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Around the Industry INDUSTRY NEWS be highly themed, and feature modernized wave slides from what have traditionally been created in the past. The results were an enormous platform where riders lined up, six at a time, to go down the lanes in a controlled environment. The results have already been markedly expressed by riders, young and old, who have had the experience of using these new wave slides numerous times. SPI Launches Orange Documents Manager Systems Products International (SPI) Orange Systems is pleased to announce an important new functionality to its vacation ownership software: Orange Documents. Now, documents and images—as well as any PC-compatible file—can be managed within the SPI Orange Systems framework. Files can be associated with an owner, sales contract, reservation, or other entities. In addition to storing documents along with relevant records, documents can be edited within the SPI Framework using Word, Excel, etc. Phoenix Gets “Wet ‘n’ Wild” Madeira Property Dom Pedro Garajau Joins RCI Network of Affiliated Resorts The Dom Pedro Hotel Group announced that the Dom Pedro Garajau Hotel has affiliated with RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange. The Dom Pedro Garajau Hotel is a great base for a holiday in Madeira, midway between Caniço and the capital Funchal, just 10 minutes from Madeira International Airport on the island’s south coast. Located in a quiet area near the lively village of Garajau, the 282-room hotel has excellent leisure, entertainment and relaxation facilities, including indoor, outdoor and children’s pools, and a mini club. The hotel is one of seven operated by Dom Pedro Hotel Group; the other six are on the Portuguese mainland, with one in Lisbon and five in the Algarve. and the United Kingdom, Club La Costa is renowned for the luxurious appointment of its accommodations, resort facilities, and high levels of service to guests. Club La Costa started working with RCI in 1986 through the affiliation of its Spanish resorts at Benal Beach and Marina del Sol. The two companies have enjoyed a strong relationship since that time, with the majority of Club La Costa shared-ownership developments—including its recently launched Club La Costa Yacht Club and Club La Costa Vacation Club, an enhanced points-based product launched in 1998—also affiliated with RCI. Object Systems International (OSI) Adds to Growing Client List Object Systems International (OSI) has announced that it will broaden its impact on the timeshare and travel club industry by implementing their software at 6 Dimensions Consulting’s administration and sales offices. OSI is a Utah-based, multi-national business, founded in 1999, with offices in Layton, Utah, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Its technology division focuses on enterprise-class, Web-based records management solutions. Since the year 2000, they have been servicing the timeshare and travel club industry with their TravelClubSoft (TCS) product (formerly known as @ttitude Resort System). OSI has a number of software products; two of them (Travel Club Soft and Timeshare Soft) are specifically designed to facilitate the diverse aspects of timeshare and travel club business. June 2009 marked the opening of Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Arizona’s largest and most exciting waterpark. The park is located on 35 acres at the Adobe Dam Regional Park and is packed with WhiteWater West’s signature attractions, all centering around North America’s first six-person Family Boomerango—winner of the 2008 IAAPA award for Best New Product—which takes riders vertical as they shoot up a wall, then pause before falling back for a sense of weightlessness as riders pass over a transition hump and into a splashdown pool below. There is also the dueling Master Blaster uphill water coasters, the eight-lane Whizzard, and the Hawaiian themed AquaPlay RainFortress with multi-level platforms. Trading Places International Extends Partnership with TimeShareWare to Facilitate Unprecedented Growth Trading Places International (TPI) and TimeShareWare (TSW) are pleased to announce that TPI has extended their contract with TSW for an additional five years. This renewed and enhanced agreement will provide the crucial technology platform TPI will need to support their ongoing growth. Spinnaker Resorts, Southwind Management, Implement SPI Timeshare Software Systems Products International (SPI), a leading provider of software to the timeshare industry, recently announced that Southwind Management Corporation, an affiliate of Spinnaker Resorts, has elected to purchase its Orange Systems central reservations and property management software. ResorTime.com Launches Social Media Contest ResorTime.com, a popular timeshare resort condominium rental company, has launched a new on-line social media contest. According to Hansen Hunt, online media coordinator for the Carlsbad, California-based company, there are 11 different ways to enter to win one-week luxury accommodations in Hawaii. The contest takes the form of an on-line scavenger hunt and is designed to engage new and existing ResorTime.com users alike. Club La Costa Renews RCI Affiliation Agreement Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels has renewed its affiliation agreement with RCI for its Club La Costa Vacation Club. 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