Everyone who is professionally involved within the timeshare industry knows that it is unlike any other business. Not only is the industry unique, so are the companies that service it. If you are seeking a vendor who is committed to our industry and qualified to fulfill your specific needs, we encourage you to review the companies below and stop by their booths at ARDA World. As experts in their fields, they are some of our most loyal vendors, dedicated to serving and supporting you and your business. These suppliers totally understand our complicated industry and are eager to help your organization.
ADG (Aquatic Development Group, Inc.) designs and builds recreational Waterfront settings and indoor and outdoor waterparks for resorts and timeshare locations. Implementing their unique InDepthTM approach, ADG goes beyond the edge of the pool, focusing on the bigger picture to achieve business growth and revenue objectives, while designing to the brand image and customer base of the individual resort property. Their feature products include Waterfronts TM – custom aquatic resort settings designed to your brand, property and business goals; and Flowrider® – the popular skill-based surf simulator that builds excitement and offers multiple revenue generating opportunities to any property. This is their second year attending ARDA.
Capital One® Commercial Banking is deeply committed to the vacation ownership industry with a team of experienced professionals cognizant of the challenges and opportunities facing business today. In this way, Capital One delivers financial strength and industry expertise alongside creative and responsive financing solutions in the form of working capital, revolving receivables hypothecation facilities, receivables purchase facilities, and inventory loans. As one of the largest depositories in the United States, Capital One is ideally positioned to tailor financing solutions to fuel the success of your organization. Capital One is proud to sponsor ARDA for the fourth consecutive year.
Casablanca Express is the nation’s oldest and most experienced promotional travel company, having serviced the resort industry for 35 years. This will be their 30th year attending the ARDA convention. Since their formation in 1980, CBE has traveled over 2 million passengers and provided resort clients with over 300,000 mini-vac and day-drive tours. Conference attendees can expect to see the ir latest travel premiums, including destination-based activities and more. Advertising in Resort Trades has helped them remain accessible and visible in the ever-changing world of vacation ownership.
DAE (Dial An Exchange) is the third largest timeshare exchange company in the world! They have exhibited at the ARDA World conference since 2004, when DAE first came to North America. Attendees stopping by their booth will be able to test-drive their new travel and loyalty platform and new Premium Membership Product Gold Advantage Select. Adds DAE, “We love the Resort Trades! Its target audience the perfect demographic for DAE: the Operators and resort managers. Our ads on the back cover have drawn several inquiries, which we have capitalized on every year.”
ETTSI (Executive Tour & Travel) offers the best in Travel certificates and other incentives, helping many within the timeshare and travel club industries. Clients can relax knowing they are receiving the greatest value and that customers will be serviced with the utmost attention by buying direct from the fulfillment company After attending ARDA conferences for 15 years, they look forward to meeting attendees and new friends in the industry, working together to increase sales. They love Resort Trades because of its exposure to all industry decision makers.
FiberBuilt Umbrellas & Cushions has been exhibiting at ARDA World for the past six years as an essential event in their tradeshow schedule. They manufacture contract quality umbrellas, replacement cushions and tents that withstand harsh weather and don’t decay or lose their shape. They will be displaying a variety of large-scale umbrellas with flexible and durable fiberglass ribs that are in high demand. After sampling timeshare execs who were complimentary about Resort Trades, they have joined the ranks of advertisers.
Global Connections, Inc. has attended ARDA World for the past 15 years and as an exhibitor for the past 10 years. The company, recognized as a leader in the travel club industry, offers its members a host of benefits and vacationing options. This year Global will feature its travel club program and new benefits, demonstrating its new web site and sharing details about Global owned resorts. Advertising in RT has placed Global in front of an audience, which is right in their wheelhouse; Global provides affordable short-term products and added-value benefits for those seeking solutions for existing programs as well as utilizing excess inventory within Global’ s membership club.
Jani-King International provides housekeeping and cleaning services to timeshare resorts worldwide. They are trusted by industry leaders for their commitment to owners’ and guests’ satisfaction and have attended ARDA World for more than ten years. Advertising in Resort Trades allows them to reach the timeshare audience within a valued source of information. Visit their booth and learn how to reduce payroll cost by outsourcing with a company that can provide cleaning services to multiple areas of your property.
Kenyon International, Inc. will be returning for their 5th year at ARDA World, displaying compact Lite-Touch™ control ceramic cooktops in 1- and 2-burners featuring digital touch control, simple clean-up, and built-in automatic shut-off with safety lock-out for user and facility safety. The All Seasons indoor/outdoor smokeless electric grills, cart and accessories will also be spotlighted. All Kenyon products are designed and assembled in the USA and backed by a 3-year product replacement warranty. Kenyon supports advertising in Resort Trades due to their broad distribution within the timeshare industry.
MasterCorp has been participating in the ARDA Expo since before the turn of the century. To reflect the innovative spirit of their processes and technology, they have recently created custom-made booth displays and have BIG plans for a completely new custom booth this year. Find their booth number in their ad in this issue of Resort Trades. From MasterCorp: “While most people know us and respect the MasterCorp brand, ARDA World provides us with a forum for sharing our newest innovations for better housekeeping performance and management.”
RCI is the leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,500 affiliated resorts in 100 countries. RCI pioneered vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility with their vacation ownership experience. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection®, is also the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties on six continents. RCI has attended ARDA conferences since their inception. RCI will be unveiling a series of new and enhanced innovations at ARDA World that support affiliates through each step in their business journey. Visit the RCI booth to learn more, and enter to win some fantastic prizes while you are there!
Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company based in Asheville, N.C. They work with a number of resorts and developers to provide the best exchange options possible to their 80,000 members. RTX offers a wide variety of opportunities for industry partners with multiple travel products and inventory exchange prospects plus travel benefits and discounts. This is their third year attending ARDA and second as an exhibitor. Their ads in Resort Trades provide additional brand awareness.
Sumday Vacations provides hassle free, professional equity trade-in service for any sales team. Founded in 2001, they conduct several thousand transfers annually, including timeshares, land lots, vacation clubs and RV/Camping memberships. Attending their first ARDA conference, they will be having drawings for free iPads and showcase sales services that provide higher VPGs, plus a developer tool to increase sales and exposure. They have advertised in Resort Trades for a couple of years, producing several sales and developer clients.
TrackResults Software offers business-intelligence solutions for the vacation-ownership industry. Their mission is to provide powerful tools for decision makers to access reports, graphs, and data visualization to identify trends, opportunities, challenges, and actionable information in order to boost business performance without waiting for anyone. TrackResults delivers users a uniquely fast, customizable view of figures right when you need them at the speed of business. This will be their 9th year at ARDA and an exciting year for new and existing users of TrackResults since they will be demonstrating their new custom dashboard builder and improved analytics. They have been advertising in both print and online with Resort Trades for years with great results.
Timeshare Pro Plus (www.timesareproplus.com) enables resorts to help owners complete the transfer of title or make changes to their timeshare ownership online. In July, they will celebrate their 9th anniversary of being a fully licensed (in 22 states) title insurance agency providing timeshare title services. Four modules automate each step of a transaction including the title transfer, request for an estoppel, managing the escrow and preparing the documents. They have attended ARDA conventions for many years and have exhibited the past two years. Along with Weeks4Less, they have found that advertising in Resort Trades reaches the people who need them the most: HOAs, managers and management companies.
This is the second year Vacation Condos – a rental program for HOAs, management companies and timeshare owners – has attended ARDA World. Attendees will learn more about their full service rental program designed to fill unused, delinquent, and owner inventory. They will also be sharing more about their award-winning online portal, CondoWarehouse, a site designed for anyone in the industry to buy and sell weeklong stays at wholesale rates. Advertising in Resort Trades has given them the opportunity to get their name out and connect with individuals and businesses they may not have met before.
Weeks4Less is an online advertising site for rentals and resales. Users enjoy free membership and use of the site. Weeks4Less saw a need for management companies and resorts, in addition to the consumer, to have the ability to advertise their inventory for sale. Weeks4Less has developed cost-effective advertising for resorts and management companies.
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