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Timeshare Industry Working for U.S. Economy

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Timeshare Industry Working for U.S. Economy

By Darla Zanini
Executive VP, ARDA International Foundation (AIF)
August 9, 2016


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Timeshare, once again, has made a significant impact on the U.S. economy. A few key highlights are as follows:

• $79.5 billion in consumer and business spending

• 511,000+ full- and part-time jobs

• $28.1 billion in salaries and wages

• $10.2 billion in tax revenue

Spending by timeshare owners and guests during timeshare stays was estimated at $10 billion in 2015—with $3.4 billion spent onsite at resorts, and $6.6 billion spent offsite in communities where timeshare resorts are located.

This data is based on the AIF 2016 Economic Impact study conducted for us by Ernst & Young.  For more details, check out our infographic and for a full copy of the Economic Impact Study, please contact me at dzanini@arda.org.


 

Providing a Safe Summer for Christel House Kids

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 Providing a Safe Summer for Christel House Kids 

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As an industry, timeshare companies collectively send millions of people on incredible vacations every year. They can recharge their batteries, spend quality time with family and friends, and just relax and have fun. 

But for the kids who attend Christel House, “summer vacation” has a completely different meaning. It means the possibility of not having enough to eat, staying home alone and unsupervised while their parents work, and being exposed to drugs and violence in unsafe neighborhoods. It’s a far cry from the holidays that timeshare owners are accustomed to, but with the help of our industry friends and supporters, Christel House students were provided a safe alternative this year.  

While we all know the importance of this for the kids, it is not cheap. This summer, with the help of the timeshare industry, $22,000 was raised for this year’s program through e-mail and text donation campaigns. This generosity will truly make a difference in the lives of many children! 

Christel House is a global charity that transforms the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. This is accomplished through robust K-12 education and a strong character development program, complemented with regular health care, nutritious meals, guidance counseling, career planning, family assistance, and college/career support.  

For more information, please visit www.christelhouse.org  

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