RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:55 +0000 en-US Two key appointments at Hilton Grand Vacations Leading global timeshare giant Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has announced appointments to two key roles with the company. Hollie Gilbert has been named vice president, field marketing, and Patrick Duda has been appointed vice president, enterprise digital capabilities. Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and the timeshare industry, serving in progressive… Read more »

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UNWTO sets Inclusive Tourism Destinations model A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), produced in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member globaldit, has presented a model for inclusive tourism destinations. ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism: Model and success stories’ was launched to coincide with the UN Day 2018 celebration in Madrid, Spain. Modelling inclusive tourism destinations on the capacity of… Read more »

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Hilton Grand Vacations reports strong Q3 results Hilton Grand Vacations Inc has reported strong third-quarter results, with contract sales up by almost 12 per cent and net owner growth of 7.4 per cent. Highlights of the results include: Diluted EPS was $0.42 and net income was $41 million for the third quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $80 million for the third quarter. Total… Read more »

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How to Mitigate Food Waste Consumers are a catalyst for hotels, resorts, and restaurants to rethink how they use food resources.   Imagine this scenario: A guest has enjoyed a full day of hiking, swimming, lounging, napping, and, most important, working up an appetite. Fortunately, they have a reservation at the hot Mexican-Chinese fusion restaurant that just opened on your… Read more »

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Duo team up to take AMResorts brands to Europe Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and GRUPO INVERSOR HESPERIA (GIHSA) have announced a strategic alliance to operate its four resorts in Spain with the AMResorts brands. ALG will oversee worldwide sales and marketing of the properties under the leading brands of AMResorts, beginning in 2019. It is the first agreement by GIHSA after its decision to… Read more »

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Wyndham wins ASEA Customer Service award again Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s Customer Experience team has once again been judged the top of its class at the prestigious Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEAs), which were held at The Star in Sydney recently. The team was honoured with the Customer Service Team of the Year – Large Business Award, and was also named runner-up… Read more »

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Mövenpick opens first resort in the Maldives Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll. The resort, which is 45 minutes by sea plane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites… Read more »

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Wyndham Destinations reports strong Q3 results Wyndham Destinations, Inc. has reported its third quarter 2018 financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2018. Results are reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) adjusting for certain items (non-GAAP). The company is also presenting non-GAAP results on a further adjusted basis as if the spin-off of its hotel… Read more »

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Cities must invest to make the most of urban tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set out a vision for urban tourism that contributes to sustainable and inclusive cities at the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea recently. Addressing the conference, Zurab Pololikashvili, the UNWTO’s secretary-general, said the vision of urban tourism for 2030 needed to be “inclusive,… Read more »

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The Registry Collection adds Caribbean two resorts The Registry Collection has added two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network – LANAIS at Maré in San Juan and Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia. LANAIS at Maré was originally part of the ESJ Towers complex, one of North America’s first timeshares. Developer Keith St. Clair purchased the complex with… Read more »

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RCI affiliates new resort in Dominican Republic RCI has welcomed the newest resort from Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club to its vacation exchange network. The newly-constructed property, Presidential Suites by Lifestyle – Cabarete, marks the newest building in Cabarete, helping to revitalise the destination’s downtown area. The resort joins six additional resorts by Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club that are… Read more »

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Meliá ups Portugal presence with new hotel in Porto Meliá Hotels International is to add a new hotel in Porto, as it continues to grow its presence in Portugal. The new Meliá Porto property will appear under the under the Spanish hotel group’s Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, and become its 14th operating hotel in Portugal with another four in the process of opening,… Read more »

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