Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) (“Bluegreen Vacations”), a leading vacation ownership company, was honored with three awards at the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards Gala in Orlando on April 10.
American Resort Development Association Honors Diamond Live Concert Series With Top Industry Award for Innovation
Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality, vacation ownership and entertainment industries, was recognized on Wednesday, April 10 by the American Resort Development Association with one of the vacation ownership industry's top awards for its groundbreaking Diamond Live Concert Series.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) announced today that Jason Gamel will be the new president and CEO, following an extensive national search lead by executive search firm, Spencer Stuart. In late March, the ARDA executive committee endorsed Gamel as the successful candidate. Gamel brings more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality and timeshare industries, including his current role as senior vice president of legal at Wyndham Destinations.
The U.S. timeshare industry witnessed its eighth consecutive year of growth in 2017, according to the State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study 2018 Edition, conducted by EY for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF). Sales volume increased by nearly four percent to $9.6 billion and average occupancy rate was more than 81 percent in 2017.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is hosting ARDA World 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual global timeshare event is expected to attract nearly 2,000 attendees representing 35 different countries from all facets of the vacation ownership industry.
Hawaii’s timeshare industry contributed an estimated $5.3 billion in consumer and business spending in 2016, according to a recent study conducted by EY for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) and ARDA-Hawaii. The industry also accounted for 31,727 local jobs, $1.8 billion in labor income and $263 million in state and local tax revenue.