Vacatia | January 04, 2022
Vacatia Inc., a leading provider of innovative, customer-centric solutions for timeshare owners, property management and vacation rentals, has acquired Virginia Beach, Virginia-based VSA Resorts, a hospitality and vacation ownership company. With the addition of VSA's three resorts and association management business, Vacatia now manages 21 timeshare and 42 whole-ownership homeowners associations with 4,750 units and 50,000 owners.
"The addition of VSA Resorts to our nationwide network reflects Vacatia's dedication to providing owners and guests with high-quality, hassle-free vacations in the most in-demand destinations,We are committed to enhancing owner and guest experiences by delivering new benefits and expanding the customer base at our resorts across eight states."
-Caroline Shin, Vacatia's CEO and co-founder
VSA Resorts' properties include Ocean Key Resort, Atrium Resort and Ocean Sands Resort, all located in Virginia Beach. VSA also manages wholly owned condominium associations in the area. They employ nearly 100 people and have an owner base of more than 18,000.
"In considering this sale, we were impressed by Vacatia's new ideas for independent timeshare resorts, customer-centric perspective and highly capable management team,Our owners will be well served by Vacatia's ability to enhance their existing ownerships, and our team will have increased opportunities for advancement as part of a larger, fast-growing company."
-Lori Overholt, president of VSA.
As Vacatia-managed properties, VSA resorts will be featured on the Vacatia.com website and offered through third-party booking platforms. Owners at these resorts will be able to participate in OwnerPLUS, which easily enables travel to Vacatia's managed and affiliated resorts. In addition, these resorts will be available through VacatiaPLUS, Vacatia's innovative subscription-based membership model, which invites a new generation of travelers to independent timeshare resorts.
It has rapidly grown its property management services to 4,750 units in eight states. Management services are just one of the fresh solutions offered by Vacatia, which has 750 industry partners, including some of the largest timeshare companies, relying on it for rental and resale services. Their products drive owner engagement, improve cash flow, attract new members and even finance needed property renovations. Vacatia Partner Services (VPS) is the division of Vacatia that works with property management companies and independently managed associations across the country to help timeshare resorts to thrive in the modern era. To learn more about VPS's rental, resale, subscription membership products and property management services, and how they are reinventing the timeshare experience across discovery, booking, and stay, call (720) 449-6738 or visit vacatiapartnerservices.com.
Google | November 18, 2020
Travel innovation organizations are pushing for the European Commission to address Google's act of presenting its own administrations as a rule search.
In a letter to Margrethe Vestager, magistrate for rivalry, 130 organizations and 28 industry associations, over various areas, request that the Commission "enforce its 2017 abuse of dominance decision."
The letter says that Google doesn't contend reasonably in search and has not accomplished by "competing on the merit."
The letter proceeds to state that despite the fact that the impending recommendations on the guideline of computerized watchmen may support longer term, the Commission should act currently, utilizing the current system, to address the circumstance.
"Many of us may not have the strength and resources to wait until such regulation really takes effect."
European Waterways | September 16, 2020
In tandem with the continuing growth of the solo travel market, European Waterways has extended its Solo Cruise in 2021 aboard the 20-passenger La Bella Vita hotel barge, which will sail between Venice and Mantua along Italy’s Po River and the Bianco Canal.
Departing on Oct. 10, 2021 – and exclusive to solo travelers – the six-night cruise offers 10 percent off for advance bookings, which represents a savings of $560 off the $5,600 single rate, European Waterways said.