Best U.S. Virgin Island to Visit for You

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The U.S. Virgin Islands make for a fantastic vacation experience, but with so many islands to choose from, you may be wondering which is the best U.S. Virgin Island to visit based on your interests and what you like to do! We’ve broken down some of the top U.S. Virgin Islands to visit and highlighted their special features that will let you decide which one is right for you!

Upbeat Getaway: St. Thomas

If you’re not afraid of crowds and tourists, you’ll fully be able to enjoy the beauty of St. Thomas. The island is home to an airport and popular cruise port, which is why it is so busy and the most commercialized of the islands.

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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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Set Sail with Festiva Sailing Vacations

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As one of the newer, more up and coming brands in the timeshare world, Festiva Resorts has a wealth of vacation options and opportunities for their lucky owners to take advantage of. With everything from their flexible points-based membership to unique vacation programs, Festiva attracts a wide range of vacationers both old and young.

One of the most exciting aspects of ownership is their Festiva Sailing Vacations program. There are few other resort brands that offer such a program, giving Festiva that extra edge and attraction. See what this exclusive Festiva program has to offer you and your friends or family for a special vacation experience!

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Costa Rica Animals: Where to See Them and Where to Stay

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Costa Rica Wildlife: Cute Sloth

See Costa Rica Animals in the Wild!

Costa Rica has some of the most amazing animals in the world. Whether you like your animal friends furry, feathery, scaly, slimy, or creepy-crawly, you’re bound to be mesmerized by Costa Rica animals.
 

Animals to See:

Resplendent Quetzal

The resplendent quetzal’s predominantly green and red feathers shine like emeralds and rubies. Its long tail feathers gracefully trail behind it as it flies through the forest canopy in search of figs to munch on. These beautiful birds were revered by ancient Mayans and Aztecs, and today you can find them in cloud forests, forests which rest within banks of clouds due to their climate and high elevation. Find yourself among clouds with the stunning resplendent quetzal.

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Timeshare Industry Continues to Grow Worldwide

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recently released its 2016 Worldwide Shared Vacation Ownership Report for its research brand, the ARDA International Foundation. In it, the association declares the global timeshare industry to be continuing its rapid growth in key markets around the world. With both timeshare sales and occupancy rates on the rise, more and more vacationers appear to be interested in the vacation ownership model as new advances in the industry take hold.

The Expanding Timeshare Industry

ARDA’s report signifies continued growth in the area of sales. With several years of steady growth, the industry saw a jump of sales from $17.7 billion in 2014 to $19.7 billion in 2015, an increase of 11.5%. What’s more, occupancy rates of vacation ownership units also increased in kind. 76.4% of timeshare units were occupied in 2014, with 2015 seeing a short rise to 79.4%. Combined with 5,400 vacation ownership resorts spread among more than 120 countries, the increase in timeshare sales and occupancy rates are accompanied by an growth in diverse products and experiences.

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