The Resort Development Organisation (RDO) was founded in 1998 as OTE (Organisation for Timeshare in Europe) to improve representation for reputable companies in the timeshare sector across Europe and promote fair trading, quality and growth within the timeshare industry. RDO also provides consumers with information via websites and help lines and offers a mediation service.
Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa VOASA, previously known as the Timeshare Institute of Southern Africa, was established in 1990 as an organisation representing the interests of the respective stakeholders with its primary objective being to “create, maintain and develop an environment within which the long-term viability and growth of vacation ownership through shared vacation ownership can be optimally ensured.”
Fundamental to the existence of VOASA, is its ability to self regulate and control the industry in such a manner that the national authorities, via the Department of Trade & Industry, is confident of its ongoing ability to manage and deliver a mature industry that instils confidence within all stakeholders and is positively perceived by the consumer at large.
AIRDA – All India Resort Development Association is an independent, non-profit advisory body dedicated to the Indian timeshare and holiday ownership industry. In 1998, a visionary group of resort developers and RCI inked a blueprint for an independent body – an association with a purpose and an agenda – keeping in mind the nascent profile of timeshare in the country and the constructive role that could be played by developers to grow the industry. Also, importantly, to work hand-in-hand with both promoters and consumers. This was how the foundation was laid for the All India Resort Development Association (AIRDA).
Association of International Property Professionals is a global organisation dedicated to building confidence in international property markets, representing industry professionals and promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the property development markets across the world.
The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has been representing the hotel, restaurant and food service catering industry for over 100 years. The Association exists to ensure that the views of the British hospitality industry are represented in a forceful, coherent and coordinated manner to government and policy makers in the UK and internationally, in order that its members' businesses can flourish.
Perspective International is an award winning PR & Media company for the timeshare, fractional ownership and resort real estate industries, offering great exposure both in print and online for its clients, including many of the largest hospitality brands and leading independent developers, marketers and suppliers around the globe. The company publishes two magazines (one trade and one consumer) and is host to a dedicated online shared holiday ownership forum.
Fractional Life is the world’s leading web portal for fractional ownership and is the world’s leading web portal for the fractional ownership and asset-sharing lifestyle concept. Founded by Piers Brown 4 years ago, the company shares the reputation of being fractional industry pioneers in Europe with RCI’s luxury leisure property exchange product, The Registry Collection Programme.
Overseas Property Professional is the only dedicated trade magazine and web site for overseas property agents, developers and associated professionals, as well as anyone actively involved in the international homes industry. Drawing upon a wealth of experience in both media and property, the team behind the OPP combines specialist knowledge of consumer and trade media and marketing, multi-exhibitor event organisation, media buying and online publishing.
Global Edge is the only web portal specifically built for and used by the overseas property industry. Over 40,000 real estate companies across the world use the site each month to find development projects and business partners, keep up-to-date with the latest news and to bid for investor leads on their eBay-style lead marketplace
The American Resort Development Association is the professional association representing the holiday ownership and resort development industries in the US. Established in 1969, ARDA today has nearly 1,000 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
The CRDA is the industry-based association dedicated to furthering the holiday ownership industry, both in Canada and throughout the world. It was founded over 20 years ago as “the Resort Timesharing Council of Canada” in response to the public’s insatiable demand for more information about typical “fee simple” (or “deeded”) timeshare products. With the advent of flexible, leisure creative products CRDA has evolved to become the pre-eminent industry association responsible for overseeing all forms of Vacation Ownership in Canada.
The Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council Limited (ATHOC) is a not-for-profit industry body established in 1994 to represent all interests involved in the Australian timeshare industry, and to work toward national industry best practice.