Harrisonburg, VA (May 20, 2014) — C.A.R.E.’s 58th Semi-Annual Conference, held at the Sandestin® Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL from May 3-6, 2014 enjoyed the highest dollar amount of sponsorship support in the organization’s 29 year history. A record-breaking, almost $70,000 was raised from many C.A.R.E. companies to support the education, meals, events and networking at the conference.
Club Resort Intervals, LLC (www.crivacation.com) contributed $20,000.00 as a Presidential Sponsor and hosted a “Cinco de CRI Celebration in celebration of the 5th of May and Club Resort Interval’s fifth year as a proud and dedicated member of C.A.R.E. CondoWarehouse.com (www.condowarehouse.com), also a Presidential Sponsor, hosted a special evening of recognition that included a memorable and enjoyable evening of networking and beach activities.
Additional conference highlights included a sponsor appreciation reception hosted by Perspective International, LTD and Global Connections, Inc. and C.A.R.E.’s Silent and Live Auction, with auctioneers Jason Tremblay of SellMyTimeshareNow.com and Jeanette Bunn, Vice President of C.A.R.E. C.A.R.E.’s first-ever Speed Networking session, hosted by Resort Travel and XChange, also proved to be a popular event.
Educational opportunities included Keynote Speaker, Shutopa Das of Welk Resorts, with an interactive presentation on “Inclusive Culture & Generational Differences-Creating a Harmonious Workplace” and an industry update from Pamela Cordell, ARDA. Dave Dawson, Global Connections was the moderator of the panel discussion “Next Generation Customer Experience.”
The conference concluded with the traditional “C.A.R.E. Gives Back” volunteer event at the Alaqua Animal Refuge, a unique full-service, no-kill shelter that advocates for the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services for over 250 animals.
C.A.R.E.’s 59th Semi-Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA from October 18-21, 2014.
C.A.R.E. (www.care-online.org), established in 1985, is the vacation industry’s premier trade association. Its member companies, comprised of Resort Developers, Management and Exchange companies, HOA’s, Travel Clubs and Wholesalers, provide each other with opportunities for vacation fulfillment, exchanges and revenue enhancement through increased inventory utilization and yield management. C.A.R.E. members are required to comply with a strict Code of Standards and Ethics and benefit from outstanding professional and personal development opportunities at their semi-annual conferences.
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