The Timeshare Industry Goes Back to School; From Elementary through College, Industry Supports Education

As students across America head back to the classroom, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) commends its members for the significant contributions they make to support educational initiatives around the country.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Members Featured as April “Timeshare Fans of the Month”

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) will feature timeshare members from the Dominican Republic resort, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, during the month of April.

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Timeshare Fans Program Spotlights CLUB WYNDHAM Owners, Dozens of Owners Cite Reasons for Traveling with Timeshare in Latest Owner Video Series

Crossing things off a bucket list. Seeing new places. Pride of ownership. These are a few reasons given for the satisfaction level among “Timeshare Fans” from Wyndham Vacation Resorts.

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Timeshare Fans Captured on Camera Enjoying Vacations from Captiva to Oahu to Portugal

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) today unveiled its December “Timeshare Fans” of the Month from Hilton Grand Vacations.

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American Resort Development Association And Resort Development Organisation Announce New Marketing Alliance

Agreement Encourages Sharing of Industry Information Among U.S. and European Timeshare Developer Members and Global Travellers.

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Timeshare Fans Program Launched by American Resort Development Association

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is partnering with its members to bring the passion of owners to other vacationers through its “Timeshare Fans” Program.

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Women in the Industry and the American Resort Development Association Unite

The American Resort Development Association’s Board of Directors voted to unite with Women in the Industry to strengthen and grow both organizations.

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Lubner Named to ARDA Suppliers Council

Dan Lubner, President of the Hospitality Design Division of Robb & Stucky Interiors, (www.RobbStucky.com) has recently been named to a three-year term to the prestigious Suppliers Council of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).

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Interval International’s Info-Exchange Seminar Brings Together Hospitality Industry Leaders, Resort Developers, Marketers, and Operations Staff

More than 120 executives and personnel from Interval-affiliated resorts in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America heard the latest about Interval and vacation ownership from industry leaders.

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U.S. Timeshare Vacation Ownership Study Shows Sales Remain Steady, Expanded Product Offering

According to the 2010 State of the Timeshare Industry: United States Study, the average sales price of timeshare products held steady for the year despite a turbulent economic environment, as developers expanded options to the ways in which existing timeshare owners can buy intervals.

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Joint Consumer Education Program Launched By The American Resort Development Association

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA), have announced a year-long campaign to help educate consumers about timeshare vacations. The first initiative answers ten of the most frequently asked questions.

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Timeshare Industry Leaders Recognized For Top Achievements

ARDA Announces 2010 Circle of Excellence (ACE) and ARDY Winners

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recognized their top industry leaders at the annual Awards Gala of the 2010 Convention & Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The evening event, sponsored by Holiday Systems International (HSI), showcases the outstanding accomplishments among individuals, teams, resorts, and companies in a variety of categories.

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Resort Management Green Initiatives Surveyed by CustomerCount®

Progress Results From Customer Count © Online System Shows Water Conservation at Top of Resort Managers List

CustomerCount©, in partnership with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and Triton Timeshare Software has launched a survey to ascertain the resort industry’s property management commitment and direction when it comes to Green Initiatives. The survey which was emailed to over 18, 000 hospitality professionals has provided some initial results, according to Bob Kobek, President of Mobius Vendor Partners’ creator of the CustomerCount feedback system.

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Corporate Members Continue To Be Retained By WIN (Women in the Industry)

Marriott And Bluegreen Report High Value In Organization

Women in the Industry (WIN) is pleased to announce two more of its initial corporate members have recommitted to another year of support. As a founding benefactor and sponsor of WIN’s recent Florida Regional Meeting, Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) has re-enlisted as a champion of the two-year old non-profit organization.

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Increase In Asset-Backed Securities Signifies Robust Recovery For Timeshare Market

Standard & Poor’s Report Bullish on Timeshare

Despite the recession, timeshare asset-backed securities (ABS) is one of the few asset classes demonstrating a renewed level of investor demand and resilient credit performance according to a recent Standard & Poor’s analysis. In addition, Fitch Ratings found that total ABS delinquencies fell compared to the same period last year for the first year-over-year improvement since August, 2007.

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ARDA Convention In Las Vegas Promises To Pay Off For Attendees

Focus on Education and Networking Attracts Timeshare Executives from around the Country

In just six weeks the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention will take place in Las Vegas. Held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on March 14-18, attendees at this year’s event will tackle a variety of topics including finding success in difficult economic times and leveraging social media.

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Birdies And Bogies And Golden Bears In Las Vegas, Oh My!

RCI Is Title Sponsor of Ninth AnnualRCI/AIF Open Golf Tournament

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), will tee up the 2010 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention & Exposition on March 14 by hosting the ninth annual RCI/AIF Open at the award-winning Bear’s Best Las Vegas course. Proceeds from the tournament will go to support the ARDA International Foundation and its research and development of education programs that help enhance the public’s knowledge of timeshares. Bear’s Best has been named “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest and was customized by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, who selected the plans for the 18 holes from more than 270 course designers from around the world.

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Signature Sponsors Bet On ARDA For 2010 Annual Convention In Las Vegas

Leading timeshare companies and service providers have thrown their chips in to be Signature Sponsors of the 2010 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention and Exposition at Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The annual convention, from March 14–18, will feature an impressive line-up of speakers and entertainers, including keynote speaker Andy Sernovitz. Sernovitz is considered the guru of the word-of-mouth marketing movement, helping countless companies understand the radical changes brought by blogs, MySpace, and consumer-generated media.

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Liberty Bank, Wellington Financial, Lending $10 Million to Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Wellington Financial Reveals Details About Liberty Bank’s Loan to Vermont Timeshare Resort Developer

Wellington Financial, the exclusive Resort Finance lending correspondent for Liberty Bank, is pleased to announce the bank has closed a $10 million receivables hypothecation facility with Smugglers’ Notch (www.smuggs.com) in Vermont.

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California Contractor Selected To Lead ARDA Sub-Committee

John Farrow, President of Farrow Commercial, has recently been named Lead for the Regulatory sub-content group within the Construction and Design Committee for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Farrow will guide the Regulatory sub-content group as it advises ARDA members not only on construction issues but also on changing regulatory issues and national construction guidelines affecting them. Farrow will also direct committee members in both ADA and FHA building guidelines, along with fellow ARDA members from the legal profession.

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CRDA And ARDA Strengthen Ties

The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) is pleased to announce the advent of a dynamic, new working relationship with its counterpart in the United States, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Designed to maximize the synergies between the two associations, ARDA and CRDA intend to work together on various initiatives…

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Future Timeshare Buyers: 2009 Market Profile Released By Interval International

More than nine out of ten active leisure travelers in the United States report they are familiar with the concept of timesharing, reinforcing the wide-spread belief that this form of vacationing has established itself as a recognized, understood, and increasingly popular alternative to more traditional lodging accommodations. And among those…

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