ABOUT ARDA-RESORT OWNERS’ COALITION (ARDA-ROC)
ARDA’s Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC) is a non-profit, membership-based advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing vacation ownership. Funded solely through voluntary contributions from more than 1.6 million owners ranging between $3 and $10 each year, ARDA-ROC is the unified voice representing timeshare owners across the country in city halls, state legislatures and on Capitol Hill.
OUR ISSUE AREAS
- We introduce or pass pro-consumer legislation that protects owners from falling victim to scams.
Accountability for Fraudulent Timeshare Exit Companies
- We support greater regulation and transparency for timeshare exit companies.
Non-Judicial Foreclosure Laws
- We save homeowner associations (HOAs) time and money by supporting laws that provide for a foreclosure process to take place outside the court system.
Timeshare Owner Privacy Laws
- We support responsible privacy protection for owners to ensure personal information is not shared with third parties for commercial purposes, unwanted solicitation or fraudulent activity.
- We defend against taxation that would result in unnecessary financial pain and burden by opposing all efforts to impose or increase taxes on owners, including tax on exchange, transient accommodations tax, or unfair property taxes.
ABOUT AMERICAN RESORT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (ARDA)
- The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the national organization representing the timeshare industry. ARDA provides professional and educational development for its members, provides industry research and data, and advocates for policies that promote the vitality and continued growth of the industry.
TIMESHARE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
- With 9 million owners, approximately 1 in 14 U.S. households own one or more timeshare ownership products
- 87% satisfaction rate among timeshare owners
- Over 79% occupancy rate
- 1,582 timeshare resorts in the United States
- Florida, California and South Carolina remain as the three states that have the most resorts, representing 39% of all U.S. timeshare resorts
- Timeshares added an estimated $97.4 billion of output to the U.S. economy:
- Over 612,000 full- and part-time jobs
- $37 billion in salaries, wages, and related income
- About $12.7 billion in tax revenue at federal, state and local levels
- Over 457,000 timeshare intervals sold in 2019