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ResorTime Launches New Web Site and Brand Identity

CARLSBAD, CA (August 21, 2014) --- ResorTime L.P., a division of Grand Pacific Resorts, proudly re-launches its website www.ResorTime.com with ...

Canadian Resort Conference Confirms TripAdvisor Executive As Speaker

ORLANDO, FL (August 21, 2014) --- Mark McCullough the senior Territory Manager of the North Americas for TripAdvisor will discuss ...

Four Perish in Bahamas Plane Crash

BREAKING NEWS: (August 20, 2014) --- Four of Aqua Sun Investments' top executives were killed yesterday when the Cessna 340 ...

UVC Resorts Introduces The Lifestyle Collection

Orlando, FL (August 20, 2014) --- Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts (UVC) is proud to announce the Lifestyle Collection, a ...

AMResorts Waives the “Single Supplement” Fee for Solo Travelers

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 20, 2014) --- AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, is catering to independent travelers with a special ...

Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao Raises THB250,000 for Local Children’s Charity

Phuket, Thailand (August 20, 2014) --- Anantara Vacation Club, a luxury shared ownership concept, is delighted to announce that its ...

TrackResults Analytics Adds Three New Clients and Eleven Sales Centers

SALT LAKE CITY, UT [August 19, 2014] --- During July 2014, TrackResults (TRS), a Timeshare Analytics Software company, has announced ...

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Announces August Promotions

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 19, 2014) --- Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is featuring an array of promotions the ...

Scoop du Jour

Scoop du Jour: Mad Money

-by Scoop
August 15, 2014 — Howard R. Gold wrote a piece a while back, published in USA TODAY, titled “Price tag for the American Dream: $130,000 – What It Costs to Live the American Dream”. As usual, there were varying comments from TV pundits, bloggers, etc. about the author’s assertions but I read the full article and find that some of those talking-heads are missing the point in the same manner some timeshare developers are when it [...]

Management

Timeshare Owner Title Transfers Simplified

  ORLANDO, FL (August 18, 2014) — Dave Heine, Vice President & COO of the Orlando, FL web based Software as a Service (SAAS) Timeshare Pro Plus (patent pending) system and Closemytimeshare.com® has produced a brief but informative video presentation detailing a simplified and secure Owner To Owner title transfer service that allows timeshare resort [...]

Resorts and Destinations

Maine Tourism Association Announces “My Favorite Spot in Maine” Contest

Hallowell, ME (August 18, 2014) — The Maine Tourism Association wants to share the experiences of visitors to Maine with others who might be contemplating visiting the state. The Association is offering to each of 8 contest winners a $50 Kittery Trading Post gift certificate and the opportunity to be published on MaineTourism.com just by [...]

Off Topic

Off Topic: In My Day…

This is from a 1997 Washington Post Report contest (tongue in cheek), in which readers were asked to tell Gen-Xers how much harder they had it in the old days: Second Runner-Up: In my day, we couldn’t afford shoes, so we went barefoot. In the winter we had to wrap our feet with barbed wire [...]

Travel Deals and Events

AMResorts Waives the “Single Supplement” Fee for Solo Travelers

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 20, 2014) — AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, is catering to independent travelers with a special promotion that waives the “single supplement” or double occupancy fee across the company’s six luxury resort brand portfolio. Whether traveling to relax and recharge, meet people or experience new destinations, guests staying solo at any [...]

Timeshare Fraud

BBB Warning: Cruise Promotion Too Good to Be True

WICHITA FALLS, TX (August 15, 2014) — With the cost of travel skyrocketing, consumers are increasingly susceptible to fraudulent offers for special deals on vacations, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning vacationers to be wary of joining ‘travel clubs’ and redeeming ‘vacation certificates’. Complaints to BBB show that many travel clubs promise huge discounts [...]

Exchange Companies

Interval Leisure Group Appoints David C. Gilbert as President of Interval International

MIAMI, FL (August 21, 2014) — Interval Leisure Group (ILG) (NASDAQ: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry, today announced the appointment of David C. Gilbert as president of Interval International, effective September 1. He will report to Craig M. Nash, ILG’s chairman, president, and CEO. Gilbert previously [...]