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Panama City, Panama (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Sirenis Premium Travelers Club proudly announced today that it won a Gold ARDY award for its innovative new iPad-based electronic member kit. The tablet application replaces the long-standing traditional printed binder member guide that most vacation ownership companies have used for decades. The iPad application is part of a larger plan to provide virtual member access through robust website, tablet and mobile applications, all of which are scheduled to launch later this spring.
This was the first year and first project entered into the ARDA awards for the young vacation club company. ARDY awards are given by the American Resort Development Association; the trade association represents the vacation ownership and resort development industries. The organization has almost 1,000 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations. Sirenis Hotels & Resorts and Sirenis Premium Travelers recently won other distinguished hospitality awards like the RCI Excellence in Service Resort & Premium All inclusive Distinction, announced in a February 2013 news release.
This award recognizes Sirenis Hotels & Resorts commitment to its vacation club and their members by providing the most innovative solutions that add convenience, flexibility and value to our members, said Antonio Riera, Sirenis Hotels & Resorts Corporate Director Caribbean Area. After a detailed analysis and research, and by listening to our members, we have launched the first ever electronic members kita vanguard innovation that will allow members to be instantly link with us and their membership.
The engagement of our members with the club is going to be greater than ever because they now have the opportunity to be in constant communication with us virtually, on the go; in a secure, private and exclusive platform that will enable them to be informed of all our novelties, he added.
When Sirenis leaders decided to move forward with the iPad-based member kit, they sought the best design and technology minds in the vacation ownership industry, which ultimately led them to Brand Tango. The comprehensive marketing, design and technology company clearly grasped Sirenis leaders idea and took the iPad member kit from concept to reality. Over the last decade, the agency has won countless awards for its design and technology work in the vacation industry and others. The companies jointly announced the member kit project in November 2012.
The award was given at the ARDA World Conference Gala on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, Fla.
On hand to accept the award were Antonio Riera, Sirenis Hotels & Resorts Corporate Director Caribbean Area, Grace Sepulveda, Sirenis Premium Travelers Club Director, and Joe Russoniello, President of Brand Tango.
About Sirenis Premium Travelers Club:
Sirenis Premium Travelers Club is the exclusive vacation club of Sirenis Hotels & Resorts. The Club provides members with exclusive amenities and preferred access at Sirenis Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ibiza, Spain. To learn more, visit http://www.sirenispremiumtravelers.com. You can follow SPT @sirenis_premium and at Facebook.com/SirenisPremiumTravelers.
About Brand Tango:
Brand Tango is a comprehensive marketing, design, and technology company with clients in hospitality, real estate, recreation, employment, health care, consumer products and services, and financial services. For an online demonstration of Brand Tangos Web 2.0 customer relationship management system, Tango CRM, go to GetTango.com. Follow them on Twitter @brandtango or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrandTango. For more information and examples of their work, visit http://www.Brand-Tango.com or call 954-295-7879.
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(PRWEB) April 02, 2013
The long-awaited Tourism Master Plan for Barbados should be completed by June this year. Totally Barbados, the website committed to bringing the latest information on the Caribbean island, can confirm that Tourism and International Transport Minister Richard Sealy made the announcement as he addressed industry stakeholders recently.
He was delivering the feature address at the first quarterly meeting of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa.
Barbados’ Tourism Master Plan is expected to be the government’s blueprint for the industry and a guide for all the private sector and other players involved.
It will have an emphasis on marketing and attracting new investment, with a view to growing the sector in a sustainable manner.
The 10-year-plan is seen as timely as the island’s tourism industry has registered a decrease in long stay arrivals so far for 2013.
That decline compounds a similar dip last year.
Focus on Infrastructure And Product Development
The Barbados Tourism Master Plan is expected to improve the numbers with its focus on infrastructure and product development, training for employees and improved transport systems, among other things.
Minister Sealy also revealed major changes to the country’s main marketing agency, the Barbados Tourism Authority.
“The cabinet of Barbados has agreed to the restructuring of the BTA, the matter is now in the Chief Parliamentary Councils offices and will soon be in Parliament to become part of the laws of Barbados,” he said.
The restructuring involves dividing the BTA into two institutions. One will be called the Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated and deal primarily with marketing. The other agency will focus on product development.
Minister Sealy explained that it “will be the product authority of professionals with the necessary creative innovative approaches that can assist Barbados in developing its product in a more strategic fashion”.
He added: “We are restructuring to make the entities modern, responsive and private sector oriented and by putting the right people and the right systems in place in terms of running the organization, we should see better results.”
For additional details of the Barbados Tourism Master Plan visit Totally Barbados.
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