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Wyndham Extra Holidays is Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Wyndham Extra Holidays has just announced they are offering travel deals to five different resorts located in Canada. They are also offering the incredible opportunity to win 150,000 Wyndham Rewards Points in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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Canadian Resort Development Association Undergoes Rebrand

The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) has undergone a rebrand to better reflect their commitment to the Canadian vacation ownership community. Now known as the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association, the association will continue to not only represent the resort development industry, but the greater timeshare ownership industry as a whole. [Read more…]

Laying Cornerstones in Canadian Timeshare

Laying Cornerstones in Canadian Timeshare

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Cornerstone Award to be presented at the 2013 VO-Con Canadian Timeshare conference

The Canadian Resort Development Association, CRDA, has announced the launch of the Cornerstone Award. This new award is significant in the Canadian timeshare industry—especially as economies climb out of a global economic recession—because it pays tribute to those who have demonstrated creativity and innovation as part of Canada’s vacation ownership industry.

The Cornerstone Award specifically recognizes leaders in timeshare, whether they are individuals, companies, a Homeowners Association (HOA), or a resort, that has, “outstanding results through innovative planning, financing, developing, marketing or selling techniques.” The Cornerstone Award entry application defines that nominees should be those who have:

  • Seized an opportunity, addressed a need, solved a problem, and created a game changing value proposition.
  • Communicated in compelling ways, engaged the marketplace, and achieved outstanding results and commercial success.
  • Will have a lasting positive impact on vacation ownership, the environment and society and is an inspiration to CRDA stakeholders.

Jon Zwickel, CRDA’s President and CEO, explains, “We felt it was time to acknowledge those who have laid the foundation for the success of our industry. There are so many great resort projects, companies and people who take business risks.

“The Cornerstone Award is particularly relevant during difficult economic times, when our industry has to be creative in order to succeed,” Zwickel adds.

Honoring Innovations in Canadian Timeshare

Aligned with the theme of this year’s CRDA’s annual Vacation Ownership Conference, “Exploring The Business Of Vacations,” the award will be announced at the 2013 VO-Con, scheduled for October 22-23 in Vancouver, Canada.

You’ll find complete guidelines for Cornerstone Award nominations here:


And information about the upcoming VO-Con here: www.vocon.ca

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Start Planning: CRDA Vacation Ownership Conference October 22-23, 2013

Start Planning: CRDA Vacation Ownership Conference October 22-23, 2013

CRDA Vacation  Ownership Conference
CRDA Vacation Ownership Conference

CRDA, the Canadian Resort Development Association, has announced the dates and is setting the agenda for its VO-CON, Vacation Ownership Conference. Scheduled for October 22-23, in Vancouver, B.C., at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, the VO-CON mandate is: “Exploring The Business Of Vacations.”

CRDA, much like ARDA in the United States, is a timeshare and vacation ownership industry based association, dedicated to furthering the shared ownership resort and leisure industry. Founded more than 20 years ago, CRDA was originally known as “the Resort Timesharing Council of Canada,” and was created in response to a public demand for more information about fee simple and deeded timeshare.

Each year, the CRDA Conference covers all aspects of the vacation ownership industry from timeshares to fractionals and condo hotels and vacation club membership, showcasing speakers, forums, vendors, and the timely topics, challenges and opportunities of the industry.

You can find out more about the conference by contacting Vicki Welstead at 416-924-2002, ext. 233 and by visiting the CRDA website at www.vocon.ca. You will also find more information about registrations, speakers and schedule.

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