Vacation ownership innovation past, present and future dominated the recent ARDA World annual conference, especially during the interactive forum “Celebrating 50 Forward - Innovators and Influencers,” sponsored by Nordis Technologies.
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Millennials are becoming a key segment of vacation owners, both as first-time buyers and as second-generation owners through inheritance. This up-and-coming group of customers has its own preferences, expectations and needs, according to just-released industry research conducted by Leger for the ARDA International Foundation. This demographic is likely to spur new ways of doing business in vacation ownership, just as millennials have been recasting other industries.