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Around the Industry INDUSTRY NEWS resorts worldwide, with a 25-percent savings from room rates, starting at $74 per night* at participating Marriott Vacation Club resorts. MVC resorts are located in over 30 of the most sought-after destinations providing all the comforts of home and plenty of room for the entire family. Guests enjoy spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas that feature fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops, separate living and dining areas, multiple televisions with DVD player(s), private lanai or balcony, washer/dryer and wireless high-speed Internet access. Twobedroom villas can accommodate up to eight guests. Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 through November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit www.marriott.com/ MVC25thRate and use promotional code FSZ or call 800/VILLAS-9. *Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Interval International Adds Accor Vacation Club Freshwater Point Resort Broadbeach Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of Accor Vacation Club Freshwater Point Resort Broadbeach to its vacation exchange network. Located in Queensland, Australia, the resort is situated on the Gold Coast, one of the country’s top places to visit. There are now 21 properties within the Club that are affiliated with Interval. The mixed-use resort has 225 units decorated to reflect the urban setting, with sleek finishes, modern art, and floor-to-ceiling windows. On-site amenities include a heated swimming pool and barbeque area; a spa, sauna, and steam room; a children’s pool; a fully equipped gymnasium and a game room. The resort also owns six private marina berths, where members can board water taxis to visit local attractions or hop on jet skis. SellMyTimeshareNOW Forum, the company will soon launch a Facebook fan site, as it continues to expand its social media presence. RCI Boosts China Portfolio with Record Signing of Six Resorts Group RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), has added six new affiliates in China to its worldwide network. This record signing brings RCI’s presence in China to an impressive 24 affiliated resorts. The six new affiliates are: Beijing BBMG BaDaLing Hot Spring Resort in Beijing, Sunshine Water World Resort in Xiaotangshan, LuGuHu Holiday Inn in Sichuan, Ramada Plaza Hotel Yantai in Yantai, Ramada Hotel Wuxi in Wuxi, and Zen International Hotel in Henan province. RCI’s inbound guests to resorts in China have more than doubled since 2004. Within the same time period, outbound Chinese members to affiliated RCI resorts worldwide have increased more than fourfold. Maverick’s Sales Tour Incentive Solution Drives Efficiencies for Bluegreen Corporation Using a customized software system provided by Maverick Network Solutions, Bluegreen Corporation has successfully integrated a Visa® Reward Card in 16 of its resorts, to use as a premium for prospective timeshare purchasers. By tailoring its technical platform to integrate with the system used by Bluegreen to register people for resort tours, Maverick was able to meet Bluegreen’s need to consolidate its incentive program, while reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. New Canadian Cottages in Network Trooval.com Demystifies the Process of Getting Free Timeshare Vacations “Timeshare sales”—these two simple words can bring up strong, conflicting emotions with many consumers. On the one hand, timeshare companies offer consumers generous, enticing vacation deals in return for nothing more than just a few hours of their time. However, many consumers do not take advantage of these deals because they believe these offers are too good to be true. Trooval, a leading source of timeshare information and travel offers, sets out to alleviate these concerns with the recent announcement of Trooval.com, the first aggregated on-line listing of free travel and entertainment opportunities from the vacation ownership industry. Visitors to Trooval.com can search exclusive deals from pre-screened resorts and redeem them by providing nothing more than a fully refundable deposit and a commitment to attend a resort’s sales presentation. Sell My Timeshare NOW Uses Social Media Marketing to Fill Important Need among Timeshare Vacationers Sell My Timeshare NOW, a leader in the advertising and marketing of timeshare resales and rentals, is ramping up its social marketing commitment, providing more outlets for consumer interaction through widely available, Internet-based relational media. Already using Twitter, blogging on its popular corporate blog The Timeshare Authority, and interacting with the marketplace through the Preferred Residences™, a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by a subsidiary of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that The Cottages at Windermere House has joined its exchange network. The historic Windermere House Resort, located on Ontario’s renowned Lake Rosseau in Canada’s Muskoka Region, has been welcoming visitors for 140 years. Now, it is being transformed into a mixed-use property with a fractional component Developments • October 2009

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