Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) announces seven companies have joined the association this fall. CVOA is dedicated to furthering the ownership-based vacation and resort development industry, both in Canada and abroad.

For almost 40 years, CVOA is the preeminent industry association representing all forms of Vacation Ownership in Canada, and has brought together development companies, management firms, resorts, exchange companies, service providers, suppliers and similarly aligned professional organizations. CVOA is proud to uphold the highest ethical standards possible in the timeshare and resort development industry.

Ingrid Jarrett, President & CEO of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association is proud to warmly welcome our newest members, who bring even more diversity and experience to the growing association.

Wellington Financial

Wellington Financial offers a full range of loan programs to address all needs of vacation ownership developers and continues to be a leader in creating innovative financing programs. Wellington is the exclusive correspondent for Liberty Bank’s Resort Finance group. Both Wellington and Liberty Bank have financed the timeshare industry continuously for over 35 years. Wellington, through its relationship with Liberty, offers access to one of the few full-service banks serving the vacation ownership industry, bringing bank rates to an arena usually reserved for finance companies.

Mobilize Jobs

Mobilize is backed by over 30 years of experience as a trusted recruitment partner. By stitching together seasonal shortages to provide year-round employment adventures, the company has deployed over 1,800 Mobilizers (Domestic Employees) in positions throughout 65+ properties.

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts manages destination resorts across Western Canada. Resort locations include Alberta’s Rocky Mountains as well as resorts in British Columbia including Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kelowna and Vancouver Island. Bellstar is a Canadian-based management company that drives profitability for independent resorts.

Sotavento Ocean Resort & Villas

The Sotavento is a spectacular boutique resort development on one of Mexico’s most coveted beachfront locations, Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico (as recognized by Condé Nast).

Its five-star location, a local landmark, the historic Sotavento hotel was often frequented by Timothy Leary and other celebrities beginning in the 60’s. Sponsored by BC based Performing Equity, the redevelopment team for the Sotavento includes some of Mexico’s most experienced and respected development partners.

GreenStep Solutions

GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism 2030 eco-funding, certification and training programs are designed to help the hotels and resorts save tens of thousands of dollars each year, while also reducing their carbon footprint and meeting the growing traveler demand for responsible business.

Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is one of Canada’s all-encompassing experiences where guests enjoy exceptional service, all the benefits of the legendary natural hot springs pools, and a year-round Rocky Mountain resort at an affordable price. Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas is comprised of 116 fully furnished one and two-bedroom villas offering privacy, comfort and magnificent scenery. Nestled among the wooded slopes of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, the villas enjoy mountain and golf course views and are available for timeshare purchase.

Grace Anne Residence Club

Grace Anne Residence Club is being developed as the region’s first luxury fractional resort. On the shores of Lake of the Woods, the lakefront club will include 32 two- and three-bedroom suites, a clubhouse and marina.

CVOA has continuously been an organization that provides exceptional B2B networking opportunities for members and educates consumers about the many aspects of the industry. CVOA has aligned themselves closely with other organizations such as ARDA, CARE, AMDETUR, HAC, and ACOTUR that span US and Mexico.

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About the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association

CVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to representing the interests of the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Since its founding 1980 (originally as CRDA), the organization has become Canada’s preeminent industry association representing all forms of vacation ownership. CVOA membership is a community of active industry leaders committed to promoting and maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct within the Canadian vacation ownership industry, creating B-2-B and networking opportunities between Members, and educating consumers as to the benefits of vacation ownership. For more information, please visit VO-Con agenda.docx VO-Con information about content, registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website