ARDA is the Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969 as the American Land Development Association, ARDA today has close to 1000 members, ranging from privately held companies to major corporations, in the U.S. and overseas.
ARDA's diverse membership includes companies with interests in vacation ownership resorts, community development, fractional ownership, camp resorts, land development, second homes and resort communities. Members range from small, privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations.
It is the mission of the American Resort Development Association to foster and promote the growth of the industry and to serve its members through education; public relations and communications; legislative advocacy; membership development; and ethics enforcement.