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RCI Pledges $60,000 to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) for Industry Research and Education
11 Apr

RCI Pledges $60,000 to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) for Industry Research and Education

RCI made a $60,000 pledge to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) during ARDA World 2017 in New Orleans. AIF is a nonprofit organization led by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that serves to foster career opportunities and development through education and training programs and advance knowledge of the industry through comprehensive market intelligence. “The entire timeshare industry benefits from the great work that is being done through the AIF,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “We make driving the timeshare industry forward a top priority at RCI, so we’re pleased to continue ongoing support of the organization’s valuable research and...

Interval International hosts info-exchange seminar
8 Nov

Interval International hosts Info-Exchange seminar

Interval International recently hosted sales, marketing, and operations staff members from Interval-affiliated resorts at its Info-Exchange seminar at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort & Spa. More than 85 attendees from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean participated in the educational event, which familiarizes resort personnel with Interval’s products, support programs, and services, as well as the latest trends in the shared ownership industry. “Interval has been conducting these seminars for more than 25 years,” said Soraya Gonzales, Interval’s assistant vice president of resort assistance. “Along with the wealth of practical information offered at these complimentary events, attendees appreciate...

26 May

Karma Group wins at ARDA awards 2016

Karma Group is delighted to announce that they have won the coveted ACE International Project of Excellence Award for Karma Kandara at ARDA 2016, in Hollywood, Florida. The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, advertising and staff. The ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) awards honour those that have attained the very highest level of excellence in the resort industry and whose accomplishments and dedication spur the industry to new heights. “It is a tremendous honour and incredibly rewarding to be recognised by ARDA...

Interval International turns 40 and parties with a cause
12 May

Interval International turns 40 and parties with a cause

Interval International celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual Party With a Cause during the American Resort Development Association’s 2016 ARDA World convention, held earlier this month. Sponsored each year by Interval, the party supports the ARDA International Foundation’s (AIF) research, market intelligence, education, and professional development programs. Since 2003, when it became a benefit, nearly $425,000 has been donated to AIF. This year’s festivities were held at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and headlined by rock legend Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo. “ARDA and its foundation play a vital role in the shared ownership industry, and we are...

RCI Wins Three 2016 ARDA Awards, Including the ACE Spirit of Hospitality Award
5 May

RCI wins three 2016 ARDA awards, including the ACE Spirit of Hospitality award

RCI won three awards last night at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) 2016 Awards Gala Dinner. Among the most prestigious of the accolades is the ACE Spirit of Hospitality Award, which RCI’s own Elizabeth Christeson earned for her outstanding leadership and contributions as an innovative thinker and knowledgeable expert to the business. “Everyone at RCI is thrilled to congratulate Liz on her recognition,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “At RCI, we pride ourselves on our ‘Count On Me’ culture with everyone we meet. Liz embodies our philosophy through her kindness, respect for others, hard work, charitable actions and positive outlook, both in...

ARDA ACE Philanthropic Award
8 Jan

ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award

Diamond Resorts International® has been honored with this year's American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. The award comes in recognition of Diamond's first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, which raised more than $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children last year.  This year's Golf Invitational, the 2nd Annual, took place on December 12-14, 2014 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, FL. "We're pleased with ARDA's recognition of last year's successful first Brian Gay Golf Invitational," said Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. "The real recognition goes to everyone who made the Invitational possible...

ARDA Survey Reveals Timeshare Owners Enjoy More Sex on Holiday
5 Dec

ARDA Survey Reveals Timeshare Owners Enjoy More Sex on Holiday!

Seventy-one percent of timeshare owners claim to have more sex with their partner while on vacation, according to a recent survey by the American Resort Development Association. ARDA recently conducted a survey of holidaymakers that takes a peek into whether or not couples are rekindling their romantic while on holiday. While time away may conjure up thoughts of greater intimacy, the survey found that more than half of the respondents were in fact not having more sex. The primary reason for this is lack of privacy (60 percent). The one exception was the timeshare owner—71 percent claim to have more sex...

Interval Members In Australia And New Zealand Satisfied With Vacation Ownership
5 Nov

US Timeshare Owner More Diverse, Younger, According To A Report Issued by the ARDA International Foundation

According to a study issued by the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), new timeshare owners are younger and have higher incomes than current owners and represent a more culturally diverse cross-section of U.S. households. The timeshare industry in the US has returned to growth mode, in part due to the influx of a new type of owner. According to the newly released Shared Vacation Ownership Study from the AIF, these new owners are younger, have higher incomes than current owners and represent a more culturally diverse cross-section of U.S. households. “We’re excited not only about the fact that sales are up in our...

23 Jun

ARDA announces new Reputation Management Council

ARDA has launched a new Reputation Management Council to enhance the understanding and perception of timeshare by the public and the press. In a recent interview with Gabriella Jaffee of JW Maxx Solutions, ARDA’s VP of Marketing & Communications Peter Roth spoke about the importance and potential benefits the new council will bring to the shared ownership industry. Like RDO, ARDA is currently working to improve how timeshare is perceived in the eyes of the media and consumers, because although the vast majority of timeshare owners are clearly satisfied with their product or purchase, we tend to hear the negative stories but...