Resort Trades

Resort Trades – the timeshare industry’s only true news journal – was established in 1987 and mailed to every single resort in the United States and Canada. A true leader in the vacation ownership/timeshare industry and its bellwether of trends, issues and the movement of people, the journal is a super-tabloid that is supported by an active online news resource – Resort Trades is distributed twelve times annually to every resort in the U.S., as well as to a subscriber-base of senior-level executives at development, management and timeshare-related travel companies. Resort Trades and offer display advertising, classified advertising, directory listings (“Supplier Directory” and “Resort Management Directory”), as well as monthly industry news and press releases, global analysis articles and in-depth interviews with industry professionals and business leaders.

“Timeshare/vacation ownership executives are all familiar with Resort Trades. I look forward to reading The Trades every month. I’ve looked forward to reading it since the mid-80s, when it was first published.” – Franz Hanning, President & CEO, Wyndham Vacation Ownership is updated daily with news items, calendar items and updates pertaining to resort management and development. Due to its receipt of continuous updating and hourly activity by users, is the top-rated industry web site on search engines.

Our mission is to be of service to industry professionals. Put simply, our Vision Statement is:

Provide readers with unbiased and supportive information that will benefit them as they seek to provide their owners and guests with perfect vacations.

  • January 2018   Top New Year’s Resolutions – Weigh in on How to Increase Revenue
    What plans are resort operators making to make themselves more successful this year?
  • February 2018 Leadership Issue – 2017 CEP Award Winner Announced
    The Trades’ HR issue looks at hiring, training and motivating staff in every department.
  • March 2018 Technology – From Management to Internet Marketing
    A ‘must-read’ for resort operators who want to stay current, enhance revenue and save on costs.
  • April 2018 The ARDA World issue 2018 Annual Convention & Expo; May 6-10, 2018.
    Extra distribution to thousands of resort professionals attending ARDA World 2018.
  • May 2018 Recreation: Spas, Golf, Outdoor Play & Pools
    What are the latest trends for managers and resort operators to watch for, when seeking ways to attract and maintain owners/members and guests?
  • June 2018 Top Resorts – A look at the “Big Ten.”
    Who are the top developers, resorts, exchange companies? What are their secrets to success?
  • July 2018 The Money Issue
    As the year-end approaches, we will look at helping resort operators grow revenue, expand opportunities, serve their owners and guests better, streamline costs.
  • August 2018 HOA Annual Meeting
    Resort managers need the latest product and service information while preparing budgets for the annual meeting.
  • September 2018 Marketing & Sales
    A how-to manual on the latest on- and off-line marketing and sales secrets.
  • October 2018 Refurbishment and Design/SOIC Conference
    How to beautify and maintain your resort, inside and out!
  • November 2018 Legacy Resorts/ARDA Fall Conference
    A look at the challenges mature resorts face, including insurance, accounting, legal, reserves, and management.
  • December 2018 Management Company Review
    A comparative review of major top management companies.