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    David Desforges Appointed Senior Vice President
Product Planning for Trendwest Resorts

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REDMOND, Wash. - July 29, 2004 – Trendwest Resorts, Inc., one of the world’s leading vacation ownership companies, recently appointed David Desforges to the position of Senior Vice President Product Planning.

In his new role with Trendwest, Desforges will oversee the long-term planning and acquisition of real estate to support the company’s on-going efforts to expand the number of WorldMark resort and Trendwest sales office locations. 

“David’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the travel and hospitality industry will be an asset to Trendwest,” stated Don Harrill, Trendwest president and CEO.  “He will provide a vital component to our senior management team with his ability to plan strategically for the expansion of our future WorldMark resort locations.”

With over 20 years in the real estate and property acquisition industry, Desforges brings extensive experience in both strategic planning and product development to the company. He has held several senior management positions with companies such as Hilton Grand Vacations Company, PDW Development Inc. and Marriott Corporation.

About Trendwest Resorts, Inc.:  Trendwest Resorts, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, is a leader in the vacation ownership industry, offering a network of drive-to resorts with a unique, flexible point-based system of ownership.  Trendwest currently operates 52 WorldMark resorts in the United States, British Columbia, Mexico and Fiji.

Trendwest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation, the world leader in travel and real estate services.  The Cendant family of brands includes over 30 major travel, hospitality and real estate brands such as Avis, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Days Inn.  Cendant was recently ranked 2nd in the 2004 Business Week 50 and 106th in the 2004 Fortune Magazine’s listing of the top 500 largest US corporations.

 

 
Contact:

Sonia Tolbert
Manager, Public Relations
Trendwest Resorts
425-498-2687

Also See: Trendwest Resorts Building $56 million Vacation Ownership Resort in Indio, California / February 2004
Trendwest Opening the $73.3 million Resort at Seaside in Oregon / July 2003


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