The announcement was made at the ARDA Annual Conference held in Las Vegas in April.
GATE was established in 1999 by the leaders of timeshare associations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, Argentina, South Africa, and Australia to advance the growth and positive perception of the timeshare industry worldwide.
The organization aims to coordinate the views of the timeshare industry and its suppliers, and maximise the contributions of the industry to the consumers of timeshare and vacation ownership.
Mr Filo’s appointment represents a vote of confidence in his leadership of the Alliance, which he has held for the past six years.
This two-year appointment is the fourth consecutive appointment as Chairman for Mr Filo.
“I am honored to again be appointed Chairman of GATE, and to have the support of the global timeshare community,” he said.
“GATE’s role as a global alliance is extremely important for the wider timeshare industry, as we work together on common goals and issues that affect our industry.
“I look forward to another term leading this organization with my international colleagues.”
For more information on GATE, visit www.arda.org/
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company services over 1 million timeshare owners (including 500,000 direct members) at resorts and clubs through 12 offices worldwide, and is a truly viable option for all timeshare, points and fractional owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
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