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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C. based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries (timeshares). ARDA has almost 750 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations with extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOA's), resort management companies, industry vendors, suppliers, and consultants; as well as owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).

CVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to the vacation ownership and resort development industries. It is a community of active industry leaders - recreational real estate developers, vacation clubs, HOA's, exchange companies and financial institutions as well as professionals and suppliers to the industry.

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Resort Trades has been delivering industry news to timeshare resort operators, managers and developers since 1987 by sending copies to every resort, every month.   The Trades’ online media resources include ResortTrades.com, a news site that is updated daily, a monthly online newsletter delivered to approximately 25,000 subscribers, and an active social media presence on Twitter (@ResortTrades) and Facebook (@TheResortTrades). The entire enterprise adds value to the industry as a whole with an enormous volume of informative content to assist resort operators in running their properties more efficiently, raising revenues more effectively and making better-informed buying decisions.

The Timeshare Board Members Association, Inc. was organized in 2011 and since its inception, TBMA has focused on its purpose to provide education through a dynamic, continually evolving agenda. The Association seeks the active participation by HOA Board Members, onsite Resort Managers and industry experts to help TBMA in carrying out its mission and in serving its Membership.   


Perspective Magazine is the global leader in providing multi-media information for the timeshare and fractional ownership industry. Publishers of Perspective North America, Europe/Middle East, South Africa and Asia Pacific magazines.

Developments magazine is the “voice of the timeshare industry” with ARDA, based in Washington, D.C. The association, founded in 1969, also maintains strategic alliances with counterparts in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, and Australia. Developments speaks not only to the industry but also for the industry to its various constituencies—legislators, regulators, academics, financial analysts, sister organizations, and the media.


Amdetur was founded on July 13, 1987, out of the visionary decision of eight great entrepreneurs whose extraordinary enthusiasm gave life to the Mexican Resort Development Association. It began activities under the leadership of Alberto Villada Camerino, a founder and the first Chairman of the Board, with a commitment to work unceasingly for this country’s tourist industry.

Started in 2011, GNEX offers an unrivaled networking environment for senior-level executives from the hospitality industry. Their mission is to provide the best possible conference environment where business can really be done, and everyone has a voice.

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Incorporated in Singapore, the Asia Pacific Resort Development Organisation (APRDO) is the first overarching organisation in Asia Pacific to support and promote the timeshare industry in the region, provide a framework that fosters innovation and regulation in the industry and ensures that business practices are being conducted to the highest ethical standards.

Discover at AOCAP why the alternative ownership business models have significant potential in Asia Pacific and how such market potential might be realized. For investors, owners or developers looking for ways to monetize undeveloped resort real estate, re-purpose or further optimize returns on existing inventory, alternative ownership offers an additional or ‘alternative’ option to the more common ideas of a stand-alone hotel or integrated resort.


RDO (Resort Development Organisation) is the trade association for vacation ownership across Europe, encompassing a number of usage types including timeshare, fractional interests, private residence clubs, condo hotels, destination clubs etc, all aimed at providing holidaymakers with quality holiday accommodation through various concepts of use.