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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...

Interval International welcomes LiV Resorts, new shared ownership entrant in Vietnam
28 Oct 2019

Interval International welcomes LiV Resorts, new shared ownership entrant in Vietnam

Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services, has added LiV Resorts, the shared ownership component of the Citadines Pearl Hội An, a mixed-use resort development on the outskirts of Da Nang City, Vietnam, to its exchange network. The 21-acre property overlooks An Bang Beach on the South China Sea, named one of the top 25 beaches in Asia by Trip Advisor in 2019. “We’re thrilled to welcome Abodos Co. Ltd. to the industry with the launch of LiV Resorts, Interval’s first affiliate in Vietnam with a local sales operation,” said Joe Hickman, Interval’s vice president and executive director of...

Wyndham Destinations becomes first timeshare company to commit to ECPAT Code to end human trafficking
16 Oct 2019

Wyndham Destinations becomes first timeshare company to commit to ECPAT Code to end human trafficking

Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, has become the first timeshare company to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct with ECPAT-USA. The formal agreement solidifies the commitment Wyndham Destinations has previously made at its 225 managed vacation club resorts in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific to combat human trafficking. By signing the agreement, the company joins many of the major hotel chains in actively protecting children from exploitation. Corporate partners help mitigate the risks associated with a crime that affects millions of youth worldwide. By signing The Code and joining ECPAT-USA in the...

15 Oct 2019

Interval International affiliates Villa Ridente Club, a resort on the west coast of Sicily

Interval International has welcomed the vacation ownership component of Villa Ridente Club, a beachfront resort in Sicily, Italy. Situated on the west coast of the island, the property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the Aeolian Islands. “The family-friendly resort combines Sicily’s sunny climate, spectacular scenery, and regional cuisine to make it a prime destination for vacationers,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of business development for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “Villa Ridente Club is an ideal base for our members looking to combine a beach experience with cultural exploration.” The property features studios and one- and two-bedroom units,...

RDO’s new chairman of the Board announced
15 Oct 2019

RDO’s new chairman of the Board announced

RDO is pleased to announce that Lee Dowling, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Europe and Middle East at Marriott Vacation Club International, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, succeeding Susan Crook, who stepped down at the end of her four-year tenure at the RDO conference in September. Lee’s extensive knowledge of the European industry and his tenure on the Board since early 2016 will serve the Organisation well and will be invaluable in driving forward RDO’s lobbying and enforcement campaigns and in delivering the best possible service to members. "It is a privilege to have been appointed by the Board as...

Wyndham Destinations and Caesars Entertainment extend marketing partnership to 2030
26 Sep 2019

Wyndham Destinations and Caesars Entertainment extend marketing partnership to 2030

Wyndham Destinations and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have announced the extension of their successful marketing partnership. The companies are building on their 20-year history by extending the relationship to 2030. In the agreement, Wyndham Destinations can market vacation ownership to Caesars customers in its resorts and casinos and through its large customer database. Wyndham Destinations will also purchase room nights and other products from Caesars to provide its customers with exciting travel and entertainment options. Wyndham Destinations is investing in new on-site marketing locations at several Caesars resort properties in Las Vegas, with physical and digital enhancements making it easier and more enjoyable...

23 Sep 2019

Interval International welcomes The Residences at Dewa in Thailand

Interval International has affiliated to its global exchange network The Residences at Dewa, the fractional component of the Dewa Phuket Resort complex in Thailand. The property is located a few steps from Nai Yang Beach, which is part of the protected Sirinath National Park on the northwest coast of Phuket. “We're delighted to once again have the opportunity to work with Lars Ydmark, principal of Tri-Asia Co. Ltd., the developer of The Residences at Dewa, and Paul Dean, co-founder of the Club,” said Joe Hickman, Interval's vice president and executive director for Asia Pacific. “Interval members will have the opportunity to...

Wyndham Destinations' vacation club resorts to eliminate plastic straws & other single-use plastic
23 Sep 2019

Wyndham Destinations’ vacation club resorts to eliminate plastic straws & other single-use plastic

In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day,  Wyndham Destinations has announced it is to eliminate plastic straws and other single-use plastic from food and beverage operations at its timeshare resorts around the world.   To support the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives, Wyndham Destinations’ vacation club resorts plan to remove single-use plastic straws starting Oct. 1, 2019. The effort will eliminate more than 750,000 single-use plastic straws in North America alone and 1.1 million across the globe. Earlier this year, the company’s Asia Pacific resorts removed disposable straws from 33 managed resorts.   “The switch to biodegradable or paper straws is a small, but impactful change...