A. No, C.A.R.E. is a non-profit trade association. It
is not an exchange company nor does it own or control inventory. Many of
our members do own and control inventory and offer that inventory for
exchange or wholesale rental. Our online, password protected, directory and Supplier Search System will help you find not only suppliers of inventory but buyers,
exchangers, and other providers.
A. C.A.R.E. membership benefits companies in many ways. Just a few of the benefits are:
- Educational and Networking opportunities at our annual conferences. Instruction
offered at our conferences will help your employees better serve your owners or members.
- C.A.R.E. members abide by an established Code of Standard and Ethics and promote industry standards of excellence.
helps companies to develop effective yield management and fully utilize
their inventory, thus creating additional revenue and exchange
- Travel clubs, resort developers,
management companies, exchange companies, resort service providers, and
other companies that have an active interest in the travel industry have
found that C.A.R.E.`s diverse membership greatly enhances opportunities
available to their companies, owners and members.
Q. Can my company join C.A.R.E. if it does not own or control inventory?
A. Yes! Some companies join C.A.R.E. as a means to
secure inventory for their owners and/or members. C.A.R.E. currently
offers two types of membership, General and Associate. General members
own or control inventory and Associate members do not control inventory
but have an interest in C.A.R.E. as a means of business enhancement.
A. To become a member, simply complete the membership
application, sign the Code of Ethics and submit the annual membership
fee. Completed applications are reviewed and are approved or denied by
C.A.R.E.´s Board of Directors and are normally processed within thirty days.
Q. Are C.A.R.E. members required to conduct business with all C.A.R.E. Members?
A. No, each C.A.R.E. member company will determine
which business alliances will be in their best interests. Although
information is offered through C.A.R.E. regarding suggested policies and
procedures, each member company should establish its own guidelines and
procedures for advertising, promoting and pricing available inventory,
methods for seeking fulfillment of specific vacation requests, offering,
assignment or acceptance of inventory as well as payment procedures.