Issue #3 / March 2024

The World of AIRDA

News, Views & Interviews from the world of timeshare & vacation ownership

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter:
WORLD OF AIRDA

Greetings from the All India Resort Development Association!

As we embark on the third issue of our newsletter, we extend a warm welcome to you from the Executive Committee at AIRDA.

The newsletter serves as a platform for industry updates, member highlights, and relevant information from India’s growing vacation ownership and tourism sector. It also attempts to showcase the insights and viewpoints shared by AIRDA’s Executive Committee members, our inner circle of resort owners, and hospitality professionals from India and across the globe.

Our brief on this newsletter project is to address the information needs of key audiences in the hospitality industry - resort members, associates, stakeholders, project investors, and a growing list of highly motivated vacation seekers.

Thank you for being part of our vibrant community! Together we can make vacation ownership a format that grows, evolves, and adapts according to the changing needs of vacation seekers.

Stay tuned for more captivating content, fresh perspectives, and innovative ideas in the issues to come.


   

Treasurer’s Message

The dawn of a new age in the timeshare industry.
Timeshare, once perceived as a static vacation ownership model, is now undergoing a metamorphosis to align with the needs and preferences of younger, newer, user segments.

Traditionally, timeshare ownership entailed purchasing a fixed week at a resort property for a specified duration each year. However, the rigidity of this model may need alignments with the dynamic lifestyles of younger segments – those in the gig economy for example. These are professionals who prioritize flexibility and freedom in their commitments.

In the era of the gig economy, timeshare ownership in India is undergoing a profound transformation, propelled by a relentless pursuit of flexibility, accessibility, and the comfort of a familiar community. By embracing the ethos of the gig economy and leveraging digital innovations, resort developers have the opportunity to redefine the timeshare experience, making it more relevant and appealing to the dynamic lifestyles of modern-day gig workers. As the lines between work and leisure continue to blur, timeshare ownership stands poised to emerge as a cornerstone of the new age of flexible living.

Stay tuned. The journey begins.
Work and leisure intertwine, like threads in a vibrant tapestry. Timeshare ownership, once confined to vacation days, now spills into everyday living. The laptop hums by the poolside, and the sunset paints the boardroom. The boundaries blur, and the horizon expands. Welcome to the new age of flexible living.

In the coming month, we’re planning a feature story on how timeshare vacations can align with gig economy scenarios. Join us as we unravel secrets, explore new trends, and celebrate the spirit of timeshare and vacation ownership.


Sandeep Mehta

Honorary Treasurer, AIRDA

Managing Director, Ananta Oorjaa Enterprise Private Limited

 

   

Views, Interviews & Insights

   

Upcoming Events

Travel & Tourism Fair

India's Biggest Travel Trade Show Network

TTF Chennai:
15, 16 & 17 March 2024

TTF Kolkata:
12, 13 & 14 July 2024

TTF Ahmedabad:
07, 08 & 09 August 2024

The TTF series is India's oldest and largest travel trade show network, which aims to provide effective marketing platforms to promote tourism in 8 major travel markets across India. TTF is uniquely positioned to help you access this exciting market.

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ET HospitalityWorld Hotel Conclave 2024

The hotel conclave to end all hotel conclaves.

New Delhi
March, 2024

ET HospitalityWorld Hotel Conclave 2024 spotlights what remain the most important talking points in the industry in development as well as operations. 2023 has been a year which sees record numbers done as far as performance goes in the industry—but as all of us know, there is much more to the picture than that. This one-day annual conclave will try to fill in the blanks and give a more rounded picture.

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Business+Leisure Travel and MICE

An exclusive B2B travel mart focussed on Business+Leisure Travel and MICE

29, 30, 31 August 2024
Yashobhoomi, India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC), New Delhi

BLTM provides destination sellers and travel service providers the ultimate business platform to meet hundreds of corporate buyers along with many qualified meeting planners and incentive travel planners who are hosted from other major Indian cities. Network at BLTM and build long-term business relations. This edition will be held at the brand-new IICC, the largest tradeshow venue in New Delhi.

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Member Spotlight

Welcoming our newest member: Evaan Vacation Club

Evaan Vacation Club, a trailblazer in the hospitality landscape, has achieved a distinguished position in India's timeshare and vacation ownership industry. Established in 2016, Evaan curates exceptional experiences - with captivating destinations and blending opulence with environmental consciousness to ensure unforgettable moments for its members.

Evaan's profile page on AIRDA's website 


   

News from Media Circles

ABOUT AIRDA

AIRDA is an independent industry-focused body dedicated to timeshare and vacation ownership in India. Our primary members are resort owners who benefit from AIRDA’s constructive sharing of ideas and strategies on the running and promotion of vacation ownership and mixed-use platforms. What underlines AIRDA’s role in the industry is our guideline on fair practices and a common Code of Conduct applicable to all members. With a balanced end-customer focus we also provide news, information, and industry updates through our website, blog, and social media feeds. AIRDA also represents the industry within government circles - on policy issues that could benefit resort owners, nearby communities, and customers. Essentially, we hold a mirror at decision-making levels to help visualize an organized sector in India’s timeshare and vacation ownership space.