The Best is Yet to Come
By Howard Nusbaum
I’m sad to see 2014 go—it has been a good year!
A good year for the industry with sales and pace of growth
both up, but more importantly, we’re seeing new customers join the
9 million-plus U.S. timeshare-owner households. These new owners
are younger, more affluent
and diverse, and understand that a timeshare
yields more than just better vacations—it cultivates a better family
The overall economy flourished for the first time since 2008 with unemployment dipping below 6 percent.
This past year also saw milestones that set records yet again on Wall Street with the Dow bouncing around
17,000 and upward forecasts for most sectors.
As we approach
2015, we may have a more consolidated industry, but it is full of robust, well-capitalized
companies. Innovative professionals have created great
products, systems, and services that we only dreamed of offering just a few years ago—and with more market intelligence and better technology.
But we still face challenges that will demand our attention in the New Year:
- Continuing to execute the ARDA
legislative and regulatory action plan
- Working to ensure a healthier secondary market
- Developing tools for sold-out HOAs and legacy resorts
- Conducting robust research
for key stakeholders
- Continuing to educate a new generation of timeshare owners
So when “Auld Lang Syne” plays on New Year’s Eve this year, I will lift my glass a little
Higher, thankful for these
past 12 months
and filled with optimistic cheer for 2015!
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