ARDA is the face of vacation ownership.
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the trade association for the timeshare industry. ARDA’s membership comprises over 500 companies (both privately held firms and publicly traded corporations), which house 5,000-plus individual ARDA members. ARDA’s active, engaged members have extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate.
ARDA’s work — including proactive advocacy — touches every role within the timeshare industry. Developers, exchange companies, vacation clubs, timeshare resellers, timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, industry vendors, consultants, and legal and regulatory experts are all part of the ARDA network. Meanwhile, timeshare owners and managers connect with ARDA through the ARDA-Resort Owners' Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
Who We Are
We're known for helping make sure that this business community thrives. That’s why ARDA membership represents 95% of the timeshare industry.
Since our founding over 50 years ago, ARDA has been nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. We’ve got our ears to the ground on issues affecting the vacation ownership and resort development industries (timeshares). That puts us at the forefront of advocating on behalf of America’s resort developers and timeshare owners — both on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country.
Our reach extends abroad as well. In addition to the 1,540 resorts located in the United States, many ARDA members have resorts around the world — including the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. ARDA is part of the international timeshare community through the Global Alliance for Timeshare Excellence (GATE), made up of member organizations from Brazil, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and South Africa.
What We Do
We stand up for timeshare. When an issue arises that affects the industry, ARDA is there. And when we see an opportunity to promote the growth and development of the timeshare industry, we harness it in a variety of ways:
Business-to-Business Partnerships and Bridge-Building
ARDA pursues business and growth opportunities on behalf of its members through alliances with organizations in related and complementary industries in North America and overseas.
ARDA’s mission is to connect, protect, and affect the timeshare industry. That means we:
- Connect timeshare professionals by building relationships and fostering collaboration
- Protect the rights and wellbeing of the timeshare industry through advocacy at all levels of government
- Affect the growth of the industry by providing education and building strategic alliances that help members expand their businesses
We envision helping the vacation ownership industry soar, and putting all timeshare owners on their dream vacation.