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Vacation Innovations Announces Partnership with Tritium Partners

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Vacation Innovations, parent company of SellMyTimeshareNow, Timeshare Broker Services, and others, has announced a new partnership with the private equity firm Tritium Partners. Recently known for having a hand in the rapid successes of brands like HomeAway® and RetailMeNot®, Tritium’s expertise in travel-related marketplaces will help Vacation Innovations grow and continue to provide newer and better options for those seeking timeshare resale and rental opportunities.

What the New Partnership Means

Working with Tritium, Vacation Innovations plans to expand its emerging suite of products and services supporting major developers, independent resorts, and associations with the goal of furthering connections between the primary and secondary vacation ownership markets. Since beginning as a title agency in 1999, Vacation Innovations has expanded to provide a wide range of marketplace services designed to help every consumer in the secondary market, a mission they’ll continue with help from Tritium.

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Hawaii Timeshare Industry Adds Billions to Local Economy

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According to a recent ARDA study, the Hawaii timeshare industry contributed $5.3 billion in consumer and business spending over the course of 2016. This also included 31,727 local jobs with $1.8 billion in labor income and $263 million in state and local tax revenue.

Mitchell A. Imanaka, ARDA-Hawaii Chairman, commented:

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Palace Resorts to Open New Resort in Punta Cana

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All-inclusive luxury resort brand, Palace Resorts recently made an exciting announcement at the fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference at their Ocho Rios Resort. This event brings together more than 400 travel agents, tour operators, and industry insiders from all across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe. Palace Resorts publicized the news that they plan to build a brand new, all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region.

The Palace Experience Global Conference took place over the course of four days and invited guests to experience the Palace Resorts’ lifestyle and the Jamaican culture. It featured a pirate-theme welcome party, keynote speakers, educational seminars, and a sneak peek at the Palace Resorts’ new wedding collections.

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RCI Welcomes Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando

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The world’s leading external exchange company, RCI, just announced a new affiliation agreement with Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando. Encore Resort is located in Orlando, Florida and features pristine home-style accommodations with a fantastic selection of resort amenities.

President of RCI, Gordon Grunik commented:

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VO-Con 2017 to Feature Record Number of Sponsors

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The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA), will be hosting its conference of industry leaders in Whistler. VO-Con 2017, expected to bring speakers and attendees from all over Canada, the United States, and Mexico, will be the largest-sponsored event yet, with more than 20 event sponsors.

The conference brings together key decision-makers and leaders throughout the vacation ownership industry to forge connections and build networks. In addition to keynote speakers, the event will also feature educational sessions to inform attendees about latest trends, services, and products.

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