Provides Federal and State Policy Information Affecting Timeshare Industry
WASHINGTON, DC (February 22, 2011) — The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) has unveiled a new web site – ARDA-ROC.org – dedicated to communicating with and activating the one million members that make up its resort owners coalition (ROC) about legislative and regulatory policies impacting the industry.
“ARDA-ROC members are already an active and engaged audience,” said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA. “But now, we will be able to inform and motivate owners to become more vocal with policy makers to preserve, protect and enhance vacation ownership,” he continued. A voting timeshare owner or Home Owners Association (HOA) member who contacts his or her elected official will strengthen the efforts of ARDA-ROC’s legislative team and volunteers.
At its core, the site provides information regarding current and resolved legislative activity around the country as well as from select international jurisdictions, such as the Caribbean. Users can stay well-briefed on breaking news, upcoming events, and the latest headlines. Users can also track the progress of specific bills of interest and eventually specific legislation.
Key features of the site include easy search queries by issue, jurisdiction, region or state through an interactive map. Navigational tools allow users to customize their own experience with the option to receive follow-up communication through the RSS feeds.
Additionally, the site offers information and resources available to timeshare owners, including consumer advisories and resources and links to governors’ offices, attorneys general, regulatory agencies and consumer groups.
“As the trade association representing the timeshare community, we are eager to be able to communicate with owners with the ease and convenience that this new site provides,” added Nusbaum.
In addition to ARDA-ROC.org, ARDA recently launched a completely revamped ARDA.org, the web site for its members. According to member RCI Ventures, “The American Resort Development Association has unveiled an impressive new website fusing style with functionality. With a ticker-tape news feed to make it easy for visitors to access the latest information from the Association, the website is packed with useful details for both developer and consumer audiences.”
Lou Ann Burney