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Resort With A Real Estate Ownership Component: A Turnaround Case Study

In this article, we study a resort with a residential ownership component as a means of considering some of the key factors affecting this increasingly common property feature.

In Focus: The Mixed-Use Concept – A Trend Shaping in Greek Tourism Developments

This article provides an overview of the luxury tourism mixed-use developments and vacation homes market in Greece.

HVS Perspectives on the All-Inclusive Product

Today's rising popularity of all-inclusive resorts is directly correlated to the value proposition for the guest. The resorts that offer customized products and services with personalized experiences are beneficial to both the owner and the customer.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Fee-for-Service Arrangements Provide Opportunities for New Entrants into the Shared Ownership Industry

HVS consultants in Florida advise new entrants to consider the timeshare arena, thanks to new capital light and fee-for-service structures which, eliminate barriers to entry.

The Increasing Importance of Branded Residences

We have interviewed industry experts to explore the strategies and future growth opportunities for branded residences on a global scale. This article represents our findings based on a sample of eight luxury international branded residence operators.

Spotlight on Morocco: Marrakech's Luxury Hotel Market

This article explores what effects increased visitation and other changes in the market are likely to have on the demand/supply balance in Marrakech's luxury hotel sector. We also provide a performance forecast up to 2016.

Repositioning a Destination

What is needed to reposition an entire destination? All around the world destinations reach a mature life cycle and are forced to re-invent themselves due to increased global competition. This case study on Montenegro can provide an insight.

Branded Residences – Towards the Three Way Win

A review of the Branded Residence sector based on the results of the 2010 EHL Strategy Challenge at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne when 150 students set about forecasting the future of Timeshare, Branded Residences and Fractional Ownership.

Resorts - A Focus On Value

What is a Resort? How should the performance of Resorts be benchmarked and does this affect how we manage and value a Resort property? In the first of two articles we explore the Resort business model and where the value drivers lie.
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