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Is It Safe to Travel to Hawaii After the Recent Volcanic Eruption?

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An Update on Hawaii Tourism Following the Kilauea Volcanic Eruption

Following the Kilauea Volcanic eruption in early May on the Big Island, it’s understandable that anyone with summer plans to Hawaii might be hesitant to pack their bags. Safety is a top priority and with news of destroyed homes, increased lava flow, and air quality testing, it can be difficult to picture enjoying a relaxing vacation anywhere near the activity. With your concerns in mind, the team is here to answer your most asked question: Is it safe to travel to Hawaii?

The Short Answer? Yes.

There’s no denying that many people have been affected by this natural phenomenon. There have been over 600 homes destroyed since the eruption with road closures, 12,000 small earthquakes occurring near the base of the volcano, lava fountains as high as 180 feet, and close examination by different scientists, meteorologists, and the State Department of Health.

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Hobby Vacations: The Perfect Travel Gifts for Dad

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Visit These Cities as Great Travel Gifts for Dad to Enjoy His Many Hobbies!

Instead of buying cliche or unusual Father’s Day gifts to show your dad how much you care, consider the gift of travel for one of the most important men in your life. Better yet, plan a vacation you can both enjoy together! There are so many amazing places in the US alone to visit for fathers with all kinds of interests. Here are just a few of the perfect Father’s Day gift destinations you should consider:

1. Golfing Connoisseurs: Sedona, Arizona

Anyone who loves the game of golf knows that Sedona is a bucket-list opportunity. Not only are there plenty of champion-rated courses to choose from, but they have some of the most incredible views in the country. No matter what time of year you book a vacation in this city, you’ll find great weather, well-maintained fairways, diversity in course layout, and a course for every skill level. You’ll love the amazing resorts located in and around these courses with some of the most friendly and informative staff possible.

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How to Value Timeshares: Tips From Timeshare Specialists

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Advice for Timeshare Owners Looking to Advertise Their Unit at the Right Price

Similar to regular real estate, timeshares have fair market values depending on a variety of specific characteristics, and it’s often best to stay within those price range parameters to sell a unit in a timely manner. For those who have been searching for guidance on how to value timeshares for resale, our team would love to help.

To start, SellMyTimeshareNow wants our customers to know this important, specific truth about the timeshare they purchased from resort developers: you’re not likely to make back what you paid for it. It’s a frustrating reality, but it’s one we express to all who contact our specialists. Unlike the regular real estate market, timeshares do not have the same monetary appreciation you will find with houses, condominiums, and townhouses. It can be helpful to understand more about the market and what you could potentially list your unit for. Here are just a few tips for finding a ballpark value:

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Marriott Vacations and ILG Inc. To Combine Forces in 2018

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Marriott Vacations Will Buy ILG Inc. for $4.7 Billion

At the end of April, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. announced its decision to purchase ILG Inc. for around $4.7 billion in a stock and cash deal later in 2018. This merge will make Marriott one of the largest luxury brands for timeshare vacation resorts in the world and is believed to create $75 million in annual savings within just two years.

Included in this transition are shareholder changes. ILG shareholders are to recieve $14.75 in cash and 0.165 shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide stock for each ILG they own. Marriott will also extend their eight person board to include two ILG directors. This decision follows hotel chain Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwoods Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in 2016 and will help create even more connections between their hotels and vacation ownership programs as Marriott Vacations can sell points to Marriott Reward program members.

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Disney Cruise Tips for Smooth Sailing!

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Disney Cruise Tips

The famed Disney brand and the ever-popular Disney Vacation Club both offer a wealth of great perks and adventures that families love. Disney Cruises are an excellent way to enjoy Disney magic outside of a theme park atmosphere.

As with any trip or getaway, it’s important to do your research and ensure you spend smartly and have the smoothest experience possible.

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