Timeshare Industry Contributes $79.5 Billion to U.S. Economy in 2015

The ARDA International Foundation (AIF) recently announced that the U.S. timeshare industry contributed more than $79.5 billion in consumer and business spending to the American economy in 2015. Those numbers also include more than 500,000 jobs and $28.1 billion in salaries and wages. [Read more…]


ARDA Infographic Shows “A World of Options” for Timeshare Owners

Vacationing, as with everything these days, is all about customization. A new infographic from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) shows how a timeshare vacation experience is different from a traditional vacation and lends itself to the unique customization travelers are looking for now. [Read more…]


ARDA Study Shows that Timeshares = Happier Vacations

ARDA (American Resort Development Association) recently held a study to learn the vacation patterns of timeshare owners vs. the average traveler. The study was conducted by the research group Leger and involved 1,000 participants.

The study revealed that in the last three years, 33% of timeshare owners took four or more vacations compared to only 18% of non-owners. Most of these timeshare vacations are spent with family and friends. Timeshare owners also proved to have happier and more satisfying vacations. [Read more…]


RCI Wins 6 ARDA Awards Including “ACE Innovator”

RCI, the leader in timeshare exchange, won six awards at this year’s ARDA awards. The honors were presented on April 15th, at the ARDA 2015 Awards Gala Dinner.

The timeshare exchange group was most excited to receive the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Innovator Award in the large company category. RCI earned this award for their new Online Points Conversion Tool. This innovative marketing solution helps RCI® affiliated resorts to convert their members from RCI Weeks® to RCI Points®. [Read more…]