RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:00:54 +0000 en-US Jeremy Skidmore to moderate RDO10 conference Travel industry veteran Jeremy Skidmore has been appointed as moderator for the RDO10 2019 conference. Skidmore’s appointment follows Robin Mills’ decision to step down as moderator of the RDO Conferences at the end of last year’s event. Mills has since been appointed as RCI’s Vice President, Business Development, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)…. Read more »

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VisitEngland launches refreshed tourism awards VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held earlier this month at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland Awards for Excellence celebrate quality,… Read more »

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ARDA-ROC backs legislation to protect consumers The American Resort Development Association-Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC) is backing a bill that provides consumers with many of the same protections they are afforded when they originally purchased their timeshare. The bill (FL HB 435/SB 1430) provides the following common sense protections for timeshare owners engaging with third-party exit companies: Defines what constitutes timeshare exit… Read more »

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Spain – €1 in every €7 comes from tourism The Travel & Tourism sector contributed €1 in every €7 in the Spanish economy last year, demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country. This comes in a year in which Spain overtook the USA as the country with the second largest number of international visitor arrivals in a year (behind France). The figures… Read more »

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Indian Outbound-Tourism Market Keeps Growing The South Asian nation is expected to reach 50 million vacationers a year by 2020.   The number of outbound tourists from India has grown from 3.5 million to 21.9 million in the past 20 years, according to Skift’s The State of India Outbound Travel 2018 report. That makes it the second-fastest-growing outbound market in… Read more »

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CLC World resorts scoop RCI accolades RCI has recognised CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) for the outstanding holiday experience it delivers to customers at its resorts in Spain. The resorts on mainland Spain and Tenerife have achieved great results through delivering excellent customer service, plus superb maintenance and cleanliness of the accommodation and general resort areas. In total 11… Read more »

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UNWTO partners with Google to boost tourism A partnership between Google and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aims to foster knowledge, education and growth in tourism. The move will see Google support UNWTO members in addressing the new digital trends and transformation challenges faced by tourism and needed by the sector, to fully harness its development potential and contribution to sustainability. Digital… Read more »

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Christel House aims to ‘Feed A Future’ Christel House, RCI and the timeshare industry’s charity of choice, is making #FeedAFuture, a fundraising drive to support its nutrition programme, a key campaign pledge for 2019. The new campaign is the brainchild of Christel House South Africa, which is organising a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including a recent charity golf day… Read more »

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Travel & Tourism can drive post-Brexit recovery Travel & Tourism can be a major growth sector for the UK after Brexit, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The research shows that, although the United Kingdom Travel & Tourism sector remains the fifth largest in the world, its 2018 growth rate of 1% was significantly below the… Read more »

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EUROC timeshare owners association launched The European Resort Owners’ Coalition (EUROC), a new organisation representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe, has been formally established and is actively recruiting members. EUROC has been registered in the UK as a company limited by guarantee and will be an “owners association run by owners for owners” according to Paul Gardner Bougaard,… Read more »

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Four new additions to Cork Airport winter schedule Cork Airport has welcomed the announcement that Ryanair has added four new services to its Winter 2019 schedule. The airline’s passenger numbers at Cork Airport are also forecast to increase by 17 per cent in 2019, its largest increase among all Irish international airports. The airline has extended its summer services to Alicante, Budapest, Malta… Read more »

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AMResorts inks two new resort deals in Mexico AMResorts has announced two new resort brand management deals in partnership with Oasis Hotels & Resorts, an international hotel group with properties throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. The deals expand the Apple Leisure Group’s (ALG) affiliated brand’s family-friendly resort portfolio in the country, growing the Now Resorts & Spas’ brand footprint in Cancun and… Read more »

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