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26 Apr 2019

RCI wins five awards at ARDA timeshare industry conference

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), won five awards at the 2019 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) World Conference. RCI earned the inaugural ProPartners Networker Award, recognizing its commitment to the growth of ARDA through the referral of new member organizations. Kelly Deardorff, RCI vice president of project management and resort operations, was honored with the prestigious ARDA WINspiration Awardfor outstanding leadership and contributions to empower women and advocate for diverse future industry leaders. “On behalf of RCI, we are honored to once again be acknowledged with multiple awards recognizing the excellence of our programs,...

9 Apr 2019

Jason Gamel named new President & CEO of ARDA

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) has recently announced 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. “I am incredibly excited that Jason has been selected as ARDA’s new leader. His rich history in timeshare law, experience running ARDA’s state government affairs, coupled with his last five...

5 Dec 2018

Howard Nusbaum ARDA President and CEO to Retire

After a successful 19 years as President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association, Howard Nusbaum has announced his intention to retire in 2019. The ARDA Board of Directors has appointed a search committee of its members to work with Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for a new president. Ann Fastiggi and Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart are managing the process. Don Harrill, an ARDA past chairman and current chair of the ARDA International Foundation, is leading the search committee. Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations and current ARDA Chairman, said, “We were of our course disappointed...

Interval International regognised for excellence in technology
17 May 2018

Interval International recognised for excellence in technology

Interval International received the ARDY Award for Technology Project Team at the ARDA World Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning Interval team was honored for its innovation in the development of the hotel exchange benefit and included a cross-functional group of software developers, business analysts, user experience experts, and quality assurance specialists. Despite the challenges of delivering a new technology with unique requirements, hotel exchange launched successfully and since then has generated bookings well above the forecasted numbers. “We have a tenacious and resourceful team,” said Jeanette Marbert, president and CEO of Interval International. “They were laser-focused on delivering an outstanding...

RCI & industry partners donate to the ARDA International Foundation
14 May 2018

RCI & industry partners donate to the ARDA International Foundation

RCI and industry partners worked together to raise $133,440 for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) during ARDA World 2018 in Las Vegas. The donation was largely reached through the “GIVE AIF X2 by RCI” initiative, which matched the AIF donations made by ARDA World attendees throughout the course of the conference. The AIF is a nonprofit organisation led by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that advances knowledge of the industry through comprehensive market intelligence and fosters career opportunities and development through education and training programmess. “As a driving force in timeshare, the AIF does great work to propel the industry forward,” said...

RCI appoints industry leader Robin Mills to the role of Vice President, Business Development, for its EMEA region
9 May 2018

RCI appoints industry leader Robin Mills to the role of Vice President, Business Development, for its EMEA region

RCI is pleased to announce that Robin Mills has accepted the role of Vice President, Business Development, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mills will be based in the UK, at the exchange company’s European headquarters in Northamptonshire. A familiar face and trusted associate of many in the shared-holiday ownership and hospitality industry, Mills brings with him more than 30 years of experience in this business sector. He joins RCI from the Club Leisure Group where he served as Managing Director and was responsible for the expansion of its European operations, as well as the development of its points programme....

Letter from America
21 Nov 2017

Letter from America

I have always wanted to write that as a headline having been a great admirer of the late Alistair Cooke who sent out his “Letter from America” on BBC Radio every week from 1946 to 2004 and most memorably was in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles and witnessed the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. So that was all just by way of introducing the fact that I was in Washington last week, at the ARDA Fall Convention to make presentations, along with Declan Kenny, to the ARDA ROC and ARDA Boards. As explained at the RDO AGM in Marbella in September,...

Interval International promotes Soraya Gonzales
24 Oct 2017

Interval International promotes Soraya Gonzales

Interval International has announced the promotion of Soraya Gonzales to vice president of resort assistance and client services for the Americas. Based in Miami, she oversees the working relationship between the company and the resorts affiliated with its Quality Vacation Exchange Network. She reports to Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. Among Gonzales’ other responsibilities are the management of the resort assistance Latin America division, providing homeowners’ association board support, resort technology, and inventory verifications. Gonzales joined Interval in 1989 as the operations manager of the travel department, and has since held several leadership positions, most...

RCI Pledges $60,000 to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) for Industry Research and Education
11 Apr 2017

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 2016

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...