Dallas to host 2016 WTTC Global Summit

Dallas skyline. Credit: Justin Terveen

Dallas, Texas, will host the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in April 2016.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’

From left: Charles Starmer Smith, Daily Telegraph; Heinrich Morio, general manager of Burj Al Arab; Eamonn Holmes,Sky News presenter; Gerald Lawless, president and Group CEO of Jumeirah Group; and Charlotte Hawkins, Sky News presenter

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has again been voted the Best Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in the Middle East at the Daily Telegraph’s annual Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs).

NTOA to sponsor Canadian Resort Conference

Gregory Crist

The National Timeshare Owner’s Association (NTOA) has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC), which will take place from 9-10 September at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia.

Ljubljana wins WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Award


Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016, has won the Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award for 2015 from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Gold Coast to host Australian Tourism Exchange in 2016


Tourism Australia has announced that Queensland’s Gold Coast will host the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE),  the country’s largest annual tourism trade show, in 2016.

Guy Browning to give keynote speech at RDO6 2015

Guy Browning

Renowned author, presenter and business consultant Guy Browning will give the opening keynote speech on day 2 of this year’s Resort Development Organisation (RDO) conference.

Oman to promote tourism at Expo Milano 2015


The Sultanate of Oman has chosen the prestigious international showcase of Expo 2015 in Milan – which takes place from 1 May to 31 October this year – to present the ancient traditions of the country and its future plans for sustainable development.

CRDA members sweep 2015 ARDA Awards

Jon Zwickel

Members of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) are celebrating winning 26 awards at the 2015 ARDA Awards Gala Dinner in Orlando, Florida.

RCI helps drive out poverty as title sponsor of Christel House Open


RCI returns for its ninth consecutive year as title sponsor of the 2015 RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The event, which includes tournament locations spanning three continents, raises funds and awareness for Christel House International, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children throughout the world.

RCI wins six 2015 ARDA Awards including ‘ACE Innovator’


RCI has won six awards at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) 2015 Awards Gala Dinner.