Canadian Resort & Travel Association

About The CRTA

CRTA is an industry association that is dedicated to furthering the ownership-based vacation and resort development industry, both at home and abroad. The association was founded in 1980 as “The Resort Timesharing Council of Canada” in response to the public’s demand for more information about vacation ownership. Since then, CRTA has become the preeminent industry association representing all forms of Vacation Ownership in Canada.

The Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We regularly host stimulating conferences, symposiums and committee meetings that encourage B-2-B opportunities, networking, education and problem solving among our members.

Member Services can be reached at [email protected]

Mission Statement

Our Code of Ethics is based on the highest standards in the Industry to give confidence to consumers that all listed Members have agreed to abide by this code.

  1. To promote high standards of ethical conduct and professionalism throughout the industry.
  2. To assist in resolving consumer complaints that involve CRTA Members.
  3. To consult with all levels of Canadian government to ensure fair and equitable operational, taxation and industry advancement policies that govern both our Members and consumers.
  4. To work on behalf of CRTA Members to promote a better understanding of Vacation Ownership by the public, the media and governments;
  5. To encourage the beneficial expansion of the resort and travel industry.

Governance and Board of Directors

The Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board represents the Canadian resort and travel industry by sector and geographically. The CRTA Board is currently comprised of the following industry professionals:


The CRTA is closely aligned with these global industry associations: 

  • ACOTUR - Mexican Association of Vacation and Tourist Complexes
  • ARDA - American Resort Development Association
  • AIRDA  - All India Resort Development Association
  • AMDETUR  - Mexican Resort Development Association
  • BCHA - British Columbia Hotel Association
  • CARE  - Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers
  • HAC  - Hotel Association of Canada
  • RDO -  - Resort Development Organisation
  • Restaurants Canada  - Formerly CRFA
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