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New Smart Tech Coming to Hilton Grand Vacations Resorts

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With many hoteliers and resort developers beginning to embrace smart technology, we could very well be seeing the end of plastic magnetic-strip card keys and other symbols of vacations past. Hilton Grand Vacations resorts are just the latest group of properties exploring the benefits and ease-of-use that smart technology can offer its guests and owners. With rumors of bluetooth keys and voice-controlled features on the horizon, HGVC timeshare owners could find their suites and villas smarter than they left them.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Right in Your Pocket

The popular timeshare brand is slated to test out several new smart tech features at its hotels and resorts, namely functions that guests and owners can accomplish right from their smartphones. Club members who use the Hilton Honors app may soon be able to do much more from their phones, as room information will soon be integrated with an individual’s device on a stay-by-stay basis.

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Vacation Innovations to Host Hiring Fair!

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As part of the Vacation Innovations family, we are excited to announce that the company will be hosting a hiring fair at our headquarters in Orlando, Florida this month!

The hiring fair will take place at 8545 Commodity Circle, Orlando FL, 32819 on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

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Jeff Vahle Named President of Disney Signature Experiences

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Exciting news in the Disney world, Jeff Vahle has just been named president of Disney Signature Experiences. This 28-year Disney veteran will now be in charge of Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, and Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

Bob Chapek, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, spoke on his excitement regarding Vahle’s new position:

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Increased Japanese Travel Stats Point to New Timeshare Destination

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The Land of the Rising Sun currently finds itself in an era of rising tourism. Recent Japanese travel numbers have shown an increasing interest in vacationers coming to Japan, and as a result, the populous Asian nation has begun opening its doors to both international and domestic tourism. As such, Japan is beginning to attract more interest in the vacation ownership space as well, with several recently-announced projects by Hilton Grand Vacations Club set to begin this year.

2017 was a huge year for travel growth in Japan, with increases numbering in the double digits. In all, tourists spent 4.4 trillion yen (40 billion USD) in the same year, totaling an increase of about 18%. All of this puts Japan on track to becoming a major tourist destination in the region, rivaling sites like China and Thailand. With Japan’s government reportedly hoping to attract 40 million tourists annually by 2020, timeshare resorts are starting to take notice.

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Welk Resorts Adding At Least 5 New Resorts to the RCI Network

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Welk Resorts Expands RCI Affiliation with 5 More Properties—and Plans for More!

Until recently, only three Welk properties were RCI affiliates. However, Welk Resorts is in the process of adding five more existing properties to the RCI network, and the company plans on adding two more properties once they’ve completed development. RCI members, including owners of RCI-affiliated Welk properties, will be able to visit more resorts via RCI exchange.

Welk Resorts President and CEO Jon Fredricks spoke regarding the technology solutions and vacation exchange services Welk Resorts Platinum Points owners can expect from RCI: “RCI provided Welk with a customized club-enabled exchange solution, and offered several additional technology solutions, like RCI Presenter and RCI LiveStream, that are expected to provide world class service to our owners.”

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