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2012 Perspective Magazine Award Winners Announced at GNEX Timeshare and Fractional Conference


The vacation ownership industry’s leading independent multi-media information provider reveals the winners during a Gala dinner at the conclusion of the Global Networking Expo.

Orlando, FL, February 08, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Timeshare and fractional industry professionals from across the globe gathered for the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner at the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico at the conclusion of GNEX 2012 – The Global Meeting Of Minds on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012.

The elite of the timeshare and fractional industry were announced to GNEX 2012 attendees as the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, consisted of forty two beautiful crystal trophies which were presented during a lavish six course gala dinner.

Winners were decided through a combination of online voting and decisions from a panel of four industry experts, with each of the five components accounting for 20 percent of the overall tally. Online voting took place during the month of January, with over 9,000 votes cast online from industry professionals across the world as nearly 150 nominees competed for the coveted awards and accompanying global recognition provided through the industry’s most-read trade publication.

The results are as follows:

Winners
Best Design – Exterior - Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas
Best Design – Interior - Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta
Best Management Company - Classic Holidays
Best Marketing Program - Corporate Alliance Marketing, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Best Place To Work - Hilton Grand Vacations
Best Project Team - Dial An Exchange, North America Office
Best Newcomer - Tesoro Resorts
Best Individual Professional – Sales - Suraj Naik, Royal Resorts
Best Individual Professional – Marketing - Erika Garcia, CEO, Blue Strawberry Resorts
Best Green Initiative – Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa and Nature Park
Best Innovation - MAS International Company
Best Media - Interval International's Online Community
Best Technology - Merlin Software
Best Financial Services - Consumer Finance, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Best Developer Partner (Over 50 Employees) - CSA Travel Protection
Best Developer Partner (Under 50 Employees) - Lloydshare Limited
Best Industry Leader - Bruce L. Thompson, CEO, Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts
Entrepreneur of the Year - John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group

Regional Winners
Best Timeshare Resort, North America - Dawn Beach Club
Best Timeshare Resort, Europe & Middle East - Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Best Timeshare Resort, Asia Pacific - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Resort, South Africa - Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort
Best Timeshare Resort, Latin America - BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Best Timeshare Unit, North America - Westgate Park City
Best Timeshare Unit, Europe & Middle East - Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Best Timeshare Unit, Asia Pacific - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Unit, South Africa - Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort
Best Timeshare Unit, Latin America - Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Best Fractional Resort, North America - Hyatt Grand Aspen
Best Fractional Resort, Europe & Middle East - Heavenly Collection at Golden Sands
Best Fractional Resort, Asia Pacific - Karma Kandara
Best Fractional Resort, South Africa - Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Best Fractional Resort, Latin America - Mayakoba Residences

Best Fractional Unit, North America - Mountain Spirit Resort & Spa
Best Fractional Unit, Europe & Middle East - Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort
Best Fractional Unit, Asia Pacific - Karma Kandara
Best Fractional Unit, South Africa - Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Best Fractional Unit, Latin America - Mayakoba Residences

Worldwide Winners
Best Timeshare Resort - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Unit - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Fractional Resort - Mayakoba Residences
Best Fractional Unit - Karma Kandara

Special thanks go to the Judges:
Tom Goetschius, President & CEO, Tom Goetschius Associates
Jamie Klein, President, The Lore Institute
Craig Morganson, CEO, Holiday Systems International
Sherman Potvin, CEO, Fractional Homes International

Nominations are already open for the 2013 Perspective Magazine Awards, so timeshare and fractional industry professionals are asked to visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/gnex/awards/ for more information.

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:
Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Travel To Go, Interval International, Lloydshare, RCI, BuyaTimeshare.com, Customer Count, Emirates Vacation Club, First American Title Insurance Company, Hop-On, Merlin Software, Sell My Timeshare NOW, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, YachtsE, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Grand Velas, Mayakoba Residences, Royal Resorts, Unlimited Vacation Club, Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), The Pacific Institute, Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, Resort Development Organisation (RDO), The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.

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