RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:42 +0000 en-US Wyndham Destinations expands Orlando call centre Wyndham Destinations is set to add 140 jobs to its South Orlando call centre operations as part of an expansion to support the ongoing growth of its vacation club business. The company is the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, and its two largest vacation clubs, Club Wyndham and WorldMark by Wyndham, are experiencing… Read more »

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Vietnam Airlines and Delta boost US connection Vietnam’s flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Delta Air Lines, the second largest airline in the US, have signed a two-way codeshare agreement to expand their cooperation, effective October 2019. The two carriers are scheduled to review the flight operations system in September 2019, and once Vietnam Airlines is determined to meet the required operational standard,… Read more »

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Diamond applauds new state law to boost timeshare Diamond Resorts has applauded North Carolina lawmakers for unanimously passing the North Carolina Senate Bill 590, which covers real estate licensing for timeshare sales. The new legislation will expand vacation ownership and fractional ownership options for travellers looking to experience the increasingly popular tourist markets of North Carolina, while simultaneously bringing incremental jobs to the… Read more »

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Global wildlife tourism generates five times more revenue than illegal wildlife trade per year In 2018, wildlife tourism directly contributed $120.1bn to global GDP, versus the $23bn in revenue attributed to the illegal trade in wildlife, or 5.2 times more, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). This figure includes viewing and experiencing animals in their natural habitat, which accounts for 4.4% of all… Read more »

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More visitors to England’s museums and art galleries England’s museums and art galleries saw the most significant growth in visitor numbers in VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey, which revealed that visits to England’s attractions rose by two per cent in 2018 with revenue also up two per cent on the previous year. The survey, which considers responses from more than 1,500 English attractions saw… Read more »

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HGV named a top place to work in Central Florida Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has ranked fourth in the ‘Top Large Workplaces’ category on Orlando Sentinel’s ‘Top Workplaces’ list, which recognised outstanding companies to work for in Central Florida. This is HGV’s second consecutive year on the Orlando Sentinel’s prestigious list since becoming an independent, public company in January 2017. In total, it marks the… Read more »

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New GM for Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has appointed Lani Fahey to the position of general manager at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay, Port Stephens. Fahey will oversee daily operations at the 201-room beachfront resort, which accommodates permanent residents, resort guests and vacation club members of Club Wyndham South Pacific, Australia’s largest timeshare club. Fahey has more… Read more »

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ALG has nearly 9,000 rooms under development Leading travel, leisure and hospitality management group Apple Leisure Group (ALG) continues to record industry leading growth with a strong start to 2019. Among numerous key milestones, ALG signed six new resort management deals through its affiliated brand AMResorts – a key RCI affiliate – and celebrated the opening of its first property in Spain…. Read more »

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HGV names Mark Melnyk as VP Investor Relations Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has named Mark Melnyk as vice president of investor relations, with responsibility for overseeing its investor relations department. Melnyk will serve as a company liaison with investors and analysts, among others, as well as be instrumental in maintaining a high level of transparency in HGV’s communications with the investment community. Dan… Read more »

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New manager for Ramada Flynns Beach resort Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has appointed Corinne Adams to the position of general manager at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Flynns Beach at Port Macquarie. Adams will oversee daily operations at the 60-room resort, which is currently undergoing an expansion that includes an additional 53 rooms, new café, gym, games area, kids’ pool, common area pavilions… Read more »

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ARDA-ROC backs action against timeshare exit firm US timeshare owners body ARDA-ROC has applauded Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for filing a consumer protection lawsuit against Brian Scroggs, Bart Bowe and their Bentonville-based company Real Travel, LLC for violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Robert Clements, VP of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA),… Read more »

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Star Alliance and NEC to harness biometric data Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, and NEC Corporation, global leader in IT, network and biometric technologies, have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform designed to significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. The interoperable platform advances the Star Alliance and… Read more »

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