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to a portfolio of resorts curated especially
for the affluent traveler. Owners may
also exchange vacation time for stays at
participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts,
as well as enjoy preferential pricing on
nightly reservations. In addition, they
receive unique year-round benefits such as
an annual membership in Preferred Golf®;
complimentary membership in Priority
Pass™ airport VIP lounge program; and
much more.
RCI NEWS
RCI Celebrates Addition of More than 150
Affiliated Properties in Caribbean over
Past Decade
RCI, a worldwide leader in the vacation
exchange industry, is celebrating the
addition of more than 150 new affiliated
properties in the Caribbean over the last
10 years.
One of the most recent affiliations-
which joined The Registry Collection
program-is Eden Roc at Cap Cana.
This property aims to redefine luxury in
Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) with
34 indulgent free-standing suites. The
accommodations are designed with crisp
whites and azure blues, reflecting the beauty
of the sea outside. Each suite features its
own swimming pool and outdoor relaxation
area, and includes ways to personalize
travelers' stays with smart technology to
control room settings.
A property in Jamaica that was recently
added to the RCI® exchange network
through Unlimited Vacation Club by
AMResorts is Breathless Montego Bay
Resort & Spa. This stunning, adults-only
resort is a chic escape in paradise. In addition to luxurious rooms, the property boasts
the only rooftop pool and bar in Jamaica, a
beach club, fire pits, cabanas, and five bars
and lounges. Guests can enjoy the all-inclusive benefits of AMResorts' signature
Unlimited Luxury® program throughout
their stay.
On the coveted island of St. Lucia,
Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort now
offers a new option for RCI members.
Home to a certified dive center, the property

caters to marine enthusiasts, both beginner
and advanced. The private beach, outdoor
pool, spa and wellness center offer plenty of
spots to relax, and the stylishly appointed
rooms help ensure total comfort.
RCI Launches Shared Vacation Ownership
Industry White Paper
RCI recently published a new global
industry white paper on the shared
vacation ownership industry to help
educate, inspire, and support potential
new entrants into the business. It is also
designed to assist the media, legislators,
and hospitality groups to better understand the leisure real estate industry.
Created to support industry growth, the
Leisure Real Estate Trends & Opportunities
handbook demonstrates the credibility of
shared vacation ownership products and
markets, helping to demystify one of the
fastest-growing and established industries
in the hospitality sector.
This new industry handbook is
designed to be an A-to-Z guide to the
shared ownership and leisure real estate
business. It contains valuable business
insights into the European marketplace,
as well as analysis of the global industry.
Among highlights of the expert views
and knowledge shared by a wide range of
industry professionals are:
* New information from the AIF
Worldwide Industry Study, including
top line European and global industry
performance figures and metrics;
* Shared holiday ownership/residential leisure real estate business models outlines
and explanations;
* The product cycle, including feasibility
studies, resort openings and comparisons
with traditional hotel operations;
* Marketing, sales and training advice;
* Insightful industry case study by Perry
Newton of Azure Malta, sharing the
company's marketing and sales strategy,
critical sales figures and metrics;
* Global opportunities-highlighting
potential for this business in markets
around the world, covering Europe, India,
the United States, South Africa, Asia/
Pacific, and Latin America and Mexico;

and Product considerations, such as
accommodation dimensions, human
resource requirements and more.
The publication is initially available in
English, with versions in the Spanish, Russian,
and Turkish languages to follow shortly.
Surfcrest Resort Selects Vacation
Resorts International to Deliver Property
Management Services
Vacation Resorts International (VRI), a provider of management and leisure services to
vacation owners and an operating business
of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), announced that it
has entered into a property management
agreement with Surfcrest Resort located in
Copalis Beach, Washington.
VRI works collaboratively with boards
of directors to deliver solutions that help
ensure the ongoing success of its managed
resorts and is known for its cost-effective
management, broad-industry expertise,
and service-oriented culture. The services
being provided include budget and reserve
planning, staffing, maintenance fee billing
and collections, supervision of all on-site

ARDA
"SAVE THE DATE"!
ARDA Southeast Regional Meeting
September 12, 2017
Charleston, SC

ARDA West Regional Meeting
October 18, 2017
San Diego, CA

ARDA Fall Conference
November 8-10, 2017
The Fairmont
Washington, DC

ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting
December 4-5, 2017
Providence, RI

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UP FRONT
FIRST WORD
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
TRUSTEE TALK
MEET THE CHAIR
SUSTAINABILITY
FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES
FOCUS ON: REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
CONVERSIONS: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
CONSTRUCTION FINANCE
CONSTRUCTION FINANCE
ASK THE EXPERTS
MEMBER MATTERS
EDUCATION
MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
LAST WORD
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