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Eze directors ordered to pay back over £400,000
17 Feb 2020

Eze Group directors ordered to pay back over £400,000

At a hearing in Birmingham Crown Court last week, Dominic O’Reilly and his step daughter Stephanie, who had previously pleaded guilty to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 for their roles in aggressive mis-selling between 2014 and 2017, were ordered to pay back £424,560 for their part in running a ‘leisure club’ scam. Eze Group businesses would invite consumers, typically existing timeshare owners, on a free ‘mini break’, which included a presentation given by Eze staff. Some presentations lasted up to eight hours and attendees were subjected to aggressive and highly manipulative sales tactics to encourage them to sign up for services they...

RCI Welcomes UK Resort Whittlebury Park To Its Global Exchange Network
17 Feb 2020

RCI welcomes UK resort Whittlebury Park to its global exchange network

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has recently entered into an affiliation agreement to welcome Whittlebury Park to the RCI exchange network. The recently constructed, spacious accommodation on the Whittlebury Park estate marks the launch of the resort’s vacation ownership sales through the Whittlebury Park Vacation Club, in addition to the estate’s existing hotel, golf, conference and spa operations. “We are delighted to partner with RCI to offer the widest range of exchange options to our vacation club owners, giving them the ultimate flexibility with their club membership,” explained Jeff Sargeant, Owner of Whittlebury Park. “We have...

5 Feb 2020

Interval International and member resorts donate nearly half a million dollars over 15 years to CHTA Education Foundation

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and participating member resorts have donated $20,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation in 2019, bringing total contributions in support of education and professional development over the last 15 years to nearly half a million dollars. The check was presented during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace held recently in The Bahamas. “We are very appreciative of our resort clients’ unwavering commitment to the education of Caribbean nationals. They have contributed to this worthy cause since we began our fundraising efforts and it is because of their ongoing support...

4 Feb 2020

Wyndham Destinations receives two national honors recognising its culture of workplace inclusion

For the second year in a row, Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, was awarded two distinguished national honors for its commitment to workplace inclusion and diversity. Wyndham Destinations was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers for Diversity 2020. The company also received a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Both honors reflect the company’s commitment to workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices. “As a global...

14 Jan 2020

RDO11 2020 conference dates & location confirmed

RDO is delighted to confirm that RDO11 2020 Conference will take place at the 5* Pestana Vila Sol Premium Golf & Spa Resort, Vilamoura, Portugal on the 16th and 17th of September 2020. The Pestana Vila Sol is located 5 minutes from Vilamoura, 20 minutes by car from Faro International Airport, and only 5 minutes by car from Marina de Vilamoura. “Having bi-annually hosted the RDO conferences at Pestana Chelsea Bridge, London over the last 10 years, we are thrilled that RDO has chosen to hold RDO11 at Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura, we are sure that it will be another successful event” Helder...

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...

RCI and The Registry Collection Welcomes Anantara Vacation Club back to its Global Exchange Network
12 Nov 2019

RCI and The Registry Collection welcomes Anantara Vacation Club back to its global exchange network

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), recently entered into an affiliation agreement with Anantara Vacation Club, welcoming its portfolio of 9 resort properties across 7 destinations to the RCI vacation exchange network. The 9 Anantara Vacation Club resort properties will be affiliated under the RCI Points program, with three of these properties also a part of The Registry Collection® program. Effective 1 January 2020 through the agreement, Anantara Vacation Club’s over 13,000 Club Points Owners will have access to RCI’s network of over 4,300 affiliated resorts in nearly 110 countries. Anantara Vacation Club’s Elite...

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...