We have Redweek.com representatives attending the American Resort Development Association Conference (ARDA) Conference taking place this week Nov 4 – 6 in Washington DC. ARDA is the professional association that represents the timeshare vacation ownership and resort development industries.
Yesterday was the first day of the conference and there were many committee meetings, as well as an opening reception. The hot topics for several of the committees was, and lately always seems to be, timeshare resales. There were many discussions on what to do and how to regulate and help stop unscrupulous companies.
In an effort to help clean up a few companies and tactics, ARDA has put together a Resales Task Force to proactively establish suggested legislative language to clarify and standardize resale activity. There are many complaints and unhappy consumers in the resale market as some businesses lack honesty and integrity. Timeshare scam companies hurt not only consumers, but, other reputable businesses in the secondary timeshare market industry. ARDA and those of us acting ethically for consumers, like Redweek.com, want to eliminate these deceitful ways and those who would practice them.