U.S. Timeshare Industry Sees Seventh Straight Year of Growth

2016 Numbers Reflect Industry Strength and Resilience June 29, 2017 – The U.S. timeshare industry enjoyed its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016, according to the State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study 2017 Edition, conducted by Ernst & Young for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF). Compared to 2015, sales volume increased…

Timeshare Industry Shows Solid Worldwide Increase in Sales Volume

Global Shared Ownership an Economic Force with a Diverse Selection of Resorts June 21, 2017 – The newly released 2016 Worldwide Shared Vacation Ownership Report, conducted by Oxford Economics and Leger for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), once again reveals the international timeshare industry to be formidable in size, diverse in makeup and ready for…

Greater Protections for South Carolina Timeshare Owners

June 1, 2017 – The ARDA-Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC), a non-profit organization representing over 1.6 million timeshare owners with the mission of protecting and enhancing vacation ownership, has won the battle for greater protections for South Carolina timeshare owners. Effective immediately, the new law will address the deceptive business practices of fraudulent companies in the…

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…