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El Cid Hosts Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament

On Thanksgiving Day, El Cid will host the annual Governor’s Cup golf tournament.

The 3rd annual event will be held at the El Cid Golf and Country Club (also known as the Hotel Granada El Cid) in Mazatlan, Mexico.

The event is an invitational tournament, meaning that participants in the tournament itself are welcomed by invitation only. The tournament will be divided into several categories based on skill. Prizes will be award to winners in each category. [Read more...]

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RCI Adds 25 Resorts to Affiliated Network in 3rd Quarter

This week, RCI announced that it added over 25 properties to its affiliated resort network during the 3rd quarter of 2014. These new properties will join the 4,500 other resorts already included within RCI’s affiliated network.

This quarter, the timeshare exchange company added resorts at exciting destinations, including Mexico, Barbados, and Turkey. [Read more...]

Brian Gay Invitational

2nd Annual Brian Gay Invitational Announced by Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International® has announced plans to bring back the Brian Gay Invitational in 2014.

This year’s tournament will be held at the Diamond Resorts International® Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club from December 12th through the 14th. The event will benefit the Florida Hospital for Children and includes a golf tournament, concert, and a theme park adventure for families.

Over 30 celebrities and athletes will join a select group of Diamond Resorts’ business partners to raise money throughout the tournament. On Saturday, the event will feature a celebrity/amateur tournament where each amateur group will have the option to add a celebrity to their team for a foursome. This year’s invitational will feature hall of fame athletes such as Richard Dent, George Gervin, Gaylord Perry, Reggie Jackson, and Mike Euzione.

During the tournament, families of the participants are invited to visit the Orlando’s theme parks for a chance to see what it’s like to “Stay Vacationed,” Diamond’s trademark slogan.

Executive VP chief sales and marketing officer, Michael Flaskey said, “Being able to offer two world-class golf competitions, on such a beautiful and challenging course as Mystic Dunes Golf Course and bringing together such accomplished athletes and musicians for a fantastic weekend among family and friends allows Diamond Resorts to make a real difference in the lives of children. It is our honor to help raise funds for such a worthy cause. Thanks to the generosity of our participants and sponsors, we hope to build on last year’s success.”

After the awards ceremony for the amateur/celebrity tournament on December 13th, guests will be treated to a private concert. This year’s private concert will feature country music star Chris Young. Young was nominated for a Grammy for his latest album “A.M.” and recently selected as “Country Music’s Sexiest Man” by Country Weekly.

Sunday will feature the leading event, the Diamond Resorts Celebrity Invitational. On this day, celebrities will play against current PGA Tour players, including Brian Gay.

Last year’s tournament was a huge success and raised over $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children. In just a few weeks, we will see how much they can raise in 2014. To learn more about the Brian Gay Invitational, visit the event tumblr page at

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Palace Resorts Begins Renovations in Jamaica

Last summer, Palace Resorts announced plans to open their first resort outside of Mexico — the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. This week, Palace Resorts officially began construction on the new timeshare resort.

Formerly known as the Sunset Jamaica Grande, the resort was purchase by the Palace Resorts group during July of 2014. Palace Resorts plans to remodel most of the property including guest rooms, meeting spaces, common areas, restaurants, and the resort’s curb appeal. [Read more...]