WASHINGTON, DC (May 17, 2012) — The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is scheduled to address Home Owners Association (HOA) and resort management challenges at its upcoming ARDA Northeast meeting in Providence, Rhode Island on June 4 and 5, 2012. Resort operators including HOA board members, managers, and developers will be attending to network and share industry information.
According to ARDA New England chairman and president of InnSeason Resorts Dennis Ducharme, resorts are facing greater challenges than ever before. “As many of our timeshare resorts have aged, so have their original owners,” says Ducharme. “Many of them are facing changes in their financial condition or ability to travel and are no longer interested in retaining their week. One of the topics we’re addressing at the meeting will be a case study of a resort that is successfully dealing with this situation.”
The meeting will start with a golf tournament on Monday, June 4th, teeing off at 8:00 a.m. at the Swansea Country Club. Networking opportunities include the Opening Reception with Product Showcase on Monday evening, featuring vendors specializing in serving the resort industry. During Tuesday’s breakfast, attendees will learn how to achieve work-life balance—an important factor in employee attraction and commitment.
Event sponsors are Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell; Interval International; RCI; ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC); and Vacation Resorts International. Regional meeting sponsors include A-1 Textiles, Aspen National Collections, Blackwell Recovery, Colebrook Financial, Continental Central Credit, Inc., GScf, Lodging Kit Company, MasterCorp Inc., Meridian Financial Services, and SharonINK PR & Marketing. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact ARDA VP of Industry Relations Bob Craycraft at (202) 207-1079. To register for the event, visit www.arda.org/northeast
Other upcoming ARDA Regional Meetings include ARDA West on October 4 and 5 in San Diego and ARDA Southeast on November 1 and 2 in Orlando. For more information or to register, visit www.arda.org/regionalmeetings.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969, ARDA today has over 1,000 members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC). For more information, visit www.arda.org or ARDA’s consumer website at www.VacationBetter.org.