Phoenix, AZ (March 7, 2012) — Everything’s coming up roses for Dial An Exchange (DAE), one of the world’s largest independent timeshare exchange organizations, after being named a winner in two international competitions.
Selected from a field of international entries, DAE (www.daelive.com) has been named a finalist in three categories in the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) annual Awards Program. In the Advertising, Promotion & Communications Division, the company was named a finalist in the Magazine Advertisement category for their Dial An Exchange Old School Service advertisement as well as selected as a top winner in the Sales Center Materials division for Dial An Exchange – North America. In the Sales and Marketing Division competition, DAE was named a finalist for their Call Center with less than 200 persons. The top award winner will be announced at a Black Tie Gala held in conjunction with ARDA’s annual conference in Las Vegas on April 4, 2012.
Dial An Exchange was also honored with the Best Project Team award for its North American operations at the Global Networking Expo, GNEX 2012 & Perspective Magazine Awards Gala. This annual event was held in February in Cancun, Mexico and attended by industry leaders from five continents. The Perspective Magazine Awards annually recognizes the top companies and individuals doing business in the timeshare and fractional sector of the hospitality industry.
A combination of online voting and decisions from a panel of four industry experts decided the winners, with almost 6,000 votes cast online across nearly 150 nominations. Industry professionals around the world competed for the coveted awards and accompanying global recognition provided through the industry’s most widely-read trade publication.
Commented Fermin Cruz, Vice President of North American Business for DAE who accepted the award, “The entire team in the North American office for DAE is especially proud of winning in the Best Project Team Award category. We work very hard as a team and to receive an award that was voted on by our peers makes it a special honor.”
Dial An Exchange CEO Francis Taylor agreed. “Winning this prestigious award for two consecutive years is a testament to the level of success DAE continues to achieve. During 2011, the company grew more than in the previous five years. This growth was achieved while maintaining an A+ customer satisfaction rating with the Better Business Bureau. At the same time, we added 100,000 new members as a result of new industry partnerships.”
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE is the largest privately owned timeshare exchange provider with worldwide destination availability. Formed in 1997 to support timeshare owners, membership is free and exchange fees are not charged until an exchange is confirmed. Since the company’s formation, DAE has grown from a single office in Australia to offices in Europe, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Asia, the United Kingdom and Phoenix, Arizona. The company has nearly 400,000 members around the world. Visit Dial An Exchange at www.daelive.com.
Dial An Exchange (DAE)
Proud DAE award winners at the GNEX conference: Fermin Cruz, VP North American Business; Corbett Howard, VP of Operations; Susan Friedline, Business Development Manager; and Ramy Filo, DAE Chairman of the Board.