Belonging to RDO helps members to grow their business in a number of ways, notably through:
Quality Endorsements – Members can use the RDO logo on all their sales literature, business stationery and websites. The logo acts as a positive endorsement for customers who can be reassured that they are dealing with a company committed to offering the best in European timeshare and fractional ownership.
Europe-wide lobbying – RDO represents the collective voice of the industry and communicates the views and interests of the European timeshare and fractional ownership industries to national governments, the European Commission and Parliament, the media and other consumer bodies and associations. Legislative developments are monitored from Brussels and, through membership of key national trade associations; RDO has direct access to national governments in a number of member states.
Representation around Europe – Through its National Chapters in the UK, Spain, Hungary, Malta, Belgium (covering Benelux), Cyprus, Finland (covering Scandinavia), Germany (covering the German Speaking Region), Greece, Italy and Portugal, RDO is ideally placed to carry out local activities for the benefit of members based in those countries.
The opportunity to network – RDO’s on-going meeting schedule and the annual European Convention allow RDO members to meet with colleagues from across the whole of Europe and the full spectrum of the industry.
Free newsletter subscription – RDO issues a e-newsletter on industry matters once a week, along with a members’ only monthly e-newsletter – ‘RDO Insider’. As well as a round up of RDO activities, the monthly update includes interviews with the Chairman, Chief Executive and Council Chairmen and viewpoints from members. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Enforcement – Benefit from the activities of a former Spanish police inspector who runs a team that acts for RDO on enforcement matters, collecting intelligence on fraudulent companies and working with the police to have them closed down. As a member of RDO, you will not only have access to enhanced information not available to those outside of the organisation but will also be able to call on RDO enforcement for advice and assistance should your company’s customers be targeted by fraudsters.
RDO Discounts – You will be entitled to substantially reduced rates at RDO organised events such as the annual convention and regional seminars. RDO members may also benefit from specially negotiated reduced fees at other external events.
Access to key industry data – The Organisation’s libraries of reports and key statistics are also available for members to use in their own marketing and planning activities. Key statistics will be gathered and published annually.
Research – Members will benefit from research RDO intends to initiate on a regular basis into aspects of the industry that will benefit members in terms such issues as consumer demographics and purchasing intentions,
Joint advertising – You can participate in RDO advertising campaigns, whether on the Internet or print.
Promotion of the industry – Over the course of 2010 and much of 2011, RDO ran regular TV advertisements promoting the benefits of timeshare and the importance of dealing only with RDO members. In 2012 RDO will look at the best and most effective ways of promoting the industry for the benefit of members.