Canadian Resort & Travel Association

CRDA Announces New Directors

September 28, 2015

Orlando, Florida – September 28, 2015 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors at a meeting held during its annual Canadian Resort Conference, which was in Vancouver, Canada.

The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) is a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry in Canada and throughout the world. The association and its nearly 50 member companies are committed to supporting the highest standards through a structured Code of Ethics which all CRDA members pledge to uphold.

The new board members are:

Fermin Cruz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing-Americas Region, weholi
Chris Thompson, Vice President-Strategy, Intrawest Resort Club Group

New officers were also elected during the meeting. Dianne Hounsome, Developer/Manger of The Cottages at Port Stanton was elected as the CRDA Chair, Chris Thompson of Intrawest Resort Club Group is now the Vice-Chair; Will Lambert, Partner atGardiner Roberts and Ed Romanowski, Partner at Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, now serve as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.“I am thrilled that CRDA’s scope has been broadened by the depth of experience that these industry professionals bring to our Board. The sectors they represent adds to our ability to become the relevant vibrant voice of the Canadian resort industry,” says Jon Zwickel, President and CEO, CRDA.

CRDA’s Board of Directors is now comprised of 15 industry leaders that help shape the direction of the association.

For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit

About CRDA
CRDA is an industry-based association that is dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. It was founded over 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspect of shared ownership. For more information

About Canadian Resort Conference
Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industry’s leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior level executives from Canada, USA, Mexico, The Caribbean and beyond, and provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those wanting to find strategic partnerships with other international companies.

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