Dedicated employees and innovative ideas have helped Australia’s largest vacation ownership company, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, win five accolades at the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council’s (ATHOC) National Industry Awards.The 2011 National Industry Awards were held at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on Friday night, recognising contributions to the success and continued growth of the vacation ownership industry across Australia.Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific received awards in the categories of Corporate, Sales and Whole of Industry – Excellence Awards.The award winners were:Melanie Hardie, Owner Services Inbound Manager – Excellence in ServiceWynnie the Wallaby initiative – Industry Innovation AwardFrederich Becker, Project Director at WorldMark Resort Denarau Island – Sales Manager of the YearKirra Beach Sales – Sales Team of the YearTullika Deswal, Corporate Upgrades – Sales Performer of the YearWyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific CEO and Managing Director, Barry Robinson said the company’s success at this year’s awards demonstrated the continued dedication and commitment of its employees to the vacation ownership industry.“Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is fortunate to have a talented group of employees who go above and beyond to create invaluable ideas and innovations to contribute to the vacation ownership industry.”“Just to be nominated for these awards is a great achievement and puts you amongst the best in your field. All our nominees should feel honoured that they were recognised for their contribution to the industry and to Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific,” Barry added.ATHOC is the representative body for the Australian timeshare (vacation ownership) industry. With just 16 peer-nominated, nationally judged awards available and only one nominee permitted per category, per company, the industry awards are highly sought after.Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific develops and manages resorts for its vacation ownership club, WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. WorldMark South Pacific Club currently has more than 44,000 vacation ownership owners and 21 resorts across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s2011 ATHOC Award nominees. L-R: Toni Traicos, Markus Sigmann and AngieChristofis from Wyndham collecting the IndustryInnovation Award for Wynnie the Wallaby. Source = Wyndham Vacation Ownership
December 4, 1999Much of the detailing-work in the construction of Arcosanti is performed on-site.Cabinets, trim, fixtures, lighting, and railings, to name a few, are all elementswhich are fabricated in the various shops. The reuse of materials in these fabricationsis always desirable, as well, and is an example of frugality in practice. In this photo, current workshopper, JamesDavenport, who has opted to spend his time in the Metalshop cuts apart some scrapmetal to obtain pieces which will be welded into a railing. Photo and text byBenjamin Ericson.
Vivendi has sold its remaining shares in US games company Activision Blizzard, in which it once held a majority stake, for US$1.1 billion (€1 billion), bringing an immediate addition to its cash pile of US$0.4 billion.Vivendi sold 41.5 million shares in the games provider, representing a 5.7% stake, the value of which has increased by about 40% since last June.Following an agreement in 2013, Vivendi sold 85% of shares in Activision Blizzard for US$8.2 billion and then sold a further 5.8% for US$850 million in 2014.Vivendi remains involved in the games business via its acquisition of stakes in French games providers Ubisoft and Gameloft, in which it has progressively upped its interest.
Manfred AronssonBonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV outfit C More has signed a six-year deal giving it access to Swedish Hockey League (SHL) matches until the 2023-24 season.The deal, which takes effect from the 2018-19 season and gives C More the right to air live regular season matches and playoffs exclusively, is the longest TV contract entered into by the SHL to date.C More already holds the current rights to SHL matches. The pay TV broadcaster has also recently signed long-term agreements with Sweden’s handball and floorball leagues.C More CEO Manfred Aronsson said that the latest deal was evidence of the pay TV outfit’s long-term investment in Swedish sport and represented a joint declaration of intent to develop the SHL’s international presence and encourage participation.