“Happy New Year! From the Resort Development Organisation (RDO), I would like to extend our best wishes for a strong business year for everybody. After the gloom of last year, there are encouraging signs for the months ahead and things to look forward to in 2010.
If ‘staycation’ was the word on everybody’s lips last year, following another disappointing British summer and the winter chills we have experienced recently, everybody will need their holiday more than ever this year.
We will be going abroad too, to Marbella, for our RDO1 Conference on 5-6 October 2010. I hope you will all pencil these dates in your diary. We will look to adopt some of the format so successfully used at last year’s Forum event, which saw great interaction and exchange of opinions and experiences amongst those present.
Through events like this, and other initiatives planned for this year, we aim to continue to raise our profile with the press and government bodies, lobbying and championing consumer protection, to ensure that we deliver full value to our members.
And on the membership front, one final word to welcome Sol Melia Vacation Club as a full RDO member. We look forward to working with them, and hope we can welcome other new members over the next year.”
Richard McIntosh (Hilton Grand Vacations), Chairman, RD