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Wyndham Destinations signed the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct with ECPAT-USA, becoming the first timeshare company to sign the official agreement.

ECPAT-USA is a member of ECPAT
International, a network of organizations
in 95 countries working together toward
one common mission: to eliminate the
sexual exploitation of children.
Traffickers are known to use hotels,
airlines, and other travel infrastructure to
exploit or transport their victims. Hotels
can play a key role in preventing and
disrupting the commercial sexual exploitation of children by training employees to
recognize and report suspected incidents to
the appropriate authorities.
In 2019, Wyndham Destinations
produced its first Social Responsibility
Report, including a "Human Rights Policy
Statement," in which the company pledges
to operate in a manner consistent with the
principles contained in the United Nations
Declaration of Human Rights.
"Wyndham Destinations is committed
to protecting human rights within our
sphere of influence and doing our part
to combat all forms of human trafficking," said James Savina, general counsel
and corporate secretary of Wyndham
Destinations. "The travel and tourism
industry has an important role in preventing the exploitation of children. By

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partnering with ECPAT and promoting
required training and education to
associates globally, we have taken a
stand against the commercial sexual
exploitation of children."
"We are excited to announce this new
partnership with Wyndham Destinations,"
said Michelle Guelbart, director of private
sector engagement at ECPAT-USA. "As
the first timeshare company to join the
code, Wyndham Destinations is helping to
engage with a previously untapped sector
of the travel industry in the fight to protect
children from trafficking and exploitation."
By signing the code, Wyndham
Destinations commits to making
progress around six essential steps to
keep children safe. The company will:
establish a policy and procedures; train
employees; include a clause in contracts;
provide information to travelers; support,
collaborate, and engage stakeholders; and
annually report progress on the code
to ECPAT.
Club Wyndham Creates Themed Holiday
Experience Inspired by Elf
Club Wyndham created a suite stay
inspired by the classic New Line Cinema

holiday film Elf. Travelers of all ages were
transported into Buddy the Elf 's world
when they booked an exclusive one-bedroom suite at Club Wyndham Midtown 45
in New York City.
The vacation club suite featured a door
dressed with an elf jacket, a living and dining area filled with all of Buddy's favorite
holiday décor, hundreds of paper snowflakes, popcorn and paper garlands on the
ceiling, and a Christmas tree decorated
with golden ornaments. Also included
were a Lite Brite welcome message, jackin-the-box toys under the tree, a gift-wrap
mural wall complete with 6-inch ribbon
curls, and more. In the kitchen, ribbons
covered the cabinets and a full-size fridge
stocked with elves' four essential food
groups-candy, candy canes, candy corn,
and maple syrup.
The suite's bedroom and bathroom
were decorated with more paper snowflakes, garlands, festive decorations, and
bath "snowballs." A Lego replica of the
Empire State Building, Etch A Sketches,
and toy trains were also included throughout the suite.
"Every detail of this Elf-inspired suite
was designed to put families in awe from



Developments - February 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Developments - February 2020

UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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Developments - February 2020 - Inside
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Developments - February 2020 - UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
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Developments - February 2020 - FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
Developments - February 2020 - 9
Developments - February 2020 - AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
Developments - February 2020 - 11
Developments - February 2020 - FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
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Developments - February 2020 - MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
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Developments - February 2020 - TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
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Developments - February 2020 - VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
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Developments - February 2020 - KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
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Developments - February 2020 - PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
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Developments - February 2020 - CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
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Developments - February 2020 - BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
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Developments - February 2020 - ‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Developments - February 2020 - 39
Developments - February 2020 - ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
Developments - February 2020 - 41
Developments - February 2020 - HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
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Developments - February 2020 - AROUND THE INDUSTRY
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Developments - February 2020 - MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
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Developments - February 2020 - LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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