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Diamond’s European Resorts Start to Re-Open
9 Jul 2020

Diamond’s European resorts start to re-open

With newly devised and comprehensive Covid-19 preventative protocols, Diamond opened the doors to 6 of its European resorts last weekend – all resorts in England and two resorts on the Costa del Sol.  By the 1 August 19 will have reopened. Following guidelines from local health experts and the World Health Organisation, along with recognised audit and leading national hospitality industry organisations, we are taking the safety and protection of both guests and team members very seriously.  We have created and introduced procedures that are safe for everybody and expanded our Diamond Standard of Clean protocols. Here are some of the...

Christel DeHaan, founder of Christel House International, has died, age 77
8 Jun 2020

Christel DeHaan, founder of Christel House International, has died, age 77

It is with deep regret that we have learnt of the death of Christel DeHaan, founder and chair of the board of Christel House International. Christel died at home, surrounded by family. She leaves behind three children an older sister, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. After a highly successful career as the co-founder of RCI, Christel created Christel House International in 1998 with the goal of transforming the lives of impoverished children around the globe, breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient members of society.   Thanks to Christel’s careful planning, the work of Christel House will continue...

Anfi del Mar beach reopens amidst high hopes and strict safety protocols
4 Jun 2020

Anfi del Mar beach reopens amidst high hopes and strict safety protocols

The Anfi del Mar beach has just reopened with high hopes and with a rigorous disinfection protocol to receive its first bathers, in another step towards the “new normality” during this Covid-19 crisis. In order to guarantee the maximum safety for bathers, comprehensive cleaning guidelines have been established for the sand, the sunbeds, and for the facilities such as the showers, bathrooms and communal areas. “The maintenance of Anfi del Mar, which has always been very scrupulous, will be increased in order to provide all health guarantees”, announced the Anfi Group. This reopening will involve changes decreed by the Town Hall...

28 May 2020

CLC World shortlisted finalists for business charity award.

CLC World Resorts & Hotels is proud to have been a shortlisted finalist for the Business Charity Award ‘Charity Partnerships – Sport, Leisure and Travel’ relating to their charity initiative, CLC World Charity Holidays in partnership with Dreams Come True. We would like to offer our congratulations to the winners, Haven and RNLI for their partnership with their vision of creating a truly ‘safe haven’ for the 2.9million holidaymakers who visit its parks each year. Graham Wilding, UK Managing Director, said: “It was a privilege to be in the esteemed company of Wimbledon AELTC and WaterAid, British Airways and Comic Relief, and...

Strokes of hope as Anfi Tauro golf course in Gran Canaria reopens
26 May 2020

Strokes of hope as Anfi Tauro golf course in Gran Canaria reopens

Anfi Tauro Golf reopens its doors as a step on the way to “a new normality”. This golf course on Gran Canaria’s South coast, welcomes back its players after the period of lockdown due to Covid-19, a pause that was put to good use to carry out some extra maintenance work on the course. The golf course is now in “excellent condition” and we are confident of facing the rest of the year with more energy than ever. These “first steps are full of hope” states Luis Martínez, General Manager of the hotel division and Anfi Tauro Golf, in a press...

Anfi begins the easing of its own lockdown with the reopening of its luxury villas in Tauro
19 May 2020

Anfi begins the easing of its own lockdown with the reopening of its luxury villas in Tauro

The Anfi Group begins the easing of its own lockdown with the reopening of its luxury villas this week, ahead of the rest of the hotel industry in the Canary Islands. The Company, based in the south of Gran Canaria, welcomed its first clients with “great enthusiasm” and “is ready to welcome more guests in the coming months”, according to a statement made by Jose Luis Trujillo, CEO of the Anfi Group. The Anfi Tauro villas are a very popular “star” product; with fully equipped units of 450 square meters, each with its own private pool, and located within the...

14 May 2020

Azure Resorts Limited has entered into liquidation procedures

Azure Resorts Limited, which manages Golden Sands Island Residence Club based in Malta, (Island Residence Club, The Heavenly Collection (including Sands Towers)), and Azure XP Limited, which manages Azure XP Membership Club, have both entered into liquidation on 27th April 2020. On 28 April 2020, Mr Wesley Edwards of CVR Global (B.V.I.) Limited and Mr Barry Lynch of Alvarez & Marsal Cayman Islands Limited, were appointed Joint Liquidators of Azure Resorts Limited and Azure XP Limited. A dedicated webpage has been set-up to keep owners and creditors informed https://cvr.global/azure/. It should be noted that the Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort and Spa...

The Anfi Emerald Club resort has become a hotel on call
5 May 2020

Anfi Emerald Club resort has become a ‘hotel on call’ for emergency situations

Anfi Emerald Club is a 'hotel on call' for emergency situations for professionals such as flight crews, health personnel, transport workers, professionals of the State Security Forces and for some tourists who, in exceptional circumstances, may need to spend a few days in the hotel. The Emerald Club is one of the 14 hotels in the Canary Islands designated to help alleviate exceptional cases in this emergency situation. The Anfi Group clarifies that the resort is not open for holiday makers; on the contrary, it is open in accordance with the ministerial order to provide assistance in exceptional cases. The hotel...

Marriott Vacation Club statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
20 Apr 2020

Marriott Vacation Club statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Marriott Vacation Club has been actively monitoring and responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation since its emergence in the Asia Pacific region late last year. We quickly launched dedicated emergency preparedness and response teams, all focused on preserving the safety and well-being of our Owners, Members, guests and associates. Our corporate and site leadership teams continue to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and country specific Government health department guidance, including any guidelines that may be issued by local health departments regarding recommended hygiene standards and social distancing or directives regarding resort...

Timeshare to be essential to the economic recovery
15 Apr 2020

“Timeshare to be essential to the economic recovery” says the Anfi Group

In a press release issued today, the Anfi Group, which has operated in Gran Canaria for over 30 years states that timeshare resorts will be essential to the economic recovery in Spain. This segment of the tourism industry, which has over 300 hotels in Spain and more than 55,000 employees, is expected to return to business well before traditional hotels as soon as the restrictions on movement have been lifted and flight connections re-established. “This business sector has always been characterized by a high level of member loyalty to the destinations where they bought their week and owners who want to...