Survey Reveals Continued Positive Outlook For U.S. Travel Industry

MMGYtravelhorizons™ Survey Reveals Significant Rise in Leisure and Business Travel Intentions and Current Interest in Visiting Cuba The year ahead is looking good for the travel industry, according to the latest travelhorizons™ survey released by marketing services firm MMGY Global. The January 2015 survey, of 2,300 U.S. adults, reports that…

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Sales Climb On Peak 8

300 Grand PeakBreckenridge Grand Vacations’ new resort, Grand Colorado on Peak 8, which had unprecedented success at its launch the first week in December continues to break sales records. With first day sales of $7.1 million, December results on Peak 8 totaled $11 million overall. Breckenridge Grand Vacations as a whole brought in $14.5 million in sales for all its resorts.

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Grand Pacific Management Partners With True Market Solutions To Develop Sustainability Plan

GPR300Grand Pacific Resorts has partnered with True Market Solutions (TMS), a Bay Area company with offices in Southern California which integrates the best of sustainability with behavior change to accelerate positive business impact. Grand Pacific Resorts, has won numerous “Green Awards” from both the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and…

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Announcement From ResortCom International

Alex MarxerIt is with profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Alex Marxer, passed away on Saturday evening, December 13, 2014. He was surrounded by his family. He was President of ResortCom International and will be profoundly missed by his colleagues, many clients, his friends and all who knew him.

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Ed Crovo Honored As Alumnus Of The Year At Florida State University’s Dedman School Of Hospitality

Ed Crovo - HyattVOEd Crovo, chief operating officer of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, operator of Hyatt Residence Club, was recently recognized by Florida State University’s (FSU) Dedman School of Hospitality for outstanding achievements throughout an over forty-year career. During a ceremony held at the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida, Crovo received the award for his numerous professional accomplishments with Hyatt Hotels and Hyatt Residential Group and addressed more than 250 hospitality majors, faculty, and industry leaders, who were on hand for the event.

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Resort App Builders Introduces A Customer Engagement Solution To Increase In-House Tours

Resort App BuildersResort App Builders (resortappbuilders.com), which specializes in designing app-based customer engagement programs for the hospitality industry, has launched its Customer Engagement Solution (CES), featuring customized ‘branded’ apps. The CES enables resorts to send eye-catching messages to guests’ phones and tablets, thus increasing in-house tours and revenue.

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Run Your Resort Like A Business, Experts Advise TBMA Attendees

300 TBMAMaintenance fees and special assessments aren’t the only ways for timeshare resorts to generate the revenues they need to operate, and to maintain and improve their facilities. A dominant theme of the fall 2014 Timeshare Board Members Association conference Oct. 26-28 in San Diego, CA, was the need to run a resort like a business and devise new, creative ways to bring in extra dollars while keeping costs in check.

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