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Skip the Upkeep and Rent the Jet, or Island, Instead

New York Times, February 12, 2016

Many of the world’s better-off choose to rent their vacation homes instead of buying for a range of reasons, including a desire to avoid burdens like maintenance and homeowner association, or HOA, fees. That is why Geoff Tracy, a Washington restaurateur, bought into Exclusive Resorts with his wife, Norah O’Donnell, anchor of “CBS This Morning.” It is “like owning exquisite vacation homes all over the world without having the responsibility or the headaches that come with homeownership,” he said. 

New Year, New You: 10 Skills You Can Learn While Traveling

MSN.com, January 8, 2016

Following a popular photo trip to Antarctica last year, Exclusive Resorts has once again engaged National Geographic photographer Ralph Hopkins to lead a photo-focused trip—this time to the Galapagos, where he will teach you how to capture the islands' unique flora and wildlife (September 17–26, 2016).

Affluent Millennial Travelers Embrace The Sharing Economy

Forbes, December 2015

According to our initial millennial study, 69 percent of millennials consider themselves to be adventurous. Whether it is in their own backyards or across the pond, millennials are constantly looking for more opportunities to diversify their lives and experience new cultures. This diversification and cultural awareness is quickly becoming the new marker of affluence. Think about it this way, millennials are much more likely to be intrigued about a trip to Thailand rather than the Rolex watch that defined affluence for previous generations. Exclusive Resorts, a carefully vetted collection of privately managed luxury residences and global experiences paired with all-encompassing service, is focused on, “creating exotic and authentic experiences,” said Exclusive resorts CEO, Cathy Ross. Exclusive Resorts does this by offering a wide range of properties in destinations that have high appeal to a consumer that wants to sample different cultures – a major influence on the transition from badge products to badge experiences.

How to make sure you get what you pay for from a vacation home

USA Today, October 15, 2015

You can now rent everything from a shared 300-square-foot apartment in Tokyo to Richard Branson’s private island at the click of a button. However, the abundance of online rental listings also throws a wrench into the works. There are almost too many options, and you also have to make sure you get what you pay for. Cathy Ross, CEO of Exclusive Resorts, gave us a few tips for how to make ensure your property rental goes according to plan.