A Busy Year of Promoting and Advancing Interests of Timeshare Owners
WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 13, 2013) — As the annual Fall Conference of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) gets underway this week, the professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries is eagerly sharing its progress report in legislative successes for the year.
“It has been one of the busiest years ever for us in pushing and strengthening legislation for the benefit of timeshare owners,” said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA. “We have advocated for owners in 14 states this year, all the way from Arkansas to West Virginia, with the thrust of our efforts focused on providing specific guidelines related to resale and transfer company legislation.”
According to Nusbaum, both ARDA and ARDA-ROC (the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition) continue to jointly support needed protections for timeshare owners transferring or reselling a timeshare, and to ensure the best standards, disclosures and policies are in place. Timeshare owners can access more information regarding resales and transfers, as well as specific activities by state, at www.ardaroc.org.
The ARDA Fall Conference, held each year in Washington, D.C., provides an opportunity for industry stakeholders to strategize for the upcoming year about policies affecting the industry and for attendees to hear from industry leaders about detailed, bottom-line analysis of the implications of industry, economic and political trends on owners, developers and consumers.
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 almost 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.
The ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC) is a non-profit program sponsored by the American Resort Development Association, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing vacation ownership. ARDA-ROC is an alliance of owners, developers, and managers who are committed to advocating for local, state, and federal policies that enable the vacation ownership industry to thrive. For more information, visit www.ardaroc.org.
CONTACTS: Alexa Antonuk, ARDA
Christy Moran, Weber Merritt
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: ARDA