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GNEX 2012 AWARDS - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The list of winners just got announced, and included Bruce L. Thompson, the CEO of Gold Key/
PHR Hotels & Resorts, who was chosen as Best Industry Leader, and
John Spence, chairman of the Karma Royal Group, who got selected as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Earlier this month, timeshare industry professionals from across the globe gathered at the
Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, for the conclusion of the GNEX 2012
conference, also known as The Global Meeting Of Minds, a global networking expo for
timeshare professionals.

On Thursday, Feb. 2, the sponsors of the event, Perspective Magazine and Holiday Systems
International, held an awards dinner that included no fewer than 42 crystal trophies waiting to be
awarded. The awards were presented during a six course gala dinner.

The winners were decided through a combination of online voting and decisions made from
a panel of four industry experts. There were five components that got voted on, each one
accounting for 20 percent of the overall tally.

The online voting took place during the month of January, and more than 9,000 votes got cast
online from industry professionals across the world. Nearly 150 nominees competed for the
coveted awards, as well as the global recognition provided through the industry's well-read
trade publication. The judges at the event included Tom Goetschius, president & CEO of Tom
Goetschius Associates; Jamie Klein, president of the Lore Institute; Craig Morganson, CEO of
Holiday Systems International; and Sherman Potvin, CEO of Fractional Homes International.

Each winner was given a specially designed award certificate and customized Perspective
Magazine Awards logo for use in their marketing materials, websites and brochures.

The awards were given to:

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

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

Nominations just opened for the 2013 Perspective Magazine Awards. Timeshare industry
professionals are being asked to log on to http://perspectivemagazine.com/gnex/awards/ for more
information.
Perspective Magazine is an independent provider of information on the timeshare industry, and
publishes five editions covering North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East,
South Africa, and Asia Pacific.

The company's consumer magazine, Owners Perspective, is the only independent consumer
publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying timeshares. Owners Perspective
Magazine also features a new guaranteed lead generation program specifically designed for
resorts and developers.

GNEX is the company's annual global networking expo, which brings together the top industry
professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint
ventures that can benefit their businesses.



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