weholi, the new online marketplace for timeshare owners to rent and sell their vacation weeks directly to consumer vacationers, has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC). The annual conference takes place, Sept. 9 – 10, 2015, at the luxurious Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia. It is produced and hosted by Perspective Group on behalf of Canada’s official timeshare industry trade body, the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
“Canada is a strong and growing market for vacation ownership,” says Fermin Cruz, weholi’s vice president of Sales and Marketing, Americas. “weholi’s fast growth is due in part to its global network of strategic partners. We’re bringing the sharing economy to the timeshare industry and look forward to showcasing our pioneering platform to the industry leaders from around the world who attend this conference.”
After making its debut in the fall of 2014, Swiss-based weholi quickly gained traction. The easy-to-use and transparent online community is an all-around win for renting, exchanging and selling all types of vacation accommodations, including timeshare resorts, private residences, fractional ownership, and serviced apartments and condominiums. The platform brings a much-needed outlet to owners who want to present their offers directly to renters in search of excellent deals on accommodations that offer more space and richer amenities than those found in a hotel room or suite. In this way, weholi engages the next generation of vacation owners, offering a low-cost marketing channel that delivers new prospects to vacation properties at a fraction of the cost of traditional channels.
“weholi has created a true peer-to-peer consumer platform that lets owners and renters conduct online transactions directly without having to pay high commissions,” comments Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Group. “It’s a solution that works for developers, Home Owner Associations and individual owners. We’re delighted to have this innovative company as a CRC sponsor and look forward to introducing them to the many key decision-makers and prospective strategic partners that CRC attracts.”
CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering vacation ownership in Canada and throughout the world. The association’s annual conference brings together association members and non-members from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. Attendees learn more about vacation ownership and the resort marketplace and catch up on the latest trends and innovations from industry leaders and new entrants into the marketplace. This year’s conference will feature speed networking and a cocktail reception on the first day, and a full day of education sessions and networking opportunities on the second. CRC provides an opportunity for timeshare professionals from around the globe to come together, exchange ideas and come away with new business contacts and strategic partnerships.
Each year, CRC takes place in a different premier Canadian destination. The 2015 conference brings delegates to Vancouver, recognized as Canada’s top city in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards. Vancouver lures visitors with its juxtaposition of natural beauty and cosmopolitan flair. Part of the city’s charm is its culinary scene, featuring fresh seafood and local produce that are among North America’s finest. Adding to the appeal are museums, eclectic shops and parks. Located minutes from downtown are mountains and beaches, making Vancouver a playground for outdoor recreation, from hiking, biking and skiing to kayaking, fishing, sailing and more. CRC attendees will be close to the action thanks to the conference’s central location at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Set on the downtown waterfront, this sophisticated hotel will treat CRC attendees to luxurious accommodations with stunning ocean, mountain or skyline views.
To register and get additional information about CRC 2015, visit www.canadianresortconference.com
For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit www.crda.com
Swiss-based weholi is an online marketplace for vacation owners and vacationing consumers to come together in a safe, transparent environment to conduct peer-to-peer rentals and sales of vacation stays. The easy-to-use platform offers all types of vacation accommodations, including timeshare resorts, private residences, fractional ownership, and serviced apartments and condominiums. weholi provides a much-needed outlet for owners of vacation properties who are looking to rent their properties out to consumers looking for an excellent deal in more than just a hotel accommodation. The company is strategically positioned to engage the next generation of vacation owners, offering a low-cost marketing channel that delivers new prospects to vacation properties at a fraction of the cost of traditional rental channels.
For more information, visit https://www.weholi.com
CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. The association was founded more than 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership and the resort industry.
For more information on membership and events, visit www.crda.com
About Canadian Resort Conference
Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industry’s leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior-level executives from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. It provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those who want to find strategic partnerships with other international companies.
For more details visit www.canadianresortconference.com
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