NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — April 10, 2019 — The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is a Washington, D.C. trade association representing timeshares and vacation ownership. In collaboration with Phocuswright, Inc., ARDA hosted the ARDA World 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Futurestay competed alongside four other companies to be named ARDA’s Innovation Fast Track Winner.
Futurestay CEO, S. Philip Kennard shared Futurestay’s vision for on-demand connectivity applying to timeshare’s fractional ownership.
When asked about the experience, S. Philip Kennard said, “Anytime Futurestay gets the chance to show the world how frictionless tomorrow’s on-demand travel economy will be, it’s a win for our entire industry.
The timeshare (vacation ownership) industry pioneered the concept of having a little piece of home, anywhere in the world. The sharing economy democratized it. Futurestay is making it frictionless and on-demand.”
Futurestay was named ARDA’s Innovation Fast Track Winner.
Other Lion’s Den competitors included companies: AirDNA, Sleepbox, Stay Wanderful, and Virtual Concierge.
Futurestay fielded questions from industry leading judges, including Marriott Vacations CEO, Stephen Weisz and Westgate CBO, Jared Saft, and earned the Lion’s Choice Award. Sleepbox earned the People’s Choice Award.
Launched in 2014, Futurestay works with over 100,000+ vacation rental properties in over 120 countries. Futurestay’s Smart Connection™ technology connects everything that matters to a vacation rental business — from listings on channels like HomeAway, Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com — to reservations, calendars, direct websites, and more. With Smart Connections™, rental businesses easily connect to global guests while seamlessly automating guest communications, payments, channel auditing, and more. It’s free to sign up and get started.
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