Drew Reynolds and Sean Nickerson have joined the ranks of key ARDA leadership by receiving the coveted RRP designation.
Founding partner Drew Reynolds is also a Chairman’s League member of ARDA . Drew said “Qualifying as RRP’s demonstrates our commitment to the industry and helps to position us as the authoritative source for sales and marketing analytics. We will proudly wear our RRP pins to show our clients, prospective clients and colleagues the depth of industry understanding we bring to the forefront when we promote our services.”
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation. ARDA’s RRP Award is the highest level educational achievement within the industry.
The AIF (ARDA International Foundation) includes Professional Development as one of its main tenets. It administers the RRP Qualification Test. Individuals who earn this designation set an example in the industry as a leader. This program requires a minimum of 5 years of industry experience and a minimum of 10 credits that must be earned in a variety of ways including but not limited to: authoring industry publications, serving on ARDA committees and completing industry specific courses.
Club Leisure Group, the largest timeshare sales and property management company in South Africa, recently selected TrackResults for their business intelligence and analytics partner. Leadership at Club Leisure wanted more flexible reporting, plus the ability to run instant analytics on their data without an additional burden to the IT Department.
“We have invested and developed a lot of our own software over the years,” said Thea Bormann, Board Member & Director of IT at Club Leisure, “and that helped us recognize that TrackResults does something unique: they deliver crucial information instantly, in a format our non-technical managers can use, at a cost effective price.”
“Club Leisure is a visionary leader and sees the value in analyzing the data they have invested in to capture. We are impressed with their desire to know everything about their business so they can improve. We are honored to be the tool they use to make more informed decisions.”
Donald Lamont, Senior Financial Manager, said: “we decided to sign up with TrackResults because its features serve all of our reporting needs, it’s a great management tool and its a solution that is ready to use, with no IT department involvement on our side. That way we can deploy our IT resources to other projects, while we immediately benefit from the “out of the box” solution that TrackResults has to offer“.
Club Leisure Group has added 342 users to TrackResults. Now 31 sales centers distributed among 4 regions in South Africa can actively use the system.. Club Leisure is an active member and contributor to various trade organizations such as VOASA, RDO, ARDA, TATOC, and ATHOC. You can learn more at www.clubleisure.com.za
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Attendees of the upcoming ARDA World Convention in Las Vegas will now be able to gamble for a good cause at the TrackResults Business Intelligence “Go All In To Help Cancer Survivors Win” Invitational Poker Tournament. The poker tournament will take place at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa at 8 p.m. the evening of Saturday, April 5, 2014, the night before timeshare and vacation industry professionals will officially convene for the ARDA World Convention. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of the poker tournament will benefit survivors through the efforts of Send Me On Vacation (SMOV).
The poker tournament will feature a total of 11 tables, with 10 of the tables being sold for a buy-in of $2,500. The playoff table, which is the “final table” level of sponsorship, is still available and up for grabs to the highest bidder who has the financial resources and desire to provide the most support.
Thus far, some of the companies that have have committed to sponsoring at “table level” in support of SMOV’s mission: Travel To Go, Merlin Software, Westgate Resorts, Festiva Resorts, Wells Fargo, Brag Fire, Leisure Loyalty, Contact LLC, Chicago Title, and Nordis Direct. To receive a seat in the tournament, these are the sponsors who have control of the “buy-in” tickets.
Prize sponsors are still needed to support the cause with smaller donations. All prize sponsors receive press recognition, web mentions, listing on the sponsorship banners, and a seat in the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for play actions such as “Highest hand of the tournament,” “First person knocked out,” “Worst bad beat,” “Aces cracked” and raffle drawings.
for more info visit https://www.trackresults.com/poker
We thank all our clients who voted for TrackResults in the Perspective Magazine awards for 2014. We won the Best Product Development Award.
The TrackResults team traveled to Sarasota Florida the week of Feb 9th to attend the GNEX 2014: Timeshare Leaders Conference – The Global Meeting of Minds. Their days were spent in meetings with other industry leaders,and participating in great sessions geared towards brainstorming better ideas for our industry as a whole.
The team was presented the award for “Best Product Development” at the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala Dinner. The judges were particularly impressed with TrackResults as a simple to use, sophisticated tool for resort developers. This is an exciting win for TrackResults as it highlights the dedication and development that went into upgrading the software over the past year.
Perspective Magazine awards presented at GNEX 2014 were chosen through independent judges analysis (80%) and online voting from industry peers, managers and executives (20%). The award was presented at GNEX 2014: Timeshare Leaders Conference – The Global Meeting of Minds. This year the annual event at the Sarasota, Florida Ritz Carlton was attended by more than 106 vacation ownership companies.
Founding partner Drew Reynolds was a featured speaker on the Wednesday afternoon panel “The True Value of Data”. The talk was a high point for TrackResults. During his speech, Drew asked a very important question.
“How can I get access to every single thing I want to make a decision on? “
He posed the question to the audience. Drew said: “Everyone in this audience has a great idea. Then he asked : What performance increases would you achieve if you were able to mine all of the great ideas that happen across your organization? You make smart decisions all the time. “How would your business improve if you could leverage all those decisions?” His speech ignited the imaginations of all the attendees.
The insight derived from using the TrackResults analytics software is invaluable for timeshare industry decision makers. Managers and executives make informed decisions using their own empirical data, allowing them to maintain the highest efficiency, tweak operations and increase margins.