RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 24 May 2019 08:00:26 +0000 en-US AMResorts debuts Secrets brand in Europe AMResorts and Hesperia Hotels & Resorts have announced the opening of Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa, the first Secrets-branded property in Europe. Located in the town of Peguera on the island of Mallorca, the resort is the latest milestone in the ongoing European expansion of parent company Apple Leisure Group (ALG). The property is… Read more »

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DoubleTree fills key roles at two new Thailand hotels DoubleTree by Hilton has announced key leadership appointments for two of its upcoming properties in Thailand. Both DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort and DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit welcome general managers and commercial directors prior to their scheduled openings in the third quarter of 2019. Tim Tate will take up the role of general… Read more »

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Three new luxury hotels to open in Madeira Three new luxury hotels are opening in Madeira this June, including the latest property from Pestana, whose timeshare arm Pestana Vacation Club is affiliated to RCI. Pestana Churchill Bay, The Savoy Palace and Les Suites at The Cliff Bay are all set to open on the popular Portuguese island in the South Atlantic. With dramatic… Read more »

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Conference unites timeshare industry in Turkey A second timeshare and shared-holiday ownership conference has been held in Turkey, with RCI again playing a leading role. The event, which was held at Hattusa Kazdagları Vacation Club in Gure, Balikesir, was attended by a range of industry executives, government officials and interested parties, including high level bureaucrats from a range of ministries in… Read more »

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AMResorts to open first property in Curacao AMResorts, part of Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and an affiliate of RCI, has announced a new resort management deal to bring the Dreams Resorts & Spas brand to the island nation of Curacao. The property, owned by Lionstone Development and formerly known as Hilton Curacao, will undergo a $15-million-renovation before re-opening in December 2019 as… Read more »

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Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific team are ACE! Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s Customer Experience team has been recognised at the 2019 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Awards once again. The team was honoured with the Overall Business Impact for the second consecutive year, and was also awarded the Confirmit ACE award in the Innovation in Customer or Employee Engagement category. Bruce Harkness,… Read more »

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Baby Boomer Travel Is Not Slowing Down Resorts can attract this valuable market with the right content strategy and the right offerings—but they’ve got to move fast.   Baby boomer travel is expected to keep on booming in 2019. According to an AARP report, 2019 Boomer Travel Trends, travelers between 54 and 74 are expected to plan four to five vacations this… Read more »

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Flights double to Jordan winter hot spot of Aqaba The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board have announced that flights to the country’s coastal city of Aqaba from the UK are to double from 29 October 2019. The flights will operate on a winter seasonal schedule twice a week from London Gatwick until 28 March 2020. The increase of… Read more »

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Flybe unveils top ‘Game of Thrones’ locations To celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of the final ever episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ (GoT), airline Flybe has unveiled the top 19 most popular filming locations in Northern Ireland. Through the magic of Instagram and some clever hashtag analysis, Flybe has fans itching to visit some of the TV series’ most iconic filming locations, such… Read more »

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Hilton Grand Vacations adds fifth New York resort Leading global timeshare company Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has unveiled its fifth New York City property, The Central at 5th by Hilton Club. The ground-up, 34-storey project developed by Hidrock Properties exclusively for HGV, reflects HGV’s continued efforts to deliver new product offerings in highly coveted urban and vacation destinations. Mark Wang, president and CEO… Read more »

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UNWTO and Telefónica team up to help tourism A new partnership has been created to help develop and implement digital entrepreneurship and training initiatives to allow the tourism sector to increase its competitiveness and strengthen its long-term sustainability. The agreement between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica comes at a time of profound technological change that impacts all industrial… Read more »

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Found in Translation Google tests out simultaneous interpretation at the front desk.   “Bonjour, je souhaiterais récupérer le clé de ma chambre, s’il vous plait.” It’s a simple enough sentence if you speak French. But if you don’t, seemingly basic requests—such as “Hello, I would like the key to my room, please”—may be beyond your grasp. To help… Read more »

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