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18 Jun 2019

AI and the Future of Business with RDO10 Keynote Speaker Daniel Hulme

A large part of RDO10 Conference will involve helping our delegates to understand the fundamental factors that will be the driving forces behind the large scale changes set to take place in the next couple of decades. Accelerating technological innovations are predicted to play an increasingly greater role in all aspects of lives, including very much so, the world of work, so it is essential to be properly prepared for what is to come. One such development is Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is set to revolutionise businesses and the economy, almost certainly to an even greater extent than previous innovations such...

4 Jun 2019

The ‘Pequeño Valiente’ tournament held at Anfi Tauro Golf, sponsored by Messi and Silva raised €14,300

The Pequeño Valiente (Brave Little Ones) solidarity tournament sponsored by Leo Messi and David Silva, which was held over the weekend of 18th May at Anfi Tauro Golf raised over €14,300.  The participants again this year gave a strike of solidarity on the Anfi Tauro course, to help families of children suffering from cancer in one of the most traditional golf tournaments in Gran Canaria.  “It is always a pleasure to help those that need it most” assured Silva, whose own cousin Cinthia passed away after a battle with cancer several years ago. During the emotional day, a score of children...

Karma Group announces the appointment of Anton Tardif as Chief Operations Officer for Europe
27 May 2019

Karma Group announces the appointment of Anton Tardif as Chief Operations Officer for Europe

Karma Group has announced the appointment of the exceptionally experienced Anton Tardif as Chief Operations Officer in Europe. He brings to Karma Group a wealth of knowledge having previously owned an extremely successful development and marketing company responsible for the development of a significant number of resorts, primarily in Europe, as well as sales and expansion of membership programs. “Anton is immensely respected in the industry and he and I have been personal friends for many years. We are about to embark on a number of exciting expansion projects in Europe and I know that Anton is the ideal person to...

23 May 2019

Paul Mulcahy appointed Managing Director for RCI in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

RCI, the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has announced the appointment of Paul Mulcahy as Managing Director for RCI operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, RCI offers its 3.8 million members access to more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in approximately 110 countries. With a career that spans more than two decades in both the hospitality and travel industries, Mulcahy has successfully led a combination of finance, marketing and planning strategies at both corporate and...

21 May 2019

Introducing RDO10 Keynote Speaker Leo Johnson

For each RDO Conference our aim is to select speakers who we believe will engage, motivate and inspire attendees, as well as to provide the perfect fit for the focus of the event. We are pleased to introduce to you Leo Johnson, Broadcaster and Megatrends expert, as this year’s keynote speaker. With his wealth of knowledge, extensive experience and inspiring message Leo will certainly offer fascinating insight into what we can all expect from the future, so we can best prepare for the next chapter for our industry. Leo is co-presenter of FutureProofing, the BBC’s flagship series which explores the innovations...

26 Apr 2019

RCI wins five awards at ARDA timeshare industry conference

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), won five awards at the 2019 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) World Conference. RCI earned the inaugural ProPartners Networker Award, recognizing its commitment to the growth of ARDA through the referral of new member organizations. Kelly Deardorff, RCI vice president of project management and resort operations, was honored with the prestigious ARDA WINspiration Awardfor outstanding leadership and contributions to empower women and advocate for diverse future industry leaders. “On behalf of RCI, we are honored to once again be acknowledged with multiple awards recognizing the excellence of our programs,...

24 Apr 2019

CLC World committed to reducing environmental impact

In June 2018, CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) announced the launch of their Spanish environmental initiative, “There is no Planet B”, which looks at ways the company can increase awareness amongst guests and team members on environmental issues. As a holiday company, CLC World naturally aims to provide guests with memorable holiday experiences and, with many of its resorts based near the sea, clean beaches are essential. CLC World team members volunteer each month to clean either of the two beaches that face the Costa del Sol resorts. In the 9 months since the beach cleans started, more than...

16 Apr 2019

Don’t miss your chance to register for RDO10 Conference!

Recently we announced to you that the theme for RDO10 will be “The Next Chapter” and that the conference will be taking place on the 11th & 12th September, at the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa in Marbella. For each RDO Conference we aim to create an event that is as entertaining, educational and engaging as possible for our attendees. In order to achieve this goal, we carefully select a specific theme that we feel is highly relevant to the events that have occurred since the previous conference, and invite inspiring speakers from diverse backgrounds, to give informative and motivational...

9 Apr 2019

Jason Gamel named new President & CEO of ARDA

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) has recently announced that Jason Gamel will be the new president and CEO, following an extensive national search lead by executive search firm, Spencer Stuart. In late March, the ARDA executive committee endorsed Gamel as the successful candidate. Gamel brings more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality and timeshare industries, including his current role as senior vice president of legal at Wyndham Destinations. “I am incredibly excited that Jason has been selected as ARDA’s new leader. His rich history in timeshare law, experience running ARDA’s state government affairs, coupled with his last five...

2 Apr 2019

Julian Houchin appointed Group Resort Management Director, CLC World Resorts & Hotels

CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) has announced the appointment of Julian Houchin as Group Resort Management Director. Julian has broad experience in global hospitality across a variety of disciplines and with a track record of turnaround success of underperforming hospitality businesses. Most recently, Julian and his partners developed a hospitality business in Croatia, successfully positioning Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, a 5-star mixed-use integrated resort, to compete with other luxury family resorts in Europe and affiliating the resort with The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). Julian will be looking to “challenge the status quo on all fronts”, applying his experience and passion...