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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 sellmytimeshare.com

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: https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/cps-and-south-west-regional-organised-crime-unit-charging-statement-large-scale-timeshare...

26 Oct 2021

Wyndham Adds 12 Resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels – one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators with a growing collection of  properties – today announced plans to brand 12 properties in key leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK, and Austria. Expected to open in November 2021, the properties will be converted into Wyndham Grand Residences, Wyndham Residences, Wyndham, Ramada Residences by Wyndham and Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham, offering upper-upscale, upscale and midscale accommodation options for families and extended stay guests who...

13 Sep 2021

Discover Karma Golden Camp

Karma Group has announced another new addition to its ever expanding hotel portfolio; Karma Golden Camp in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Spread across 3.5 acres of North Western India’s Thar desert, find 22 luxury safari tents, 10 tent cottages featuring a private pool, along with facilities including a restaurant, spa, children’s club and an outdoor amphitheatre. A number of exciting activities on offer at Karma Golden Camp include dune-safaris, para-sailing, para-motor-gliding and quad biking in an incomparable desert setting. Or for less adrenaline and more relaxation, enjoy a laid-back camel safari, cocktails at sunset or star gazing in the magnificent desert night sky...

7 Sep 2021

Speaking Dante

Karma Group is sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime live reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with a cast including Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Adjoa Andoh, Jessie Buckley, Dominic West, Stephen Dillane, Rupert Everett, Ian McDiarmid, Tim McInnerny and John Nettles. Taking place in Florence, Italy at Cinema la Compagnia over 24 hours from 19:00 (Italy time) on 13th September 2021 until 19:00 (Italy) on 14th September 2021 and streamed online worldwide, the live reading of The Divine Comedy will mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death and all proceeds will be entirely donated to the Community of Sant'Egidio in Florence which deals with...