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April 16, 2012 09:37 ET

President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America to Speak at Mountain Travel Symposium 2012

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America has been invited to speak at the Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) 2012 in Squaw Valley/North Lake Tahoe, California. The 37th annual conference is taking place now through April 21, 2012.

Milne, who has more than 25 years of experience in hospitality and resort property management, will be participating in the executive panel "The Real Deal on Daily Deals," which will be held on Wed., April 18 from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the general session. This event will examine how the ever-growing "Daily Deals" phenomenon pioneered by companies like Groupon™ and LivingSocial is affecting the travel and tourism industry. Milne will provide commentary on how these deals can be used as an effective sales tool and how suppliers can work with these companies while still protecting their higher yield channels. He will be joined by Jennifer Pfeiffer of Groupon™ and Dave Madden of LivingSocial Escapes. The moderator will be Douglas Quinby of PhoCusWright.

"I've been attending MTS for many years and it has always been a valuable resource for building relationships and keeping up to speed on new trends and ideas affecting the travel industry, especially mountain travel experiences," said Milne. "This year as a speaker, I look forward to sharing my perspective on some of the hot topics in our business."

With over 1,000 participants expected to attend, MTS is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America, according to its website. It features two days of general sessions and workshops; two separate trade shows -- the Trade Exchange, geared toward tour operators, and the Group Exchange, geared toward ski clubs and councils; The Forum, which includes presentations from nationally-known speakers as well as individual breakout sessions on practical and topical issues. In addition, a variety of receptions, parties, and activities are scheduled throughout the week to maximize networking and relationship building.

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About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 95,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, ResortQuest® and The Resort Company®, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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