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Europe Q1/Q2 2018

The sharing economy, or collaborative consumption as it is known, continues to grow as a consumer market sector. Recent research suggests that 75 per cent of consumers believe they will increase their sharing of objects and spaces in the next five years. In the latest issue of RCI Ventures magazine we take another look at how those in the hospitality sector can maximise their assets by multiplying the opportunities to create and increase revenue streams by capitalising on this ever-popular consumer approach to product and service purchasing. We also turn the spotlight on the burgeoning Cyprus market as our holiday destination, show how a points programme can bring flexibility and greater value appeal to your product, and take a look at how the travel industry is tackling the escalation in holiday sickness insurance scams, and much more.

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US & Canada Outlook for 2018

Over the past few years, it has become clear that the way people consume and go on vacations, the way they plan them and how they like to own things, is changing. The timeshare industry is at an interesting point in our sharing economy, and addressing the current trends will be key for the future of the industry. In this issue of RCI Ventures® magazine, we’ll explore these trends – including how innovative technology and amenities are changing the way resorts operate and market themselves – plus some of the reasons allowing 662 million vacation days to go unused annually in the United States, and more.

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Europe Q3/Q4 2017

Earning – and maintaining – brand loyalty is one of the toughest challenges in business, and the latest issue of RCI Ventures looks at one company paying great attention to doing both. Pestana Vacation Club has re-engineered and repackaged its product to make the most of a diverse portfolio of property and assets, and enjoyed a major growth spurt as a result. Raising quality standards and offering value for money go a long way to achieving the same outcome, and we highlight a number of resorts in Spain, the UK and Latin America that are doing just that. There’s also an in-depth look at opportunities for the hospitality and shared-holiday ownership industry in China, and much more.

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Europe Q1/Q2 2017

With world economies in the grip of a ‘New Consumerism’ having the concept of a sharing economy at its core, there has never been a better time for all forms of shared-ownership, particularly the sharing of residential leisure real estate properties or holiday homes. RCI Ventures looks at how, in recognition of the new consumerism and the new business investment opportunity it affords, several countries and regions, which have long been vacation destination hot spots, are now addressing the issues which have prevented the growth of the shared-vacation ownership models in their markets.

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US & Canada Outlook for 2017

Today the timeshare industry is adjusting to, meeting and even exceeding the demands of the evolving consumer. These current and potential customers are the savviest and most well-informed that they have ever been, and brands and resorts must marshal their resources to connect with them at every step, from the sales-center floor to the dreaming and planning stages and beyond. In this issue of RCI Ventures® magazine, we speak with highly experienced sales individuals about how much sales centers have changed over the past decade. We also explore Florida’s new Brightline train, tips for video marketing, and more.

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