The National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA) will be hosting its next educational conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the Clarion Hotel, on September 19, 2010. Registration is open until August 19, 2010.
The NTOA was founded as a non-profit consumer-protection organization acting in the interest of its members who are timeshare owners. The organization's mission statement includes, among other things: to provide a forum for face-to-face exchanges of experiences and ideas among timeshare owners; and to keep members informed about events and developments in the timeshare industry.
In January, 2010, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) joined forces with the NTOA. This partnership of the two largest timeshare owner associations sees its purpose as that of timeshare owner promoter, and advocate.
Ed Hastry, founder of NTOA, stated, "NTOA members are enthused about the opportunity to have a more direct communications vehicle into the developers. We have a huge group of owners that can articulate what vacation ownership means to them and why it’s a great way to vacation.”
The 2010 Milwaukee conference has a roster of outstanding national speakers that includes Howard Nussbaum, President and CEO of ARDA; Lisa Anne Schreier, author of "Timeshare Vacations for Dummies" and "Surviving a Timeshare Presentation;" and Ed Hastry, NTOA founder and president.
An NTOA spokesperson said that the conference is designed to give timeshare owners valuable information about their property. The conference will be a great venue for timeshare owners to ask questions and receive valuable insights about the industry.
P.S. - Why not turn the conference into a family vacation? Check out the timeshare rentals that are available at beautiful Wisconsin Dells, just an hour and a half drive from Milwaukee. September temperatures can still be moderate, and a best-kept secret of Wisconsin is that the splendor of its autumn foliage rivals that of New England.