force has provided free support to consumers making claims against...

Alliance Group becomes the first RCI affiliated resort in Georgia
5 Apr 2018

Alliance Group becomes the first RCI affiliated resort in Georgia

Alliance Palace in Batumi, part of Alliance Group, has joined RCI, to become the first RCI-affiliated resort in Georgia, now being part of the RCI Holiday Exchange network. Floors 1-6 of the impressive 41-storey building are operating under the Courtyard by Marriott brand, while the remaining floors are luxury apartments. Overlooking the Black Sea, the resort is in an ideal location to appeal to tourists, with the impressive building being an attraction in its own right. Georgia’s tourism market is going from strength to strength, with significant numbers of visitors flooding in to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and tourism attractions the country...

Hapimag posts largest annual profit for over 15 years
3 Apr 2018

Hapimag posts largest annual profit for over 15 years

The Hapimag Group has announced that it posted consolidated profit of EUR 11.1 million in 2017. This is Hapimag’s best annual result for over 15 years. The operating results of EUR 12.9 million are also pleasing. The Hapimag resorts made a significant contribution to the improved operating performance. Total revenues at the resorts increased by 2.5 % to EUR 86.4 million compared to the previous year. “We are delighted that we haven’t had to compromise on the quality of our services despite this cost optimisation. We again received 17 HolidayCheck Awards thanks to good ratings from guests,” says Hassan Kadbi, who has...

Interval International affiliates Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Gardens resort in Indonesia
21 Mar 2018

Interval International affiliates Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Gardens resort in Indonesia

Interval International has announced a new addition to its global network - Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Gardens, a stunning tropical retreat on the Indonesian island of Bali. “Bali is known for its extraordinary natural and cultural offerings combined with a very high level of hospitality,” said Marcos Agostini, executive vice president of global sales and business development for Interval. “It’s only fitting that Marriott Vacation Club has introduced one of its world-class resorts in this tropical paradise.” Fifty-one spacious resort apartments, which range from studios to one- and two- bedroom guestrooms, include separate living and dining area, complimentary Wi-Fi, kitchenette, private balcony,...

DAE
12 Mar 2018

Eight times a charm for DAE Customer Service at the 2018 Perspective Magazine Awards

Exchange provider, DAE, has taken out two major honors at the 2018 Perspective Magazine Awards. DAE was named Best Overall Company (Under 250 Employees) for the fifth year running and Best Customer Service for the eighth year in a row at the Awards, held on the final afternoon of the global timeshare industry’s GNEX Conference in Miami, FL. Managing Director of DAE Global, Francis Taylor, said it was an honor to be continuously recognized for their outstanding customer service by the global timeshare industry. “Customer service is engrained across our organization, it’s how we do things differently at DAE and it’s so close to...

Interval International and Spinnaker Resorts renew multi-site affiliation
9 Mar 2018

Interval International and Spinnaker Resorts renew multi-site affiliation

Interval International and Spinnaker Resorts have announced the renewal of their multi-site affiliation. The agreement encompasses nine resorts in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Branson, Missouri; and Ormond Beach, Florida. Spinnaker Resorts properties offer first-rate amenities, including state-of-the-art swimming pools, extensive health and fitness facilities, and a host of recreational programs. The unique topography and flavor of each location provide owners with a wide array of vacation experiences. On Hilton Head island, where travelers can enjoy a multitude of white-sand beaches, ocean activities, and golf courses, among other family-friendly outings, resorts include Bluewater Resort and Marina, The Carolina Club, Egret Point,...

Enjoy Gestion Limitada signs exclusive affiliation agreement with Interval International
28 Feb 2018

Enjoy Gestion Limitada signs exclusive affiliation agreement with Interval International

Interval International has signed an exclusive club affiliation agreement with Enjoy Gestion Limitada, a subsidiary of Enjoy S.A., and the operator of Enjoy Vacation Club, based in Santiago, Chile. The long-term contract includes eight existing resorts in Chile, and one each in Argentina and Uruguay, as well as any future properties that become part of the points-based right-to-use club. Most of the Enjoy sites have an enviable assortment of noteworthy facilities in common, with all but two housing major casinos, five featuring OVO nightclubs, and all offering superb full-service spas, several restaurants, luxury amenities, and a wide spectrum of year-round vacation...

Interval International & Trapp Family Lodge celebrate 35-year relationship with multi-year renewal
23 Feb 2018

Interval International & Trapp Family Lodge celebrate 35-year relationship with multi-year renewal

Interval International has announced the renewal of its affiliation with the award-winning Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Under the agreement, Interval will deliver comprehensive programs designed to assist in engaging timeshare owners and optimizing their satisfaction. The expanded business relationship will enhance flexibility for owners with Club Interval Gold® membership. Situated on 2,500 acres, Trapp Family Lodge is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. The renowned property offers stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with activities for every season. It has been owned and operated by the von Trapps, the family that inspired...