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24 Apr 2019

The Registry Collection® program expands vacation exchange network across the globe with new affiliations

The Registry Collection® program, a worldwide luxury vacation exchange program, has added 21 new resorts to its collection in the past year, bringing the total number of affiliated resorts to 243. Spanning five continents, these newly affiliated resorts offer luxurious accommodations and unparalleled experiences around the globe. Owners at exclusive affiliated properties have the privilege of enrollment as a member of The Registry Collection program, offering members a world of luxury vacation opportunities and experiences in many of the most desirable resort destinations. Members of The Registry Collection program are able to enjoy distinctive benefits and exclusive services. From urban escapes to...

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...

15 Apr 2019

Interval International welcomes Five Senses resort, a new shared ownership property in Brazil

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, announced the affiliation of Five Senses Resort to its vacation exchange network. Situated in north-central Brazil in Palmas, Tocantins, the fractional property is being developed by JRC Engenharia, one of the largest construction companies in this region. “We are excited that the Five Senses Resort group chose Interval for its first shared ownership project, and we look forward to working with them on this impressive resort,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “The flexibility of this product is particularly suited to the evolving needs of...

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...

Olivier Chavy Appointed as President, RCI Exchanges
9 Apr 2019

RCI celebrates 45 years of providing unforgettable vacations

RCI, the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange network, is celebrating 45 years of delivering unmatched vacation memories that last a lifetime. The company has been revolutionizing the vacation ownership experience since 1974, offering its members the flexibility to exchange their vacation ownership for time at different resorts around the world. Since its inception, RCI has delivered more than 56 million vacations to its members around the world. Christel and Jon DeHaan started RCI, pioneering the timeshare exchange concept. A little over a decade later, the company confirmed more than 300,000 exchanges, welcomed more than 1,000 affiliates and made Inc. 500’s list...

9 Apr 2019

Interval International expands global resort network with Sunrise Suites by Lifestyle in the Dominican Republic

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, added Sunrise Suites by Lifestyle, a mixed-use all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to its vacation exchange network. Located on the northeast coast, the Puerto Plata area is a highly sought-after vacation destination, renowned for its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and waterfalls. “We are pleased to welcome the latest Lifestyle Holidays Hotels & Resorts property,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “Under the leadership of Markus Wischenbart, president of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, the company has become one of the top timeshare developers in...

8 Apr 2019

RCI supports children around the World as title sponsor of Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament

For the 13th year in a row, RCI®, a worldwide leader in vacation exchange, will be the title sponsor of the annual RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will feature several locations across Europe and North America, which aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International® (CHI), a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Supporting our communities is one of the core values that makes up our DNA as an organization,” said Olivier Chavy, president of RCI. “Year after year, the Christel House Open directly supports efforts to end the cycle...

8 Apr 2019

Interval International adds ninth Plaza Hotéis property in Brazil to its worldwide resort network

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, announced the addition of Plaza Barra First in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This property joins eight Plaza Vacation Club resorts that are currently part of Interval’s exchange network and are located in some of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Plaza Vacation Club is owned and operated by Plaza Hotéis, one of Brazil’s leading hotel brands. “We are proud to add a Rio location to the points-based vacation program that we launched five years ago,” said Carlos Henrique Schmidt, chairman of Plaza Hotéis. “We made the decision to partner with Interval because...

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...