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C.A.R.E. Honored with Best Strategic Partnership Award at 2019 Perspective Magazine Awards

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Orlando, Florida, March 12, 2019 (Perspective Magazine)- C.A.R.E., the Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers, a non-profit trade association was honored with the award for Best Strategic Partnership at the 2019 Perspective Magazine Awards which were held during the GNEX 2019 Conference at Baha Mar, Bahamas on February 27th.

The Perspective Magazine Awards recognizes companies and individuals for their achievements within the vacation ownership industry over the past year and is considered one of the highest honors within the industry. The 2019 Perspective Awards were judged independently by a group of industry experts combined with online votes from industry peers and presented during an awards lunch party sponsored by Holiday Systems International and INTUITION during the GNEX 2019 Conference.

Established in 1985, C.A.R.E. has hosted semi-annual conferences up through the Fall of 2017 and since 2018 has hosted annual conferences. Its 67th conference in 34 years will be held at the Westin Indianapolis from May 4-7, 2019. C.A.R.E. was formed to provide enhanced vacation fulfillment options for owners during a time when exchange companies were experiencing some early growing pains.  Since its inception, C.A.R.E. has been run almost solely by volunteer members and has been led by President Linda Mayhugh (C.O.O. / Gunn Marketing Group, Inc.) for the past four years.  Mayhugh has very effectively strengthened C.A.R.E.’s strategic alliances with multiple industry associations including ACOTUR, AMDETUR, ARDA, AVO and CVOA.

It’s an extreme honor, and I’m very proud, to have received this award from Perspective Magazine on behalf of C.A.R.E.,” Mayhugh commented.  “By strengthening these association alliances, we have removed global borders and expanded worldwide opportunities resulting in greater growth for our shared industry; both financially and organizationally.  It is a primary goal of mine, as President of C.A.R.E., to continually seek beneficial avenues that will create more shared value among all in our industry.

For information about C.A.R.E. please visit: www.care-online.org

Contact: Linda Mayhugh (lmayhugh@care-online.org / 800-636-5646 ext. 700)


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Your February Edition of QuickConnects

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 

Hello C.A.R.E. Friends!

C.A.R.E. has been busy for you! After a productive Winter Board
Meeting last month, we’re putting the finishing touches on our new website design, wrapping up our annual membership renewals, all
while seeking conference sponsors, auction/raffle donors and making grand plans for the sessions and events of our 2019 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana from May 4th-7th. It’s not too late to register, sponsor or donate something!
 
A C.A.R.E. Conference in my home state…I must say that me and my Hoosier Pride are getting more excited with every day that passes. I’m excited to share some authentic Hoosier Hospitality with attendees. Have you registered yet? Early bird rates will expire 3/1/19! Read More

 

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RCI TO PLAY KEY ROLE AT 2019 C.A.R.E. CONFERENCE

Posted By Administrator, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

 

RCI is to play a key role at this year’s Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.) conference, hosting a special ‘RCI Monday’ that includes a tour of its Call Center.

This year’s conference takes place from 4-7 May at the Westin Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where RCI’s headquarters was established nearly 45 years ago.

In addition to the RCI Call Center tour on Monday 6 May, there will be a mini-keynote address by Adrian Garrett, RCI’s Sr. Learning & Development Specialist.

Garrett will share some Key Objectives to ‘Bias in the Workplace: Working Together to Create an Inclusive Culture’ highlighted with some tips for Women Empowerment. RCI’s Affiliate, C.A.R.E. Member Endless Vacation Rentals, will then host dinner for attendees at an off-site local venue.

Early bird registration is now open for this year’s C.A.R.E. conference, which is the 67th event to be held by the association but only the second annual event after last year’s inaugural annual conference.

C.A.R.E. attendees will gain valuable contacts and noteworthy knowledge from multiple keynote presentations and industry centric sessions, as well as a plethora of networking opportunities and fast-paced experiences.  READ MORE

 

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2019 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 28, 2019

 May 4 -7, 2019

C.A.R.E.'S  67th CONFERENCE

THE WESTIN INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis, Indiana

C.A.R.E. members are encouraged to make plans now to attend C.A.R.E. 2019! 
Following the lead of our highly rated 2018 Annual Conference, the extended and 
robust conference agenda is full of valuable content 
and networking opportunities. 

C.A.R.E.’s 67th Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana is sure to be a 
successful highlight to your 2019 business plan.

AGENDA

ONLINE REGISTRATION

ROOM REGISTRATION

SPONSORSHIP 

 

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Your January Edition of QuickConnects

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 28, 2019
 
Happy New Year C.A.R.E.!
 
When we flip a digit in our year, we get a chance to renew old
resolutions (goals) or create new ones. Either way, the beginning of a new year is a fresh start with so many valuable opportunities ... personally and professionally! So let’s go and get after it !
 
As C.A.R.E. enters its 34 th year as an association, your Board of Directors will be continuing to search for ways to gain new members, all while keeping our mantra of the last several years “quality over quantity”. While the association may not have grown by leaps and bounds, we have held to a minimum goal and have been financially solid in doing so. In the most recent year’s renewals our goal has been, at a minimum, to add enough new members to replenish our attrition. We have successfully met or exceeded that goal on all accounts. READ MORE....

 

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C.A.R.E. Welcomes CustomerCount as an Associate Member

Posted By Administrator, Monday, January 21, 2019

 

The C.A.R.E. Board of Directors has voted to accept CustomerCount®  as a C.A.R.E. Associate Member.

CustomerCount is the only online enterprise feedback management system designed specifically for the timeshare industry.

For more information, visit C.A.R.E.'s online directory.

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Taming the E-Mail Beast-A Special Offer for C.A.R.E. Members

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 

Dear C.A.R.E. Members and Friends,

Past C.A.R.E. conference session speaker, Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert®, is leading a new set of webinars on Thursday, January 24 th , 2019, on his most popular program, Taming the E-mail Beast. If your inbox is “driving you crazy” and you’d like tips for better e-mail management and prioritization, this program is for you. 

 

Randy is doing something pretty interesting that day – he is holding three different sessions – one at 10:00 a.m. Eastern/9:00 a.m. Central that is a 2-hour intensive for both Outlook and Gmail users, one for 75 minutes at 1 p.m. Eastern/Noon Central specifically for Outlook users, and one for 75 minutes at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central specifically for Gmail users. When you pay for the program, Randy will contact you personally to see which session you prefer and then get you the necessary webinar log in information. (CAN’T MAKE THE DATE? No worries – these programs will all be recorded, and ALL ATTENDEES will be given replay access to ALL THREE PROGRAMS.) Yes, that means after the live program, you will get access to the replays also, so that you can truly develop your e-mail management skill set.  READ MORE TO RECEIVE YOUR C.A.R.E. DISCOUNT.

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Membership Class Change-Leisure Getaways Incorporated

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 

The C.A.R.E. Board of Directors  have  approved Leisure Getaways Incorporated's Membership Class Change.  Leisure Getaways is now a General Member of C.A.R.E.

Leisure Getaways is a Membership Travel Club.

For more information,login to C.A.R.E.'s Online Directory.

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Transfer of Membership- Travel Guard Name Change to AIG Travel

Posted By Bonnie Kosco, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 

The C.A.R.E. Board of Directors have approved Travel Guard's Transfer of Membership (name change) to AIG Travel.

AIG Travel provides comprehensive Travel Guard travel insurance and assistance plans to travelers designed to enhance the customers travel experience.

For more information,login to C.A.R.E.'s Online Directory.

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Holiday Systems International ® (HSI)® Pays Over $65 Million in Maintenance Fees and Club Fees

Posted By Administrator, Monday, November 19, 2018

 

Orlando, Florida, November 8, 2018 (Perspective Magazine): Holiday Systems International (HSI), a leading provider of products and services for the hospitality industry, has reached an unprecedented milestone in the vacation ownership industry by paying over $65 million in maintenance fees and club fees for its customers. This unique program has benefitted many thousands of shared ownership members and thousands of resorts worldwide.

Since 1993, HSI and its founder and CEO, Craig Morganson, have consistently developed innovative ways to improve loyalty programs and assist resort developers with sales, marketing, and customer loyalty. In addition to paying over $65 million in maintenance fees and club fees, HSI also has paid close to $100 million in loyalty credits to its customers. These credits have a same-as-cash value, helping clubs increase spending with their brand and maintain a successful retention rate. Through these HSI programs, HSI has also helped close over $800 million in vacation ownership sales.
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