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2017 International Travel Trends Report Increase

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The numbers for international inbound travel to the U.S. posted strong numbers in January 2017, according to the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) created by the U.S. Travel Association.

While the numbers for the first quarter of international travel statistics will be released sometime in April, the most recent TTI is promising, showing a year-over-year growth rate of 7.8%. This is a continuation of a months-long streak of unforeseen growth and defying consistent projections of decline. What’s more, the TTI’s score for the Current Travel Index (CTI) is the highest that it’s been since May 2014.

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Planned Resorts in Cambodia Launch Timeshare Industry

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New opportunities for timeshare in Southeast Asia are near, as the nation of Cambodia plans to embrace the industry. Plans for two new luxury resorts in Cambodia have been finalized as their construction draws nearer, with developers searching for ways to bring in long-term real estate investment. With both a seaside and a mountaintop resort totaling more than $30 million in value being planned, avid Southeast Asia travelers will have another resource at their disposal to enjoy a future of vacations to the region.

About the New Cambodia Resorts

Construction for the new resorts is expected to begin in 2018, with doors opening by the end of that year. The largest of the new resorts is The Scarlet, a 200-unit tower of condos planned for the popular coastal destination of Sihanoukville. At a cost of $30 million, the tower won’t be cheap, but is expected to drive revenue through both vacation ownership and real estate. The Scarlet offers a dynamic ownership style—people can either buy condo units outright for anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000, or they can purchase a vacation ownership club membership with the resort for between $8,000 and $40,000. Buying a timeshare at The Scarlet will entitle vacationers to two weeks per year at the location, which will also include on-site amenities like a pool, a gym, and a club lounge.

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Introducing: RCI Club 365

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Last week, the world’s leading external exchange company, RCI, unveiled their latest membership program known as RCI Club 365.

This new program provides both travel and general lifestyle benefits that will add value to current owners’ memberships and give them more opportunities to take advantage of. A variety of discounts are offered on things such as hotel vacations, cruise getaways, wine, shopping, and more.

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DVC’s Copper Creek Villas to Open in July

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The newest addition to the Disney Vacation Club will arrive on July 17th. The Disney Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, a new group of luxury villas and standalone units within Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, will begin general sales on April 5th and open their doors this summer. The long-awaited addition will continue the Wilderness Lodge’s theme of embracing the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, with an outdoors-themed design and furnishings.

Staying at Disney Copper Creek

The Copper Creek Villas and Cabins will incorporate 210 new units at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and will be the second lodging addition to that property. 184 new villas will take the shape of deluxe studio units as well as more spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites that can sleep up to 12 guests. The villas will feature the same rustic-inspired furniture and design elements that currently adorn the rest of the Wilderness Lodge, offering guests and timeshare owners an immersive vacation experience. Common in-unit amenities will include full kitchens, private balconies, and more.

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Timbers Resorts Launches Sales for Timbers Kaua’i At Hokuala

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As of March 17th, Timbers Resorts has announced the first public offering of ownership opportunities within Timbers Kaua’i Ocean Club & Residencies at Hokuala. Timbers Resorts, which is one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, is following on the heels of the success of their Timbers Collection Owners and the exclusive offerings provided by the club. The team is in the process of scheduling tours and showcasing the luxury residences, townhomes, and Residence Club opportunities.

About Timbers Kaua’i at Hokuala

Timbers Kaua’i At Hokuala is an oceanfront development that provides guests with breathtaking unobstructed views of both the mountains and ocean, with direct access to the shoreline. The two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes will be sold as luxury residences, townhomes, or Residence Club interests at various price points. Ownership opportunities will range from around $2 million to $10 million for the oceanfront townhomes and condominium residences. Starting around mid-$300,000s, the Residence Club offers ownership options that are convenient and flexible. Owners can enjoy a renowned vacation home with the luxurious services and amenities of a high-end resort.

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