Technology Rules at Upcoming ARDA Event
Don’t you love it when your smart-phone actually makes you feel… well, smart? Oombaga, a mobile application for timeshare owners aims to do just that.
The new app company, that allows owners to pay maintenance fees, make reservations and carry out transactions with their resort in real time on their smart-device, has just signed-on to become a 2013 Signature Sponsor of ARDA.
“We are devoted to ARDA and to assisting resort management help consumers make timeshare decisions from booking reservations to making payments right in the palm of their hand,” said Delaina Probus-Staley, President of Oombaga. “This sponsorship will add to that visibility to as we move forward in our plan to simplify all things timeshare.”
Oombaga makes it easy to manage all aspects your vacation ownership in one intuitively designed place. Their high-level of ARDA sponsorship speaks to the growing role of mobile technology in the travel industry.
Owners and Oombaga members can use their mobile device to:
- Pay maintenance fees online
- Make mortgage payments online
- Receive statements online
- Initiate internal trades for individual resorts
- Choose Float/Flex assignments
- Purchase and pre-pay for Guest Services (like pre-arrival shopping and ski-lift tickets)
Oombaga has been designed and incorporated to interface with any participating property management system; offering a seamless integration from resort’s back office to your owners’ online and hand held devices.
“The ROI on our investment with ARDA has paid off big time over the years,” noted Probus-Staley. “This year we decided to commit to an even higher level of involvement.” Oombaga is also an ARDA Fall Conference Contributing Sponsor as well as an ARDA WIN (Women in the Industry) Friend Sponsor.
We love anything that simplifies the vacation ownership experience and improves industry communication; and we love to see the timeshare industry embracing new technologies.