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30 Aug 2022

Canadian Resort and Travel Association (CRTA) unveils new vision

Canadian Resort and Travel Association (CRTA), the industry-based trade association dedicated to furthering Vacation Ownership in Canada and throughout the world, will concentrate primarily on international timeshare resorts and vacation clubs with high levels of Canadian members.  Previously the Association was a tight consortium of Canadian-based resorts.  Although this is still an important aspect of CRTA, the view toward consumer education and protection is a fresh approach. According to Gaetan Babin RRP, CRTA Chairperson, President and CRTA CEO, “Our membership efforts are focused to include timeshare properties the world over, as Canadians make up a considerable percentage of owners, particularly in...

Hilton Grand Vacations’ European Team Members Partner with We Are Water Foundation to Bring Water to Ukraine
22 Aug 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations’ European Team Members Partner with We Are Water Foundation to Bring Water to Ukraine

In response to the war in Ukraine, Hilton Grand Vacations’ (HGV) European team members have taken action by teaming up with We Are Water Foundation to bring water and sanitation to people affected by the war. HGV’s European team members have raised over €15,000 since April to directly support their neighbors in Ukraine. HGV’s team members in Europe were actively involved in organizing fundraising efforts that included bingos, raffles, solidarity paellas and cheese tastings, as well as many other creative ideas. Through We Are Water, these funds have contributed to two specific projects: UNICEF's World Water and Sanitation for Ukraine project and World...

Interval International recognised for industry-leading client service & member engagement
27 May 2022

Interval International recognised for industry-leading client service & member engagement

Interval International was honoured with two coveted industry awards during a recent conference held by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in Hollywood, Florida. ARDA recognises outstanding accomplishments in the vacation ownership industry − and this year, winners were chosen from nearly 400 nominations. Interval’s Client Services & Program Operations Team was chosen in the Owner/Customer Relations Team category for being a “one-stop-shop” for customers and sustaining high-levels of satisfaction among its resort developer clients. A yearlong member campaign, “Why I Love Interval”, which featured inspirational photos and testimonials of Interval members and their families enjoying vacations across the globe, was...

12 May 2022

Interval International and Westgate Resorts extend 30-year relationship

 Interval International, a leading worldwide provider of vacation services, has renewed its decades-long affiliation with industry-leading resort developer Westgate Resorts. Expanding on a relationship that began in 1991, the continuation of this long-standing affiliation includes 20 Westgate properties in premier travel destinations throughout the United States.  “For more than 30 years, Interval International has been an incredible partner, enabling our company’s tremendous growth,” said David Siegel, founder, president and CEO of Westgate Resorts. “The flexible exchange options and valuable benefits they offer have helped us not only increase sales but owner satisfaction as well.”  As members of Interval International, Westgate owners enjoy...

25 Apr 2022

Interval International renews long-term agreement with Dawn Beach Club

Interval International, a leading worldwide provider of vacation services, and Babitbay Beach Development Corporation, B.V., have signed an agreement to renew an affiliation first established in 2009 with Dawn Beach Club in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. The multi-year contract provides Dawn Beach Club members with access to Interval’s numerous vacation exchange benefits and upgraded services.  “Dawn Beach Club has enjoyed tremendous success in the vacation ownership business and has built a reputation for providing its members with the highest quality vacation experience,” said Neil Kolton, Interval’s business development director, Caribbean and Southeast U.S. “The club’s membership base has expanded significantly due...

9 Mar 2022

Karma Group announces new initiative in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Karma Group founder and owner John Spence has announced that to help the large number of people fleeing Ukraine, Karma is turning its resort in Normandy into a hotel for Ukrainian refugees. As well as providing accommodation it will give guests food and provide activities, especially for the children, as well as French and English classes for all. Karma's project manager, Victoria Williamson, is already in Warsaw working with local agents and is establishing short-term hotel accommodation in the city and then a coach transportation route from there to the Normandy property. John Spence hopes that once the programme has been established, other properties...

7 Mar 2022

Cruise the ancient Nile River with Karma Karnak

The International Karma Group has made its first Egyptian acquisition with Karma Karnak, a cruise ship set to the ancient Nile River. The elegantly styled 55-cabin boat offers guests the chance to immerse themselves at the historic heart of the African nation and its gathering of world-famous landmarks from The Valley of the Kings, to the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the tomb of Tutankhamun among many more. “I believe that for many people a trip to Egypt sits high on their holiday bucket list and it certainly has always been so for me,” says Karma Group Owner and Founder...

3 Mar 2022

Prominent St. Lucia Developer, Bay Gardens Limited, Affiliates Three Properties with Interval International

 Interval International, a leading worldwide provider of vacation services, welcomes three resorts in St. Lucia that are owned and operated by Bay Gardens Limited. Croton Suites at Bay Gardens Hotel and Water’s Edge Villas join Bay Gardens Beach Resort, which was originally affiliated to Interval’s global network in 2010.  “There is great opportunity for independent hotel operators to generate incremental revenue streams, enhance occupancy, and create deeper customer engagement with the addition of a shared ownership component to their property,” noted Sanovnik Destang, executive director of Bay Gardens. “Vacation ownership has become an important part of our overall business, driving multiple...

3 Mar 2022

Grupo El Cid Resorts and Interval International announce multi-site affiliation

 Interval International, a leading worldwide provider of vacation services, and GRUPE SAB. de C.V., the holding company for Grupo El Cid Resorts, today announced a new affiliation agreement. The multi-site agreement includes five existing resorts that are part of El Cid Vacations Club, as well as any future resorts developed or acquired during the term of the agreement. The properties are situated in Mazatlán and Puerto Morelos-Riviera Maya, two of Mexico’s most popular beachfront vacation destinations.  Grupo El Cid Resorts was founded 50 years ago by Julio Berdegué and is now led by his son Carlos Berdegué Sacristán, President and CEO....

2 Feb 2022

Multiple charges of fraud ordered by the CPS in relation to Monster Group Travel, Monster Credits, Monster Rewards and

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) to charge 18 people with 79 counts related to a large-scale fraud targeting timeshare owners. The 18 people have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud while being directors, sales people and administrators of the above-mentioned entities. For more detailed information, go to the CPS website at: