Timeshare Industry Continues to Attract New Buyers According to ARDA

April 27, 2017 – According to the newly released 2016 U.S. Shared Vacation Ownership Consolidated Owners Report from the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), the timeshare industry remains healthy, showing that owners have become increasingly engaged with their timeshare and the timeshare lifestyle. In fact, there are currently about 9.2 million households in America that own…

ARDA Recognizes Breckenridge Grand Vacations Award Finalists

March 9, 2017 – The American Resort Development Association(ARDA) recently selected over a dozen nominees from Breckenridge Grand Vacations(BGV) as finalists in 20 categories at the upcoming 2017 ARDA Awards for resort professionals. Each year, ARDA, the trade association which represents the timeshare vacation ownership and resort development industry, hosts ARDA World, the annual gathering…

ARDA Announces Speakers for 2017 ARDA World in New Orleans, Louisiana

March 8, 2017 – This year’s ARDA World Convention and Exposition will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time in convention history. It is expected to attract over 2,500 attendees representing 35 different countries from all facets of the vacation ownership industry. The annual convention will be held March 26-30, 2017, at The…

Global Connections(GCI) Honored with Four Finalist Awards

American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Announces ARDY Finalists February 9, 2017 – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) a well-known travel club fulfillment and service provider has been selected as a Finalist in four categories in the ARDA Awards program sponsored by the American Resort Development Association.   GCI won finalist honors for Logo Design (GCI 20th Anniversary), Employee Newsletter/Electronic Format…

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Hyatt Vacation Ownership Receives 2016 ARDY Award for Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Website

Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) was recognized by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) for its outstanding website, promoting its newest luxury property – Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence Club Resort. The ARDY award, which is presented during ARDA’s yearly conference, is one of several accolades HVO has received for its Maui property. “It’s an…

Record Year for Brand Tango at ARDA Awards

Brand Tango takes home seven of the top awards from the American Resort Development Association. Brand Tango, an award-winning branding, design and digital incubation agency located in South Florida, has won seven 2016 ARDY awards from the American Resort Development Association. Taking home top honors in the Advertising, Promotion & Communications category were projects for…

Oyster Bay Beach Resort In St. Maarten Receives Another Prestigious Industry Award

Oyster Bay Beach Resort, a shared ownership resort on the eastern coast of St. Maarten, recently won a 2016 ARDA (American Resort Development Association) award in Resort Design for the refurbishment of the Infinity Restaurant and Bar. The project was part of a continual, phased renovation process that began after the purchase of the resort…

Interval International Turns 40 And Parties With A Cause

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual Party With a Cause during the American Resort Development Association’s 2016 ARDA World convention, held earlier this month. Sponsored each year by Interval, the party supports the ARDA International Foundation’s (AIF) research, market intelligence, education, and professional development programs.…

Merlin Software to Showcase Recent Enhancements at ARDA World 2016

CEO and chief architect Mike Pnematicatos from Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for the timeshare industry, will be showcasing the latest enhancements to the company’s cutting-edge resort software at the upcoming ARDA World Convention. Said Mike: “We are really excited to be exhibiting at ARDA World again and…

Global Connections Makes Short List at ARDA Awards

American Resort Development Association Names Finalists in Annual Awards Program Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider, which has received numerous awards and recognitions from prestigious hospitality industry organizations over the years, has added two more notable honors to its portfolio.  The company was named as a Finalist…