Canadian Resort & Travel Association

Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) Membership on the Upswing

July 10, 2017

VANCOUVER, CANADA (July 10, 2017) –Three new companies have joined the growing ranks of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) . The new additions bring the total number of members to 56-- including development companies, management firms, single resorts, exchange companies and suppliers.

The three companies recently welcomed by CVOA areGenescy Corporation, Blue Water Acres , and CanadaStays.

New CVOA member Genescy Corporation is based in Collingwood, Ontario.  Genescy consults with timeshare owners worldwide to provide effective options and the facts about their long-term obligations and responsibilities to their home resort.  Although the company does not buy, sell, or list timeshare it does conduct thorough one-on-one in-person consultation, giving clients an in-depth analysis of their ownership and an overview of their options. Specializing in realistically, safely, and legally removing clients from their timeshare obligations Genescy transfers timeshare ownerships in a collaborative way, following the resorts current transfer policies, to ensure the solution is in the best interests of everyone involved.

“It it is our mission to serve our clients with the highest quality of professionalism while solving their long-term issues and belonging to CVOA gives us multiple opportunities to stay abreast of market developments and build professional relationships with other member, which in turn helps us to build rapport with both our clients and the resorts we work closely with,” said Cory Stegemann.

Yvonne Stephenson,  Owner of Blue Water Acres’ Management Company said, “We joined CVOA to share ideas and gain insight on what’s happening in the industry and how as a group we can work together to increase public awareness on Fractional Ownership.” 

Blue Water Acres is a resort currently actively selling fractional interests. The resort is situated on the shores of Lake of Bays in the heart of Muskoka, an area renowned for its pristine lakes, natural beauty, clean air, and abundance of wildlife. To those living in Ontario, the area is known as "Cottage Country.”

Founded in Toronto in 2008, CanadaStays is Canada's largest vacation rental marketplace, offering travellers a selection of over 100,000 unique vacation rental properties across 11,000 destinations in Canada, the USA, the Caribbean and Latin America. Properties listed on the platform also benefit from added exposure through a partner distribution network that includes HomeAway, VRBO, Tripping and Travelalerts.

“We’re looking forward to growing our relationship with the CVOA,” said Nikki Stone, Head of Revenue Strategy at CanadaStays. “The membership provides us with the opportunity to connect with other key players in the vacation rental space to share learnings and insights, and to work together to help grow the industry here in Canada.”

Jon Zwickel, CEO of CVOA says “Our organization supports Canadian-based companies as well as those interested in expanding their opportunities in Canada. We are thrilled to welcome these three groups are coming on board just in time to take advantage of the excellent rates extended to members at this year’s VO-Con.” 

CVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to representing the interests of the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Since its founding 1980, the organization has become Canada’s preeminent industry association representing all forms of vacation ownership. CVOA membership is a community of active industry leaders committed to promoting and maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct within the Canadian vacation ownership industry, creating B-2-B and networking opportunities between Members, and educating consumers as to the benefits of vacation ownership. For more information, please visit

CVOA will hold its annual conference VO-Con 2017, September 12-14, 2017 in Whistler, Canada at the Four Seasons Resort &Residences.

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