ARDA Announces Schedule and Speakers for 2017 ARDA World in New Orleans

ARDA World Convention and Exposition will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana this year for the first time in the convention’s history. They expect to have more than 2,500 attendees from 35 different countries, coming from all areas of the vacation ownership industry. ARDA World will take place March 26-30th at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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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…]