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RTX Employee Profile | Vida Smith

RTX Employee Profile | Vida Smith

Vida has been with RTX for nearly two years, and prides herself on customer satisfaction. She started as call center training manager and now handles most aspects of call center operations in the RTX Orlando office. She has been awarded as the RTX employee of the fourth quarter, 2016.

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Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

We’ve added this spectacular U.S. Virgin Islands itinerary in response to requests from our clients who want to explore the popular and dramatic group of islands known as St. John. You’ll depart from Tortola and experience the beauty of St. John as you explore anchorages around the island.

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RTX Resort Spotlight |Banff Gate Mountain Resort

RTX Resort Spotlight |Banff Gate Mountain Resort

Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet at Banff Gate Mountain Resort. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, this one is for the nature lover- animals roam the property on a daily basis and there are superb hiking trails just out the back door.

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Get to Know the NTOA

Get to Know the NTOA

In addition to providing members with a unique assortment of educational resources, the National Timeshare Owners Association has a terrific lineup of money saving discounts on timeshare and travel related products and services.

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Introducing Timesharing Today

Introducing Timesharing Today

We have invited Shep Altshuler, publisher of TimeSharing Today (TST) and president of the Timeshare Board Members Association, to share a little bit of information about his publication and the way it can benefit owners.

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The Grenadines | Festiva Sailing Vacations | RTX Traveler Issue 14

The Grenadines | Festiva Sailing Vacations | RTX Traveler Issue 14

May the trade winds push your catamaran gently along and the sun warm your skin into a golden hue as you embark on a fantastic Caribbean voyage with Festiva Sailing Vacations. We’re inviting you to sail along with us to our newest destination, The Grenadines, a lightly-populated 32-island chain located in the south Caribbean, west of Barbados and north of Grenada. You’ll experience world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, white sand beaches, and beautiful tropical weather all year round from the deck of a 44-foot Lagoon catamaran.

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New York City | Weekend Getaway | RTX Traveler Issue 14

New York City | Weekend Getaway | RTX Traveler Issue 14

The largest city in America, a traveler could spend a year in the Big Apple and only scratch the surface. This multicultural city of 8.5 million has everything a tourist can imagine: very tall buildings, ferry rides, walks in the park, and a whole lot of pizza! So strap on your seatbelts, and get ready for a very busy weekend in NYC.

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RTX Employee Profile: Ashley Amerson | RTX Traveler Issue 14

RTX Employee Profile: Ashley Amerson | RTX Traveler Issue 14

Ashley has been with RTX for three years and serves as Operations Manager in the Asheville, N.C., office. For RTX members looking for custom resort searches, she recently helped facilitate a streamlining of the process, resulting in a better customer experience. She of course has a love of travel and cites Blue Ridge Village in Banner Elk, N.C., as a favorite RTX destination due to its family-friendly atmosphere and stunning mountain location.

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Travel Tips: Packing For A Tropical Vacation | RTX Traveler Issue 14

Travel Tips: Packing For A Tropical Vacation | RTX Traveler Issue 14

For some travelers, the packing process can take the wind right out of your vacation sails before you even launch. Make packing an enjoyable start to your great adventure with these quick tips for a carefree tropical vacation.

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World Tour | Alaska Cruise

World Tour | Alaska Cruise

Ahoy! Develop your sea legs and set sail in the lap of luxury aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl, a 2006 vessel that’s nearly 1,000 feet long with 13 opulent decks. You’ll want for nothing on this seven day Alaskan cruise from Seattle which visits the ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. Maarten | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. Maarten | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Spend seven nights on a luxury Lagoon 440 catamaran exploring St. Maarten, the smallest island shared by two nations. (The Dutch and the French.) Fly into the Dutch side and take a short ride to the marina. You’ll be on your catamaran for dinner and drinks by 5 o’clock, ready to start your sailing adventure around the European capital of the Caribbean.

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RTX Member FAQs | Member News | RTX Traveler Issue 13

RTX Member FAQs | Member News | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Our experienced RTX Travel Consultants gave us answers to some of the questions they have heard over the last few months. We are happy to provide this information to better help all of our members understand how they can make the most out of RTX.

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Festiva Sailing Vacations | Greece

Festiva Sailing Vacations | Greece

Beautiful, sunny Greece. In this region of the Mediterranean, not only will you find great sailing, snorkeling and sunbathing on beautiful beaches, you’ll also experience remarkable ancient temples and have the opportunity to take historic sightseeing tours and enjoy fantastic dining in the many quaint Greek island communities.

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RTX Employee Profile: Joey Maglio | RTX Traveler Issue 13

RTX Employee Profile: Joey Maglio | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Joey is the first in a series of employee profiles and was the first recipient of the RTX Employee of the Quarter award earlier this year for his exemplary work. He has worked in the RTX Orlando office since 2014. We recently sat down with him to give readers a glimpse at who is helping them on the phone when booking RTX vacations.

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December 2015 | Festiva Sailing Vacations

December 2015 | Festiva Sailing Vacations

RTX members have a unique opportunity to use their deposits to exchange toward week-long vacations aboard a luxury catamaran yacht for an all-inclusive sailing experience. This feature is the first in a series that will appear in RTX Traveler Magazine highlighting Festiva Sailing Vacations and its itineraries. Specializing only in crewed stateroom charter vacations, Festiva Sailing Vacations sets the standard when it comes to defining “all-inclusive.” Our professional crews, with years of experience sailing throughout all corners of the world, have a focus on quality and service that continues to exceed the expectations of our guests.

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December 2015 | Ask A Travel Consultant

December 2015 | Ask A Travel Consultant

Our experienced RTX Travel Consultants gave us answers to some of the questions they have heard over the last few months. We are happy to provide that information to better help all of our members understand how they can make the most out of RTX.

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December 2015 | 5 Amazing Exchanges

December 2015 | 5 Amazing Exchanges

Ready to plan your 2016 exchange vacation? In each issue of RTX Traveler, our Travel Consultants share some of the top spots where RTX members can exchange for their next vacation. Here are their current picks for 2016. Contact RTX today to let us send you on vacation to one of these fantastic destinations!

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RTX partners with National Timeshare Owners’ Association

RTX partners with National Timeshare Owners’ Association

In March 2015, RTX entered into a partnership with the National Timeshare Owners’ Association (NTOA). The NTOA is the largest and oldest independent owner’s association serving timeshare owners throughout North America. RTX is very excited about this new affiliation, which has already proven to be beneficial to the timeshare community.

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Weekend Escape | Atlanta | RTX Traveler Magazine

Weekend Escape | Atlanta | RTX Traveler Magazine

A hub of commerce and culture in the South, Atlanta has been a burgeoning tourist destination since the Olympics were held there in 1996. With a rich history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement, booming industry from media and information technology to professional and business services, and world-class dining complemented by Southern hospitality and traditions, Atlanta is a sure bet for a fun-filled escape.

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Get Physical | Summer Health Hints

Get Physical | Summer Health Hints

It’s not always easy to keep up with your exercise routine when you’re on vacation. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to stay active and burn calories while still enjoying your vacation destination. Check out these activities that the whole family will love.

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Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Sometimes even the most meticulously planned vacation can go awry, especially when unpredictable weather is a factor. Summer thunderstorms can put a damper on the day for even the most enthusiastic travelers, but there’s no need to let a little rain ruin the whole trip. Here are some ideas for rainy day fun that will get you out and about, or make the most of staying in.

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RTX Getaways | Summer 2015 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX Getaways | Summer 2015 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX members have access to RTX Getaway Weeks that are ready to be booked right now, without having to deposit your week or pay an exchange fee. With amazing low prices, Getaways are a great way to save on your vacation. Log in to www.RTX.travel to start exploring Getaways available to you right now. Read on to find out more about some of our current popular destinations for RTX Getaways.

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Amazing Exchange Vacations | Summer 2015 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Amazing Exchange Vacations | Summer 2015 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Ready to start planning your 2016 exchange vacation? In each issue of RTX Traveler, our Travel Consultants share some of the top spots where RTX members can exchange for their next vacation. Here are their current picks for 2016. Contact RTX today to let us send you on vacation to one of these fantastic destinations!

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Top 10 2014 Exchange Destinations

Top 10 2014 Exchange Destinations

As 2014 comes to a close, we have reviewed some of the most popular destinations among RTX members this year. Check out where our members love to travel, and contact RTX today to plan your next vacation to one of these hot spots.

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Summer Health Tips and Hints | First Aid Essentials | RTX Traveler Magazine

Summer Health Tips and Hints | First Aid Essentials | RTX Traveler Magazine

It’s always good to keep a first aid kit handy any time of year, whether you’re on a weekend road trip or a weeklong vacation. The summer months mean more time outside, increased activity and a higher probability of actually needing to use the first aid kit, especially if you have kids. Check out our suggestions for items to stock up on and keep handy to keep your family safe and healthy this summer.

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Top Beach Gear for Summer

Top Beach Gear for Summer

It’s time to dig out those bathing suits and beach towels, and get ready for sun, sand and surf! Summer days on the shore can be some of the best memory making moments, and being prepared with the right gear for your family can help enhance the experience for everyone. Check out some of our favorite items to make your beach trip go without a hitch.

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Amazing Exchange Vacations Summer 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Amazing Exchange Vacations Summer 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Still looking for ideas for your 2014 exchange vacation or planning ahead for 2015? With so many options for fantastic destinations through RTX, we asked our Travel Consultants to share some of the top spots members can exchange for their next vacation right now. Here are their current picks:

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Spring Break Anthems | RTX Traveler Magazine

Spring Break Anthems | RTX Traveler Magazine

Every vacation should have its own soundtrack. The right music can set the mood and get you excited for your trip. Music provides entertainment and escape during the journey whether it’s a long road trip or long layovers in an airport. Music helps make lasting memories that can be relived each time you hear a familiar tune that brings you back to a specific time and place. Here are our top 5 albums for your Spring Break vacation.

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Branson Christmas | Member Experience

Branson Christmas | Member Experience

We love hearing about places our members have visited and the experience they’ve had with their RTX vacation. If you would like to share your RTX experience, email communications@rtx.travel and let us know.

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Costa Linda Happy Hours | Aruba

Costa Linda Happy Hours | Aruba

We love hearing about places our members have visited and the experience they’ve had with their RTX vacation. If you would like to share your RTX experience, email communications@rtx.travel and let us know.

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Public Wi-Fi Safety | RTX Traveler Magazine

Public Wi-Fi Safety | RTX Traveler Magazine

Staying connected is important for many of us when we travel, whether it’s to keep up with work correspondence, upload your vacation photos each day to document your trip or just to kill time at the airport or in the hotel. Most travelers take steps to keep our cash, credit cards, personal identification and belongings safe, but public Wi-Fi is often taken for granted. Here are some recommendations from the tech guru site Mashable for protecting yourself while using public Wi-Fi:

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Spring Health Tips and Hints | RTX Traveler Magazine

Spring Health Tips and Hints | RTX Traveler Magazine

These seasonal health hints will keep you and your family happy and healthy while on vacation or at home.

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Road Trip Essentials | RTX

Road Trip Essentials | RTX

Check out these road trip essentials for your health, safety, entertainment and sanity.

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Amazing Exchange Vacations Spring 2013 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Amazing Exchange Vacations Spring 2013 | RTX Traveler Magazine

What’s the best part of making your exchange vacation plans? We think part of it is having that much more time to get excited about your next great trip. It’s always good to make your vacation plans early in the year, so we want to give you some inspiration. We asked our RTX Travel Consultants about the top five places people should go this year.

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Indoor Family Vacation Activities | RTX Traveler Magazine

Indoor Family Vacation Activities | RTX Traveler Magazine

Some winter days are just meant to be spent inside. Whether it’s because of dreary winter weather, shortened daylight hours or a frigid breeze, there are bound to be times during a winter vacation that the whole family needs to stay indoors. Here are some ideas for indoor winter activities that the whole family can enjoy. Try these on your next winter trip or at home over the holidays.

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Healthy Foods for Winter | Health Tips

Healthy Foods for Winter | Health Tips

According to a CNN article, these foods will help keep you healthy throughout the winter. Read more to see how broccoli helps your hair, leafy greens can give your skin a sunny glow and more:

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RTX Premium Plus in Action

RTX Premium Plus in Action

At RTX, we stand behind our product. We truly believe that RTX memberships offer some of the best benefits in the industry, at some of the best pricing. One of the reasons we are so confident in our product is that we test it firsthand to be sure that our members really are getting fantastic quality vacations at a great value.

When Sara Little, Director of Communications and Editor of RTX Traveler Magazine, began planning a trip to Southern California to research and write articles about Carlsbad and Palm Springs* as featured destinations in Traveler, she decided to do it all using an RTX Premium Plus membership. Her experience follows.

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Successful Timeshare Exchange | RTX Traveler Magazine

Successful Timeshare Exchange | RTX Traveler Magazine

One of our goals at RTX is to ensure that when you are ready to plan your exchange vacation, the process is as simple and smooth as possible. While our Travel Consultants do everything that they can on our end, there are a few things that our members can do to ensure that the exchange process is seamless and successful. These tips should help as you plan your next dream vacation with RTX.

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RTX Getaways | Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX Getaways | Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX Getaways are great for last-minute reservations at resorts worldwide. Getaways do not require a deposit or exchange, and Premium Plus members can book last-minute getaways for as low as $49/week. Log in to your account at www.rtx.travel today to see where you can go for $7/night!

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Amazing Exchange Vacations Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Amazing Exchange Vacations Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

Still looking for ideas for your 2014 exchange vacation? With so many options for fantastic destinations through RTX, we asked our Travel Consultants to share some of the top spots members can exchange for their 2014 vacation right now. Here are their current picks:

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Allergy-fighting Foods for Spring Health | RTX Traveler Magazine

Allergy-fighting Foods for Spring Health | RTX Traveler Magazine

It’s that time of year again, when the gorgeous weather and sunshine draw us outside just long enough for pollen to stage an attack. Certain foods contain phytonutrients, or naturally occurring chemicals with biological significance that may not be established as essential nutrients. Some phytonutrients include antihistamines that help keep allergies at bay and antioxidants that can ease allergy symptoms. Work these foods into your diet to fight those spring allergies and enjoy the beautiful season!

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Weekend Escape | Boston | RTX Traveler Magazine

Weekend Escape | Boston | RTX Traveler Magazine

As the largest city in New England and one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston has a lot to offer for visitors seeking history, sports, culture, cuisine or a little bit of everything. Trace the trails of history through the American Revolution or visit more modern icons like Fenway Park and the famous Cheers! Bar. Eat or drink your way through the city’s abundant and varied cuisines or take an excursion on the water with a kayak tour or whale watching trip. However you spend your escape in Boston, you’ll be planning your return trip before you even get home.

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