RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:00:38 +0000 en-US Strong Q2 results for Hilton Grand Vacations Global timeshare company Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has reported strong second-quarter and six-months 2017 results, with increased contract sales and strong net owner growth. The company, which was spun off from Hilton in January 2017, saw Earnings Per Share (EPS) increase by 6.3 per cent on the same period in 2016, while net income rose… Read more »

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Astoria renews affiliation agreement with RCI RCI and Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc. (“Astoria”) have announced the renewal of their affiliation relationship. Under the contract, four properties from Astoria will remain a part of the RCI exchange network. The properties are located across the popular travel destinations in the Philippines including Palawan, Boracay and Manila, the capital of the Philippines…. Read more »

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How to Boost Your Brand by Partnering With Influencers The dos and don’ts of sponsored social media.   Over the past few years, the term influencer has come to describe someone with a significant fan base online and on social media. Just as people keep up with celebrities, many pay attention to what influencers do, say or wear, suggesting that they can move their… Read more »

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Tenerife hosts launch of 2018 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal Tenerife has been chosen to host the launch of the 2018 Spain and Portugal edition of the world-renowned Michelin Guide. The ceremony will take place on 22 November at the The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, home to two of the island’s Michelin-starred restaurants. The celebration of this prestigious event in Tenerife reinforces the island’s growing reputation as… Read more »

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AccorHotels to rebrand landmark Dubai Properties Leading travel and lifestyle group AccorHotels has announced the signing of an agreement to rebrand two landmark properties at Al Ghurair Centre Complex in Dubai. The deal with with Middle East family businesses Al Ghurair will see two the properties – consisting of a 428-room hotel and a complex of 192 apartments – managed as… Read more »

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Turkish minister to make tourism a priority The new Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Professor Dr. Numan Kurtulmuş, has announced his strategic vision of increasing travel and tourism as the engine for improving relationships between countries and cultures. As the country’s tourism industry begins to recover, Kurtulmuş has set a target of 50 million international visitors to Turkey by 2023…. Read more »

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RCI adds 74 properties to global exchange network RCI added 74 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first half of 2017, including resorts in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. The company’s president Gordon Gurnik said: “We are excited to welcome these new properties to the RCI global exchange network. “With the addition of these… Read more »

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Major funding for coastal tourism project A new tourism project to open up England’s coast has been awarded funding of £1 million from VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund. The ‘England’s Coast’ project, led by the National Coastal Tourism Academy, will promote the coastline using interactive video technology which allows holidaymakers to create their own coastal itineraries. ‘England’s Coast’ will target German, Dutch… Read more »

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THINC Africa 2017 to debate Alternative Hotels The rise of the sharing economy and increasing popularity of shared-holiday ownership has prompted this year’s THINC Africa event to include a panel session on the theme of ‘Alternative Hotels’. The Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 2017 will be held in Cape Town on 30-31 August, and this year’s event aims to… Read more »

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China Southern adds to tropical island portfolio China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, has launched a new route to the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi. The announcement comes after the airline recently increased its London Heathrow-Guangzhou service to twice daily, meaning passengers can now take advantage of improved connection times to 30 new destinations across its network. Set 30km from North West Malaysia,… Read more »

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Cameron House launches special kids offering Luxury Scottish resort Cameron House has announced the launch of its new Cameron Kids offering, which treats youngsters to their own slice of luxury during a stay at the five-star property. Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House – which has units affiliated to RCI – now offers an extensive kids’ offering with… Read more »

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Mahindra offers senior citizens a Blissful retirement Mahindra Holidays has developed a new product to cater to the needs of senior citizens and provide them with a safe and trusted hospitality partner. Mahindra Bliss is a membership package for Empty Nesters to take memorable holidays with their loved ones in any of Club Mahindra’s 50 resorts, most of which are affiliated to… Read more »

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