Brian Gay Invitational

Diamond Resorts Brian Gay Invitational Raises $805,000

Diamond Resorts International announced that its second annual Brian Gay Invitational raised a grand total of $805,000. Proceeds from the invitational will go to the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children (FHFC).

Since the inaugural tournament in 2013, Diamond Resorts International® has raised over $1.2 million to benefit the FHFC. This year’s philanthropy was held on December 12–14, 2014 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida. [Read more...]

Velas Resorts

Orbitz Names Velas Resorts as a 2014 Best in Stay Hotels

This year, two Velas Resorts were honored with 2014 Best in Stay Awards from Orbitz. The Velas Vallarta was named one of the top hotels in Puerto Vallarta, while the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit won in the all-inclusive category. [Read more...]

timeshare in turkey

RCI Adds 11 New Properties in Turkey

Since the beginning of 2014, RCI has welcomed 11 new affiliated properties in Turkey.

As the largest timeshare exchange company in the world, RCI is already affiliated with over 4,500 properties. Although they have many resorts in popular destinations such as Orlando and Cabo San Lucas, they have recently made an effort to include more exotic locations. With the addition of these Turkish resorts, RCI members now have more options than ever before. [Read more...]

Sherpareport Luxury Vacation Club

SherpaReport’s Guide to Luxury Vacation Clubs

SheraReport, an independent source for information about luxury travel clubs, recently released a comprehensive guide titled Destination Clubs: A Guide for Prospective Members.

Destinations Clubs operate similar to a points-based timeshare. You must pay an initial cost to join the club, then an annual fee to remain a member. Once you join, you’ll have access to a variety of accommodations and destinations.

However, while timeshare typically offer condominium-style accommodations these clubs offer full vacation homes. Many of the homes are luxury, designer homes set in some of the world’s most exotic locations. Another perk that comes with a destination club is a travel planner. Depending on the type of membership, you may have a personal travel advisor to plan activities and meals so you won’t have to lift a finger.

This is the eighth year that SherpaReport has released the destinations clubs guide and it is free for consumers. The guide provides great detail about vacation clubs including their business model, types of membership, and tips for selecting the right membership for your needs. With this guide, not only will you learn more about destination/vacation clubs, but you can feel more comfortable about joining one.

Travel Clubs like the ones described in SherpaReport’s guide offer access to some of the most luxurious accommodations in the world. You can visit destinations such as Cabo, New York, and Aspen in style.

President of SherpaReport, Nick Copley said, “The prior year versions have helped thousands of people with their luxury vacation club research. We’ve done the research to help people compare and contrast the different clubs. After reading the guide, members can choose the best club for themselves and their families.”

SherpaReport is an independent expert in the luxury travel industry. To read the report, visit