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APPOINTMENT OF GARY KNOWLES – KARMA ROYAL GROUP

It is with great pleasure that I announce the new appointment of Gary Knowles to the position of chief executive officer for the Karma Royal Group. Gary has been with the group for a number of years and has contributed …
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QANTAS AND CHINA EASTERN DEEPEN TIES WITH JOINT VENTURE

Qantas and China Eastern today announced a new joint venture, marking the start of a deeper level of commercial cooperation on flights between Australia and China. The airlines will now submit an application for authorisation to Australian and Chinese regulators. …
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Island Palms Resort Celebrating 30 Years of Timeshare Success

When Island Palms Resort, Magnetic Island was officially opened in 1984, it was North Queensland’s first Timeshare resort, offering a whole new holidaying experience for Queenslanders. Timeshare was an exciting new concept and people flocked to the resort to be …
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Australian Families Name Their Favourite Resorts

When it comes to determining where we spend our family holidays, what drives our decision making? Is a great location temptation enough, or is value for money more important? According to a new survey conducted by Australia’s leading travel and …
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Manhattan Club Ordered to Halt Sale of Time Shares by New York Attorney General

The state attorney general moved on Friday, July 25, 2014 to stop the sale of time shares after buyers complained of being misled and of having trouble reserving rooms for which they thought they had paid. The attorney general, Eric …
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Posted in 2014 Enews - 10/14, Around the World, News | Leave a comment

ATHOC newest sponsor – Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath Australia is the leading provider of advisory services to the Australian timeshare industry, and is the largest provider of practical accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice to individuals and small to medium businesses in Australia. As an …
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Posted in 2014 Enews - 09/14, Australian Timeshare Industry, News | Leave a comment

Tough Mudder Sees Spike in Resort Bookings

The economic boost from last weekend’s Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder event is being felt by local accommodation providers, with WorldMark Resort Golden Beach reporting record bookings over the weekend. Front Office Manager Damien Larkin said the resort enjoyed near full …
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Ramada Resort Port Douglas Cycles for Charity

Staff members from Ramada Resort Port Douglas will be participating in a mammoth 12 hour spin bike challenge to raise money for the Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ). The event will kick off at 8am on Sunday, August 31st …
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Timeshare adds Billions to the US Economy

The U.S timeshare industry contributed an estimated $68.7 billion in consumer and business spending to the national economy in 2013, according to a study conducted by Ernst & Young for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). That includes a total …
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ARDA launches a new Reputation Management Council

ARDA has launched a new Reputation Management Council to enhance the understanding and perception of timeshare by the public and the press. In a recent interview with Gabriella Jaffee of JW Maxx Solutions, ARDA’s VP of Marketing & Communications Peter Roth …
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Posted in 2014 Enews - 07/14, Around the World, News | Leave a comment