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Global Hyatt Corporation today announced that the company has changed its name to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the parent entity of companies that own, operate, manage and franchise hotel, resort, residential and vacation ownership properties under the brand names Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ and Hyatt Vacation Club®.

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Corfu, Rome and Ibiza are all proving popular with Brits this year, with the first receiving 100 per cent more interest than at the start of the year.
The recent Travelnomics UK Quarterly Industry Insight: Q2 April – June 2009 survey from CheapFlights.co.uk shows that timeshare holidays are often taken in these locations, with Sharron Livingston, editor at thetravelmagazine.net, saying this comes as no surprise.
“Corfu offers a sleep-easy style in ancient, lush environs, Rome’s winning combination of religious sites like the Vatican City, its ancient Roman ruins, stylish shops and gastronomy hits the spot for culture vultures,” she said.
The expert added that Greece, Italy and Spain have always been very popular with British holidaymakers.
While Corfu topped the poll for locations timeshare holidaymakers are likely to pick, Athens, Bodrum, Palma and Malta also came in the top ten, as well as some UK destinations.
Rome saw 54 per cent more interest in the second quarter of the year, compared to the first, while Ibiza’s popularity rose by 40 per cent.

Corfu, Rome and Ibiza are all proving popular with Brits this year, with the first receiving 100 per cent more interest than at the start of the year.

The recent Travelnomics UK Quarterly Industry Insight: Q2 April – June 2009 survey from CheapFlights.co.uk shows that timeshare holidays are often taken in these locations, with Sharron Livingston, editor at thetravelmagazine.net, saying this comes as no surprise.

“Corfu offers a sleep-easy style in ancient, lush environs, Rome’s winning combination of religious sites like the Vatican City, its ancient Roman ruins, stylish shops and gastronomy hits the spot for culture vultures,” she said.

The expert added that Greece, Italy and Spain have always been very popular with British holidaymakers.

While Corfu topped the poll for locations timeshare holidaymakers are likely to pick, Athens, Bodrum, Palma and Malta also came in the top ten, as well as some UK destinations.

Rome saw 54 per cent more interest in the second quarter of the year, compared to the first, while Ibiza’s popularity rose by 40 per cent.

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Dr. Keith W. Trowbridge—the president of Executive Quest Inc.—has announced the results of the latest annual salary survey of the timeshare/ vacation ownership / fractional industry.

The 2009 figures were obtained from participants that originated from more than 20,000 contacts from Executive Quest’s newsletter subscriptions. A full copy of the study can be purchased from http://www.execq.com

Compared to last year, industry numbers have been affected by the recession. There were decreases in tour flow and marketing and the industry is suffering from a rough year. According to Howard Nusbaum, president of ARDA, there will be a forecasted 8% decrease in sales at the end of the year.

With many timeshare companies cutting back on marketing and tour flow costs, positions in these areas had suffered the most decreases in the past month. Regional marketing managers and marketing VPs had a 10% decrease in compensation, while sales and marketing directors had a 20% reduction as a group.

Administrative positions had a steady income. On the other hand, CEOs, presidents, and owners had a 33% decrease compared to last year.

Complete story here. You can also visit www.execq.com

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Owners Perspective Magazine which focuses on all aspects of vacation property ownership and has now added more than 100  to its global distribution campaign enabling it to be read by large numbers of affluent  and  passengers.

“With so many magazine titles available around the world, we are delighted that  have selected our consumer publication for customers in their lounges across the globe which will help us to educate even more people on the benefits of shared ownership products and all the luxuries associated with the more modern product types.” Says Paul Mattimoe, CEO, Perspective International Ltd.

More on this at OwnersPerspective.com

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From Hotelier Middle East.com

The cooling of the Dubai property market and the approaching completion of flagship tourist developments has created significant opportunity and intensified interest in the shared ownership market, according to RCI Middle East managing director Jeff Tisdall.

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The Vacation Ownership Investment Conference is the premier industry event focusing on the successful resort financing, development, branding, marketing, selling and management of vacation ownership properties. Whether you are a new entrant into the industry or a seasoned veteran, take this opportunity to expand your knowledge, explore new ideas, and make valuable contacts.

Who should attend?

  • Resort developers considering or currently developing any type of vacation ownership product
  • Lenders eager to learn about vacation ownership financing, and interested in meeting new and current vacation ownership developers
  • Existing players looking for capital or development opportunities

Check out their website for more details.

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Ragatz Associates inc. has recently announced the creation of Resort and Hotel Showcase, an international website-based advertising service for the resort real estate industry, including existing resort developments, as well as vacant land appropriate for resort development, hotels and shared-ownership projects (fractional interests and resort timeshare).

“Showcase is the only known advertising service that totally concentrates on the resort real estate industry,” says Ragatz. “The objective is to provide a central clearinghouse for sellers and buyers of resort-oriented property.”

http://www.ragatzassociates.com/neighborhood_details.php?nID=26410

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