Timeshare Industry Applauds Justice Department for Cracking Down on Fraudulent Timeshare Scheme

Four-Year Sentence Given to Lawyer Sends Clear Message July 28, 2017 – The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC) applaud federal prosecutors for sentencing a Williamsburg-area lawyer for taking part in a scheme that made hundreds of thousands of dollars off fraudulent timeshare transactions. The sentencing – four years…

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…

C.A.R.E. Reaching New Participatory Heights in 2016

C.A.R.E. Hosts Spring Conference in Virginia Beach

June 28, 2017 – C.A.R.E. (Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers) recently hosted their 64th Conference at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort, Virginia Beach, VA from May 6-9. Attendees enjoyed C.A.R.E.’s oceanfront venue as well as a fully packed agenda with plenty of education, networking, and fun events!  The conference began with C.A.R.E.’s Silent/Live Auction…

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…

Capital One Survey Finds Timeshare Pros Expect Strong Consumer Interest in 2017

May 24, 2017 – Ninety-four percent of vacation ownership professionals expect consumer interest in 2017 to be stronger or on par with the past year, as the industry sharpens its focus on attracting millennials, according to Capital One’s sixth annual Vacation Ownership industry survey. Capital One surveyed professionals across the vacation ownership industry at the…

Riverwalk Resort at Loon Wins the ARDA Ace Domestic Project of Excellence Award

May 16, 2017 — ARDA (American Resort Development Association) recently held its annual meeting in New Orleans, culminating with the presentation of industry awards. One of the most coveted for an independently owned and developed US resort, is the Circle of Excellence Award (ACE). “The ACE Domestic Project of Excellence Award recognizes a timeshare or…

Exploria Resorts Receives 12 ARDA Finalist Confirmations

May 3, 2017 – On Friday, February 25, Exploria Resorts received notification from ARDA (American Resort Development Association) of 12 confirmed nominations who have advanced to Finalist status. “The ARDY is the highest accolade bestowed upon individuals, teams, programs and projects by our industry’s association” commented Paul Caldwell, President & CEO, Exploria Resorts. “We are…

Welk Resorts Honored with Two ARDA Awards

May 3, 2017 — Welk Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership and hospitality industry, recently received two coveted awards at ARDA World 2017, the American Resort Development Association’s annual convention and expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, including an ACE award. The ARDA Awards Program is widely recognized as a gold standard in the vacation…

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…

Unlimited Vacation Club Teams Up with Brand Tango to Win 2017 ARDY Award

Orlando, Florida, April 17, 2017 – (INTUITION) – Brand Tango, a branding, design, and digital engineer agency, was recognized with a Gold ARDA Award for creative work on the 5th Anniversary magazine for Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts® at the American Resort Development Association conference. The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing outstanding…