Holiday Group Timeshare Webinar Gains Recognition - Earns American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Award Nomination
April 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSeattle, WA—Holiday Group is pleased to announce that its historic Timeshare Basics Webinar (www.holidaygroup.com/webinar) earned a 2007 ARDA (www.arda.org) finalist award nomination for Interactive Internet Advertising.
Webinars are virtual seminars that can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. In its ongoing efforts to educate consumers about timesharing, Holiday's webinar addressed such topics as online research, selecting the best family timeshares, getting the best exchange value, and the benefits of buying resale versus retail.
Gail Bennet, a ten-year professional in the timesharing industry and Holiday's Director of Sales, conducted the seminar. "The turnout was phenomenal," Bennett said. "It was refreshing to see so many people being proactive in their desire to learn about timesharing. People are savvier today about doing their own research, and webinars allow them to do so on their own terms."
On Wednesday, March 28, leaders in the timeshare industry met at the annual ARDA convention in Orlando, Florida to recognize companies that have demonstrated excellence in the timeshare and vacation industry. Holiday's webinar received a finalist nomination for "Interactive Internet Advertising."
"This year's awards program was very competitive," said Holiday President, David Skinner, "and just being nominated was an honor in and of itself. To be considered a finalist was even better."
As a result of the success of the webinar, Holiday is planning future webinars that will include other members of the timesharing industry, including Lisa Schreier, author of "Timesharing for Dummies," the Timeshare User's Group (TUG), and Timesharing Today magazine. Future webinars will provide virtual, interactive seminars to educate and inform consumers about timesharing. Participants will be able to login from their computers, at home or otherwise. The webinars will be open to both current timeshare owners as well as prospective owners.
For more information on Holiday's webinar, please visit http://www.holidaygroup.com/webinar .
About Holiday Group: Holiday's online timeshare business connects thousands of vacation buyers with discount timeshares every year. Founded in 1992, Holiday was one of the first timeshare companies to host a comprehensive Web site. Holiday is headquartered in sunny Seattle. For more information, please visit http://www.holidaygroup.com .
About ARDA: The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. For more information, please visit http://www.arda.org.
About Lisa Schreier: Ms. Schreier is the founder of Timeshare Insights, an independent timeshare consulting and education source. She has recently been featured on CNBC, in Barron's and several other national magazines, as well as more than 75 local and national radio programs, including NPR. For more information, please visit http://www.timeshareinsights.com.
About Timeshare User's Group: The Timeshare User's Group (TUG) is a self-help organization composed of timeshare owners and other interested parties. TUG provides timeshare owners with an unbiased source of consumer oriented information regarding timeshare resorts and the timeshare concept. For more information, please visit http://www.tug2.net.
About Timesharing Today: Founded in 1991, Timesharing Today is recognized as the leading independent timeshare magazine, online resource, and advocate for the timeshare owner and enthusiast. For more information, please visit http://www.tstoday.com.