Timeshare CEO Wesley Kogelman Elected to CRDA Board of Directors
Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO of online timeshare resale and rental advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
CRDA is an industry-based association that is dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. It was founded over 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about Canadian timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of the resort and shared ownership industry.
“The Board welcomes Wes and his representation of an ethical resale industry. Wes has been very supportive of CRDA and will bring a technology perspective to our Board, which is imperative as we continue to look for new ways to connect with the new generation of timeshare buyers,” said Jon Zwickel, president and CEO, CRDA.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve on the CRDA Board and look forward to helping in any way I can. Canada is our second largest market, next to the U.S., so I would like to share our insights to help advance the Canadian vacation ownership industry,” said Kogelman.
Because of the global reach of BuyaTimeshare.com’s industry-leading online timeshare resale marketplace, CRDA executives invited Kogelman onto the Board as the industry trends toward more online interaction with timeshare owners.
“We already have consumers seeking to buy Canadian timeshare products through our website and learning how those consumers interact online is important to the development of the Canadian timeshare industry.”
“Unique visitors to our website from Canada are up 14 percent from last year, with Ontario as the top source market, so interest in the product is clearly on the rise. And with over $2 million in offers to buy Canadian timeshare through our site, we can monitor what is trending when it comes to Canadian products,” added Kogelman.
The Board election was held during the recent Canadian Resort Conference, CRDA’s annual industry event which was held at the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre in Toronto, Ontario over September 23-24. The conference brings together an international audience of vacation ownership and resort industry professionals to discuss topics relevant to the Canadian resort marketplace and the purchasing trends of Canadian vacationers.
To find out more about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.
BuyaTimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyaTimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009. The company is a Trustee Member of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), represented on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), a member in good standing with the Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), U.K.-based TATOC the Timeshare Association and is a preferred resale provider for the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA). For more information, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.