HONOLULU, HI (May 31, 2010) – The American Resort Development Association of Hawaii (ARDA-Hawaii), the timeshare organization in Hawaii, participated in the 31st Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Maui and handed out 1,000 ARDA-Hawaii reusable shopping bags along with water bottles to walkers at its aid station along the route. Maui raised the most money in the statewide event, with 1,863 walkers collecting $331,421.
“We are proud to support Maui County in raising the most money in the state,” said ARDA-Hawaii Chair Daniel Dinell. “We thank our team and members at ARDA-Hawaii in helping contribute to charitable and worthy benefits such as the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk and look forward to next year’s event.”
The five-mile walk on Maui started and finished at Maui War Memorial Soccer Field.
ARDA-Hawaii is the local chapter of the American Resort Development Association, the national timeshare trade association. Hawaii’s timeshare industry generates close to 10,000 jobs in tourism, construction, and allied industries. The state’s 8,800 timeshare units account for 10 percent of the State’s visitor lodging inventory and thousands of jobs. Timeshare owners and guests generate $3 billion in direct timeshare-related spending in Hawaii. ARDA-Hawaii Maui members include Ka’anapali Beach Club; Kahana Falls; Kauhale Makai, Village by the Sea; Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club; Maui Schooner Resort; Valley Isle Resort; Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas I and II; and Worldmark at Kihei. Learn more about “Timeshare with Aloha” at www.ARDA.org or email [email protected]