Who We Are
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 nearly 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 (HOAs), resort management companies, industry vendors, suppliers, and consultants; as well as owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
ARDA promotes the growth and development of the timeshare
industry in a variety of ways:
Advocacy: Actively involved in local, state, and national governmental
affairs, ARDA monitors regulatory issues that affect timeshare. ARDA engages in
lobbying efforts focused on the establishment of a legislative environment that
fosters industry growth and further enhances consumer confidence and
Networking: ARDA offers industry professionals educational and
networking opportunities each year through its Annual Convention and Exposition
with 2,500+ attendees, 50+ educational sessions and more than 200 expo hall
booths; the Fall Conference, a 300+ gathering of ARDA's leaders; and regional educational seminars
focusing on resort management and local legislative issues.
Business-to-Business Partnerships / Bridge-Building: Through alliances with organizations in related and
complementary industries in North America and overseas, ARDA pursues business
and growth opportunities on behalf of its members.
Industry Resources: Through a variety of informational tools including published
research summaries, news updates and email alerts, Developments magazine, and
our websites: www.arda.org, www.arda-roc.org, www.vacationbetter.org, ARDA keeps its
members informed of industry trends and current events.
ARDA International Foundation (AIF): The ARDA International Foundation (AIF) is the timeshare
industry’s leading source for market intelligence and career advancement
resources. AIF, a 501©(3) organization, serves to enhance knowledge for the
public and industry through its comprehensive timeshare research studies, and
aims to enrich careers through ongoing training, learning and development. For
more information visit www.ARDA.org/foundation.