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Lodgify Closes 600,000 Seed Round to Enhance its Website Building Software for Vacation Rental Operators

(PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Barcelona, Spain: Lodgify, a vacation rental technology startup, announced today that it has closed a 600,000 seed round of financing led by angel investor Chris Hitchen, HOWZAT Partners, Venrex Investment Management and other notable angel investors including Roland Zeller, former CEO of travel.ch and Kilian Thalhammer, former managing director of Rocket Internet startup PAYMILL.

Lodgifys robust, browser-based service enables vacation rental owners and managers to easily create a website for their properties and manage their reservations in real-time, without paying commission. The Barcelona-based startup is a Seedcamp alumni, Europes leading accelerator and mentoring program, and has seen rapid growth in its customer base across the US and Europe since launching in 2013.

Lodgifys mission is to empower vacation rental operators to grow their business through technology, says Dennis Klett, co-founder of Lodgify. Our product pipeline is filled with innovative features and new website templates tailored to the modern needs of hospitality businesses. With this funding we can aggressively expand our product development operations.

The startup will use the funds to enhance its website building software, expand the product team, and unveil additional features. “We are very impressed by Lodgifys technology-focused approach to tackling the vacation rental industry’s challenge to generate more direct bookings, says Chris Hitchen. Their intuitive user interface and set of innovative software tools positions them strongly in a lucrative and growing market.

With its versatile and scalable product, Lodgify also sees itself tapping into the independent hotels market in the near future. Our focus is on vacation rentals, however, we are receiving a lot of interest from hoteliers who would like to challenge the dominant position of Online Travel Agencies and regain more control of their bookings, says Klett. They see the potential of our software helping them to drive direct bookings and build their own brand.

Lodgify offers scalable subscription plans based on a monthly fee for both vacation rental owners and managers with 1 to 500+ properties. The service includes mobile-friendly website templates, an online booking engine, reservation system and channel manager. From the feedback weve had, people love managing their vacation rentals using Lodgify, says Klett. It makes them feel empowered again.

Find out more on http://www.lodgify.com

About Lodgify

Lodgify is a software-as-a-service solution that allows vacation rental owners and managers to easily create their own accommodation website and accept online bookings. Owners can manage all reservations from one place and synchronize property data with their booking channels. Lodgifys vision is to empower hospitality businesses with technology and help them become less dependent on commission-based listing sites. Launched in 2013, Lodgify is a Barcelona-based travel technology company that develops innovative software for the hospitality industry.

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Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa With Traditional Favorite: The Swing & Spa Vacation Package

CARLSBAD, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

An iconic golf destination celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa invites guests to enjoy the luxurious Southern California retreat with its traditional Swing & Spa Package, a favorite of golf travelers since 1965.

A recipient of the Gold Medal Golf Resort designation by GOLF Magazine, Omni La Costa offers 36 holes of championship-caliber golf on two newly renovated layouts, where golfers will enjoy two distinct playing experiences.

The Champions Course (renovated in 2011) is a combination of tour-quality challenges and straightforward playability, while the more spacious Legends Course (renovated in 2013) offers contrasting visuals and subtle nuances around the greens. The Champions Course has been ranked among Californias Best Courses You Can Play by Golfweek magazine.

Part of the Omni Hotels & Resorts collection of 12 golf destination resorts from coast to coast, Omni La Costa has been home for 40 years to the legends of the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour. And in 2014 it hosted the prestigious California State Amateur Championship, adding to an already impressive resume.

Off the course, complete the Omni La Costa experience with your choice of treatments at the award-winning Spa La Costa. Indulge with a La Costa Custom Massage, Clarifying Botanical Facial, Hydrating Acai Bamboo Facial or Brightening Stone Crop Facial.

The Swing & Spa Package starts at $ 479 per night (based on double occupancy) a savings of $ 380 per night and includes:

-Accommodations (choice of luxury rooms, suites and villas)

-Breakfast for two in Bistro 65

-Happy Hour at Diversions lobby lounge (two cocktails and an appetizer)

-Choice of golf and spa activities (two rounds of golf, or two 50-minute spa treatments, or one of each)

-Complimentary self-parking, high-speed internet, athletic club access, in-room coffee, daily newspaper upon arrival, resort charges

Along with its 50th anniversary, in 2015 the resort also is celebrating the debut of the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute (GPI), designed to unite a variety of disciplines that enrich the entire golf lifestyle, on and off the course. The GPI is under the direction of Omni La Costas award-winning Director Of Instruction A.J. Avoli, named by Golf Digest as one of the 40 Best Young Teachers In America.

And as the resort celebrates 50 years of glamour, it continues to enhance its illustrious history of attracting the great names in golf, as well as the glamorous stars of the entertainment world, to its luxurious Spanish Colonial campus, where the cool breeze of the nearby Pacific adds to the comfort of the new, redesigned guestrooms.

Additional information about Omni La Costa Resort & Spa may be found at http://www.lacosta.com.

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the companys Power of One associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa boasts the 43,000 square-foot Spa at La Costa, 607 spacious guestrooms, suites and Villas, a Clubhouse with a fitness center, two acclaimed restaurants – BlueFire Grill and Bistro 65 – two championship golf courses and a 17-court tennis center. The entire resort, linked by walkways and washed in color by lush vegetation and gardens, enjoys a village-like ambience. For more information on Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, call (800) 854-5000 or visit http://www.lacosta.com.

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Winter Park & Fraser Valley Chamber Announces 25 Winter Vacation Ideas Under $20 in Colorado’s Winter Wonderland

Winter Park, Colo. (PRWEB) December 11, 2014

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber knows sticking to a budget while on winter vacation is important. The Chamber has made it easy for family vacation planners by announcing 25 Colorado vacation ideas, all under $ 20.

Tubing and Sledding


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Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen Travels to Center of Gastronomic World with DuVine for New Chef on Wheels Bicycle Vacation

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 17, 2015

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. has once again teamed up with award-winning New York celebrity chef, Seamus Mullen, to offer travelers the exclusive opportunity to travel and taste with the accomplished epicurean. Seamus Mullen will be hosting this years Chef on Wheels bike tour in the current center of the gastronomic worldCosta Brava, Spain. From June 28 through July 3, 2015, Seamus and twelve lucky travelers will immerse themselves in the regions delights by shopping at local markets, enjoying intimate cooking classes, dining at the famous Celler Can Roca restaurant, and cycling through spectacular scenery.

After the success of last years sold-out Chef on Wheels bike tour to Italy, the celebrity chef and DuVine decided to return to Seamus culinary roots in 2015. No place in Europe is as near and dear to me as Spain, says Seamus. I spent many years living and cooking in Spain and I cant wait to return. The celebrated chef earned a national reputation as a leading connoisseur on Spanish food with the 2006 opening of Boqueria, the first critically acclaimed and highly successful tapas restaurants in New York. He has since thrilled New York foodies with his award-winning Tertulia restaurant and his trendy El Colmado tapas bar, as well as delighted Food Network viewers with appearances on The Next Iron Chef and Chopped.

The collaboration between Seamus Mullen and DuVines elite team of trip designers has produced a one-of-a-kind bike tour. The Chef on Wheels trips are really something special. They combine three of my favorite things in a single week: cycling, food and travel, says Seamus. La Costa Brava is such a magical place, and traveling by bicycle is the perfect way to get to know it! Key highlights of the trip include:

Traveling and tasting with award-winning New York celebrity chef Seamus Mullen through the current center of the gastronomic world
Seeking out the freshest local ingredients with Seamus at the weekly fish market in Palamos
Learning the secrets of superb Spanish cuisine with two intimate cooking classes lead by Seamus
Dining at the exclusive three-Michelin-starred Celler Can Roca, voted Best Restaurant in the World in 2013
Visiting an organic olive oil farm and an exclusive Baix Empord

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Sea Side Reservations Announces Record 2014 Demand For Cancun Furnished Vacation Rental Properties

(PRWEB) November 29, 2014

Sea Side Reservations, a trusted and respected name in Mexican beachfront vacation rental properties announces record 2014 demand for Cancun vacation rental properties. The company has consistently outpaced the competition when it comes to providing guest satisfaction and owner satisfaction year after year for a wide range of furnished villas, condos and private residential homes in Cancun Mexico. The company features an online reservation center as well as a call center that ensures clients personal information will be safe and secure when making a reservation. Most importantly, the company guarantees that a property will be ready and available upon arrival in Cancun. The company has consistently stated that it never entertains the idea of a bait and switch concept. In short, the property reserved is the property that can be expected upon arrival.

Another important aspect of choosing to work with Sea Side Reservations is that the company has implemented a certified five-star rating system on each and every furnished villa, condo and private residential home. This rating system is carefully validated and reviewed by professional property managers. In addition it is further confirmed by a steady influx of guest surveys that are received on a daily basis. All this data is combined as a way to generate an accurate rating system on furnished properties so that guests can make a more informed decision. The company has been rated number one in Mexico since 2001 with regard to total customer satisfaction. Few other managers of property in Mexico can compare in this regard.

The company boasts an impressive and responsive on-site team of managers that maintain properties in top condition at all times. This provides clients with a safe and comfortable experience when renting a property in beautiful Cancun Mexico. Having served property owners and vacationers alike since 1996, the company has built a reputation one client at a time. Considered by many to be a premier provider of the best in furnished vacation villas, condos and homes in Cancun, Sea Side Reservations is a company that simply gets it right.

Those in search of luxury beachfront homes and condominiums as a way to enjoy the perfect Mexican holiday need look no further than this respected firm. Assisting clients from across the country and around the world, Sea Side Reservations provides impeccable lodging services for travelers wishing to enjoy an extraordinary vacation in Cancun. Far exceeding anything that a hotel could ever offer, furnished properties in Cancun are becoming the new standard. Clients enjoy a host of amenities to ensure an outstanding vacation from start to finish. This recent announcement with regard to record 2014 demand for Cancun furnished vacation rental properties is further confirmation that Sea Side Reservations is dedicated to providing the absolute best in client satisfaction for both owners and guests in Cancun Mexico.

Sea Side Reservations is a leader in luxurious beachfront homes and condos located in highly desirable destinations throughout resort areas in Mexico. Specializing in Mexico holiday villas that offer affordable luxury to travelers from across the country and throughout the world, Sea Side Reservations is regarded as an expert when it comes to outstanding vacation home rentals. Providing exceptional assistance and guidance for travelers wishing to experience beautiful vacation spots such as Rocky Point Mexico, San Carlos, Cancun, as well as other spectacular Mexico resort areas, Sea Side Reservations is known for providing vacation planning that is beyond compare. Sea Side Reservations consistently exceeds clients expectations with regard to Mexico vacation rentals and reservations.

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New staySky Vacation Club Reports Strong Gains

(PRWEB) January 28, 2015

staySky Vacation Club is off to a great start, fueled by the growth in vacation ownership and the booming Orlando tourism market.

The Orlando Florida-based vacation club opened for sales in June 2014. Today, staySky Vacation Club is on a roll, adding members daily for an impressive six months of accelerated growth.

Our new vacation club is enjoying a groundswell of demand, says Jack Chevrier, vice president, staySky Vacation Club. With tourism in Orlando at an all-time high, I am confident this is the right product at the right time in the right place.

Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in 2013, setting a new record to become the No. 1 destination in the United States. The many new attractions still in the works have the region poised for even more visitors in the near future.

staySky Vacation Club answers the call for a superior family-oriented hotel experience. The members-based program complements staySkys core resort business and features four properties, each in the heart of Orlandos thriving tourism corridor. One property, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, ranked among TripAdvisors 2014 list of Top 10 Hotels for Families in the United States. Also part of the portfolio are: Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista, just one mile from Walt Disney World

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Unlimited Vacation Club Properties Earn Top Honor In Luxury Hospitality

(PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts today announced 14 of its resorts have received the coveted International Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). The awards were presented at a gala celebration at the new Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico.

With its emphasis on guest satisfaction and exceptional services, the Five Star Diamond Award represents the very best in luxury hospitality, said Joseph Cinque, AAHS president. These Unlimited Vacation Club resorts consistently deliver a vacation experience that goes well above and beyond guests expectations.

Located in premier destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, the UVC recipients of the 2014 Five Star Diamond Award are:

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Offers Tips to Save Money on a Vacation in Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 14, 2014

When it comes to your money, what happens in Vegas, does not necessarily have to stay in Vegas. You dont have to go home with an empty wallet and empty bank account. Known for its world famous casinos, top chefs, sparkling shows and dazzling strip, Las Vegas is a premier tourist destination with something to offer everyone. A record 39.7 million people visited Las Vegas in the past year, and according to a recent survey conducted by Expedia.com, the average Las Vegas-bound visitor spends an average of $ 1,600 for a three day vacation. But despite the expensive and extravagant options, proper planning will make it possible to have the same glitzy experience while sticking to a budget.

Vegas is filled with financial temptations that will test even the strictest budgeters, but with good planning, visitors can still have fun while not breaking the bank, said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of financial education nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling.

ACCC shares a few tips with consumers on how to be money-savvy and avoid blowing your budget while fully experiencing Sin City.

Limit Yourself: Make sure to only bring one credit card. This card should only be used for securing your hotel room, and for emergency uses. You want to avoid racking up unnecessary debt. Just because you have access to it, doesnt mean you have to use it.

Take What You Need: When youre exploring the Entertainment Capital of the World, only include necessities in your wallet or purse. Take your medical card, licenses, list of medications, etc. but everything else can be left at home. If anything happens to be lost or stolen, this minimizes hassles and problems.

Budget Daily: An important part to sticking to your budget is to allot yourself a certain amount of money that you can spend each day. When the money that you have allocated for the day runs out, stop gambling. Las Vegas is the worst place to be with no money, and ATM machines charge you significant fees to use them.

Pick Your Hotel Wisely: Choose your hotel based on budget and location. Take into account how much time you are realistically going to spend in the room. Keep in mind that you can go to any other hotels restaurant, shows, or casinos regardless of whether or not you are a guest at the hotel. If you can, try to stay on the Strip, as most of the hotels are located there. Also, be cautious and use Google Maps to view the hotel location before you book. beware hotels are much further apart than they appear.

Consider Your Shows: Shows can be very reasonable or very expensive. There are opportunities to buy discount tickets the day of the show, but these are often limited and seating may not be ideal. If it is a show you must see, consider buying the tickets from home.

Fiscally Friendly Food: Restaurants can also be very reasonable or very expensive. Look at the menu. There are plenty of less expensive chain restaurants that are good choices without having to break the bank. Consider your dining experiences wisely.

You Can Get a Free Show: See the free attractions such as the famous fountain show at the Bellagio, the pirates at Treasure Island, or explore The Rio. Not only are they free, theyre worth the time and are very enjoyable!

Be a Player: Join the Players Club at your hotel. This is a no-cost way to earn points -and points equal money- for gambling. Dont gamble simply to earn points though; the points you earn are worth far less than the money you gambled to earn them. .

Walk and Shop: There is plenty of entertainment to enjoy and experience just by walking on the Strip. Take the trolley and use this as an opportunity to window shop, take in the sites, and simply people watch. It saves money, and its a lot of fun.

Take a Break from the Glamour: Not everything about Vegas has to be sequin-filled and bedazzled. Take the time to visit the Hoover Dam or experience the Grand Canyon.

Travel Thrifty: Only use taxis if you absolutely must, and if you do, try to double up with others and split the cost. Consider taking public buses. Also, look into a three day pass for the monorail which travels to most of the hotels on the Strip.

Learn the Game: Make sure not to go into any game youre playing blind. Casinos make it difficult enough to win, its nearly impossible if you dont know the game youre playing. Most hotels give free lessons to learn basic gambling games like blackjack, craps, and roulette.

Dont Spend More Than Youve Saved: Gamble what you can afford, and only that. Gambling should be for entertainment purposes only. Treat it as entertainment and treat losses as the cost that comes with the hope of winning.

ACCCs certified and experienced counselors offer a variety of financial education, counseling and debt management services to help consumers achieve long-term financial health and stability. These financial education programs help consumers to better understand and manage their finances. ACCCs holiday spending poll is the first in a series of planned monthly polls related to budgeting and spending habits, intended to help consumers recognize their budgeting needs. ACCC plans to post these polls and the results on their website and Facebook page.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

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DreamTrips Vacation Club Named Europes Leading Travel Club at 2014 World Travel Awards European Ceremony

Plano, TX (PRWEB UK) 15 October 2014

DreamTrips Vacation Club, one of the worlds leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was voted Europes Leading Travel Club for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony was held at Divani Appolon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece on Saturday, August 2, with hundreds of hospitality industry leaders.

This award recognizes the commitment to excellence that DreamTrips has demonstrated in Europe within the last year. The award, voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognized DreamTrips outstanding service and product offerings.Nominees in other European region travel categories include W Hotels Worldwide, Ritz-Carlton, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Royal Caribbean International.

Its an honor to be named a leader in the European travel industry and to be selected for this award by our peers, WorldVentures Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Wayne Nugent said. This outstanding accomplishment is a reflection of the high standards our entire team strives to maintain, especially our travel agency partner, Rovia, which aims to deliver excellence and unforgettable experiences to all of our members.

Since 1993, World Travel Awards (WTA) has acknowledged and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the global tourism industry. Last year, DreamTrips was also named Worlds Leading Travel Club at the 2013 WTA Grand Final. The Europe Gala Ceremony is the second stop on the annual Grand Tour which visited Dubai earlier this year, and will include stops in Nigeria, Ecuador, India and Anguilla, before arriving in Morocco for the Grand Final in November.

About DreamTrips

DreamTrips delivers high-quality, one-of-a-kind curated travel and vacation experiences to its vacation club members. More information can be found at


About World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 21st anniversary, it is regarded as the highest achievement a travel product or service could hope to receive. More information can be found at http://www.worldtravelawards.com.

For inquiries, contact:

Christine Carter

Email: press(AT)worldventures.com

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Krystal International Vacation Club Highlights Best Family Activities in Cancun this Fall

Cancun, Mexico (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

Families heading to Cancun for their family vacation will have an overabundance of choices awaiting them. Krystal International Vacation Club knows that Cancun’s wide variety of vacation activities can feel overwhelming for first-time travelers, and is taking the time to recommend parents a few family-friendly attractions that are sure to be fun for the entire family.

1. Cancun Jungle Tour

As one of the most popular family attractions in Cancun, Krystal International Vacation Club knows that families will enjoy the Cancun Jungle Tour. Conveniently located near the Cancun Hotel Zone, the Jungle Tour allows guests to drive their own boats through the local mangrove swamp and out to the world’s second largest reef ecosystem. Upon arrival at the coral reef, travelers will hop out of their boats and snorkel around in the beautiful waters for nearly an hour. The tour lasts for just over two hours and departs three times each day. Reservations are suggested.

2. Cancun Interactive Aquarium

Krystal International Vacation Club also recommends that families stop by the Cancun Interactive Aquarium. At the aquarium guests will get to see many aquatic creatures up close in the exhibits. From seahorses and dolphins to sharks and sea lions, the Cancun Interactive Aquarium has it all. The aquarium offers attractions like the chance to swim with dolphins and hang out with sea lions. There is also the intense Shark Encounter where guests can view fearsome sharks like the Tiger and Bull sharks from inside their own tanks.

3. Wet N Wild Water Park

Another great family-friendly experience in Cancun is the Wet N Wild water park. Krystal International Vacation Club points out that a visit to the water park may be the highlight of the vacation for many kids. The 18-acre water park features plenty of pools, slides, and attractions to keep the family busy all day. Some of the attractions include the Kamikaze, which is the biggest and fastest water slide at the park, the Wave Pool, which is big enough to accommodate six-hundred occupants at once, and the Bubba Tub, a six-story three-tier water slide. The Wet N Wild Park is also part of Parque Nizuc, which offers dolphin and sea lion encounters. An additional fee is required for access to the animal encounters.

For more information about premium accommodations in Cancun, contact Krystal International Vacation Club today.

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Signature Vacation Rentals Announces Group Rates and Planning Services for Rental Clients

(PRWEB) October 07, 2014

Signature Vacation Rentals, an innovative and forward-looking vacation rental property management-company announces group rates and group planning services for rental clients. This is an important service that should not be overlooked and allows those with small and large groups alike to enjoy better rates on quality luxury vacation rentals. Most importantly, Signature Vacation Rentals provides expert guidance for professionally trained customer service representatives to ensure that groups of any size get personalized and detailed assistance with regard to planning and reserving a furnished vacation rental anywhere throughout the state of Arizona. When calling reservations, clients can simply indicate how many people will be in their group and the type of group planning a vacation.

Expert reservations specialists will quickly go to work in determining what type of property, location and other considerations will be best suited to a particular group traveling on vacation or for business. Signature Vacation Rentals has continued to state that the company’s mission is to be the best vacation rental property management company in the industry. Detailed interactions with owners, guests and rental clients in order to achieve outstanding customer service and real value when it comes to vacation rental properties is what Signature Vacation Rentals has been providing for decades. Outstanding furnished properties and world-class service ensures that rental clients enjoy the best vacation experience possible. Properties rented through Signature Vacation Rentals are privately owned and maintained helping to ensure a far superior experience than could ever be achieved in a hotel setting.

Featuring a professional and unique rental process, Signature Vacation Rentals takes property management and property rentals to an entirely new level. This means that any time a guest or rental client experiences any type of issue or problem with a rental property that the experts at Signature Vacation Rentals will immediately and professionally resolve the issue or problem at hand. From protecting an owners real estate investment to providing rental clients with a seamless and enjoyable vacation experience, Signature Vacation Rentals has quickly become the property management company of choice throughout the entire state of Arizona. By screening each rental client as a way to maintain a quality experience for both renters and property owners, Signature Vacation Rentals provides a level of quality that is second to none.

Matching renters with properties that are professionally managed by Signature Vacation Rentals makes possible great advantages for both rental clients and property owners. The best vacation property experience is always close at hand when property owners and rental clients choose to work with Signature Vacation Rentals. From short term or corporate housing to luxury vacation rentals and furnished properties of virtually any kind, Signature Vacation Rentals has been providing outstanding vacation planning and vacation rental services for well over 20 years. This recent announcement to providing group rates and planning services for rental clients is further proof that Signature Vacation Rentals takes quality customer service seriously. Signature Vacation Rentals offers travelers from around the world excellent opportunities when it comes to rental properties throughout Arizona.

Signature Vacation Rentals is an innovative expert in vacation rentals and property management throughout Phoenix, Mesa and captivating Sedona Arizona. The company offers unique and professional short-term rental, vacation rentals and corporate housing that consistently exceed clients expectations. As in industry leader in the Phoenix, Mesa and Sedona rental market, Signature Vacation Rentals is respected for excellence in customer service and personalized professionalism. Located in sunny and friendly Phoenix Arizona, Signature Vacation Rentals strives to make every vacation, short-term housing or corporate housing accommodation perfect in every way.

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Vacation Fulfillment Invites Fall Travelers to 3 Top United States Destinations

San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

The fall travel season is well underway, offering travelers a chance to take advantage of amazing destinations while the crowds are few and the weather is lovely. When vacationers want to see some of the best destinations in the United States, Vacation Fulfillment knows that the fall is the perfect time to visit for a laid back atmosphere. Those who are dreaming of a great US getaway this fall are encouraged to visit one of these 3 ever-popular destinations.


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Global Vacation Ventures Highlights 5 Spooky Destinations for Halloween Getaways

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2014

Global Vacation Ventures is a leading concierge country club travel agency that caters to each of its members individual vacation desires and needs. This Halloween, GVV knows that some travelers want to experience the holiday as never before with a trip to a haunted destination for some fall thrills. Here are some of this leading travel providers best spots to get scared this month.

1. Jack the Ripper Tour, London

With the fall being a time of slower travel, international vacations are more accessible to travelers than ever before. Taking a trip to London is sure to delight every horror lover as they embark on the Jack the Ripper tour. Jack the Ripper was famous for targeting ladies of the night in Victorian London, but was never caught. On this tour, travelers can retrace the steps that he took throughout the older parts of London for a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience.

2. Ghosts of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The famous Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War resulted in 51,000 soldier casualties, the souls of whom many believe still haunt the fields and graves of this historic location today. Take a Ghosts of Gettysburg tour by candlelight for a truly thrilling and bone-chilling experience shares Global Vacation Ventures.

3. The Real Mary Kings Close, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world and as such has lots of history and has been through many hardships. One of those hardships was the plague, which ravaged through the country in the 17th century. Many citizens died in the tunnels of the close, which are rumored to be extremely haunted with their souls who still call this location their home.

4. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains is The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen Kings The Shining, which was later transformed into a major motion picture. To this day, The Shining still terrifies audiences of all ages. Global Vacation Ventures shares that daily tours through the grounds tell tales of haunted ballrooms and gardens that ghosts frequent.

5. The Salem Night Tour, Salem, Massachusetts

Perhaps the ultimate Halloween getaway experience is one that takes a traveler to Salem, Massachusetts, where the famed Salem Witch Trials happened in 1692. This 90-minute tour takes travelers on a journey to some of the citys most haunted locations.

For more information about premium accommodations at any of these frightful destinations, contact Global Vacation Ventures today.





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Signature Vacation Rentals Announces A Recent Increase In Demand For Rental Properties In Phoenix Arizona

(PRWEB) September 26, 2014

Signature Vacation Rentals, an innovative and forward-looking vacation rental property management-company announces a recent increased demand for rental properties in Phoenix Arizona. The company has experienced a notable and welcome increase in the demand for rental properties throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. This may be due largely in part to the fact that there are a growing number of people that are discovering Arizona as an excellent option for an affordable vacation. Phoenix is a unique community that offers the finest in dining, shopping and outdoor activities as well as sporting events and art related activities. Few other region of the country can compare when it comes to versatility and affordability.

Signature Vacation Rentals is a company that selects only the finest quality rental condos, villas and private residential homes to be added to its rental program. Each property is hand selected and carefully inspected prior to being released for rent. Signature Vacation Rentals maintains high standards to ensure that renters have an exclusive and upscale experience when they visit Phoenix and the surrounding communities. Even more impressive is the fact that the company specializes in furnished vacation rentals that consist of villas, condos and private homes. Those traveling from outside the country and from around the United States have discovered that furnished vacation rental properties in the Phoenix area far exceed anything that a hotel or resort could possibly offer.

As a professional owner-centric property management company, Signature Vacation Rentals offers vacation rental properties in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson as well as throughout Arizona. As a market leader in Arizona vacation rentals, the company has more than a decade of experience and professionally manages each and every property to ensure the highest level of satisfaction. The company has been privately held since 2001 and has well over half a century of combined vacation rental experience to its credit. Signature Vacation Rentals takes pride in its work and delivers a genuine commitment to quality service. With notable recognition throughout the community, Signature Vacation Rentals is a logical choice for those demanding the best in quality rentals.

As a licensed property management company that is recognized by the Arizona Department of Real Estate, Signature Vacation Rentals is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and has a proven track record. As one of the only vacation, short-term and corporate housing companies in the region that has consistently exceeded the expectations of clients, Signature Vacation Rentals has quickly grown in popularity through word-of-mouth advertising. With referral business, repeat business and a wide variety of ongoing clients, Signature Vacation Rentals simply gets it right when it comes to quality property management in Arizona. This announcement with regard to a recent increase in demand for rental properties in Phoenix Arizona is further indication that this is a growing market that requires quality management.

Signature Vacation Rentals is an innovative expert in vacation rentals and property management throughout Phoenix, Mesa and captivating Sedona Arizona. The company offers unique and professional short-term rental, vacation rentals and corporate housing that consistently exceed clients expectations. As in industry leader in the Phoenix, Mesa and Sedona rental market, Signature Vacation Rentals is respected for excellence in customer service and personalized professionalism. Located in sunny and friendly Phoenix Arizona, Signature Vacation Rentals strives to make every vacation, short-term housing or corporate housing accommodation perfect in every way.

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DreamTrips Vacation Club Named Africas Leading Travel Club at 2014 WorldTravel Awards Ceremony in Nigeria

Plano, TX (PRWEB UK) 6 September 2014

DreamTrips Vacation Club, one of the worlds leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was recognized as Africas Leading Travel Club for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards (WTA)the second WTA regional award for the travel club this year. The World Travel Awards Africa& Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony was held at Transcorp Hilton Abuja in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, Sept. 5, with hundreds of tourism professionals in attendance.

The award acknowledges DreamTrips distinguished travel club excellence in the Africa and Indian Ocean regions within the last year. Industry leaders from across both regions identified DreamTrips for exceptional service and product offerings. Nominees in other Africa and Indian Ocean travel categories include Four Seasons Hotels, Hilton, Marriott, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

We are grateful to be recognized as Africas best travel club a month after DreamTrips was named Europes Leading Travel Club, WorldVentures Co-Founder and CEO Mike Azcue said. Together with Rovia, our travel agency partner, the team composes unforgettable travel experiences, which include a unique product offering and exceptional customer service for our worldwide membership. This is a warm handshake from the tourism industrys leadership.

Since 1993, WTA has acknowledged and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the global tourism industry. Last year, DreamTrips was named Worlds Leading Travel Club at the 2013 WTA Grand Finals. The Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony is the fourth stop on the annual Grand Tour which visited Dubai, Greece and Ecuador earlier this year, and will include stops in India and Anguilla before arriving in Morocco for the Grand Finals in November.

About DreamTrips

DreamTrips delivers high-quality, one-of-a-kind curated travel and vacation experiences to its vacation club members. More information can be found at http://www.dreamtrips.com/experience-more.

About World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 21st anniversary, it is regarded as the highest achievement a travel product or service could hope to receive. More information can be found at http://www.worldtravelawards.com.

For inquiries, contact:

Laura Wards

Email: press(at)worldventures(dot)com

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IAVRA joins MetaMarketplace to expand portfolio of certified vacation rentals

(PRWEB) September 17, 2014

IAVRAs B2B focused vacation rental marketplace connects 2000+ international travel professionals to a curated portfolio of 8,000+ professionally managed properties across 58 countries. MetaMarketplace gives businesses the tools and the supply to build their own travel marketplaces. This new partnership bolsters the MetaMarketplace offering as marketplace partners now have access to an extensive, tried and trusted portfolio of villas, city apartments, chalets, lodges and vacation rentals of all types and budgets.

IAVRA founding partner JC Moquette explains, We had both identified the same industry challenges of fragmentation and unregulated product. We were independently helping businesses access qualified professionally managed vacation rentals in a transparent and efficient way. Joining forces was an obvious next step. Together we have a larger portfolio of properties curated to meet trade-quality standards, new tools to offer our partners, and with MetaMarketplaces bold new model, the chance to extend something really valuable and unique to the industry an easy way to build travel marketplaces that connect certified accommodation to previously unreachable channels of demand.

MetaMarketplace gives buyers and sellers a powerful infrastructure to connect the right kinds of supply with the right kinds of demand. It is a network of previously untapped channels, where travel suppliers push out their properties to organizations with committed travelers who pull in selections to their own branded marketplaces. Behind this network is a growing portfolio of certified vacation rentals and boutique hotels. The quality of this portfolio is integral to the success of MetaMarketplace as it ensures that buyers have the confidence to extend their brands with some of the most desirable new experiences in travel.

According to Demeure CEO, Peter Schwartz, With IAVRA on board, our marketplace partners have easy access to a dynamic and trustworthy portfolio of certified properties curated to meet the demand of their travelers without the need to establish hundreds of commercial relations. He also asserts that Marketplaces are the right model for the business, as they function on sound principles of commerce and transparent, authentic relationships. The end result is more value for buyers and sellers alike and a place where travelers want to book their vacation rentals.

MetaMarketplace is attracting a variety of participants who share this view of the industry. Sellers include the worlds top vacation rental management companies and boutique hotels in popular destinations worldwide. Buyers include established travel agencies, but also membership-based organizations with captive audiences such as loyalty programs and timeshare operators.

About MetaMarketplace

MetaMarketplace is a travel technology company that helps businesses thrive by connecting them to rich channels of supply and demand. Its patent-pending technology platform enables businesses to build their own branded travel marketplaces and sellers to get their properties in front of consumers accessible through no other means. Parent company Demeure was founded in 2009 in Waterloo, Canada and has additional offices in London, UK and Vienna, Austria.

For more information, visit http://www.metamarketplace.com.

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