Resorts of Distinction Certification
The Developers of this industry formed the Resort Developers Association (RDA) to provide a trade association for the outdoor membership resort industry. The RDA is committed to promoting the industry for the benefit of its members and the public, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas important to the industry, setting ethical and operational standards, and otherwise providing for the growth, stability, and betterment of the industry.
The purpose of Resorts of Distinction is to administer a developer owned reciprocal use program, Resorts of Distinction a cooperative network of independent resorts across the North American Continent, permitting reciprocal use rights to the resort members of the developer-owners. The fees and revenues generated by the Resorts of Distinction reciprocal program, after deducting operating expenses and a certain level of financial support for the not-for-profit activities of the RDA, will be distributed to the developers based on participation in the reciprocal program.
Each developer who is an RDA Regular Member in good standing will be eligible to become an “Owner” of Resorts of Distinction. An RDA member is not required to become an owner of Resorts of Distinction; however, only RDA Regular Members are eligible for ownership.
Resorts of Distinction Membership Summary
Resorts of Distinction is unique in many ways. One being the only Developer owned reciprocal program in the country that returns all the profits back to the hosting resorts while taking care of the most valuable person in our industry, the members themselves. We are also able to track the usage of the members and ensure that only those members in good standing are using the resorts. This is all made possible with the technology of our swipe card program exclusively in the Resorts of Distinction resorts.
Unlike other third party reciprocal programs, Resorts of Distinction does not have its own membership card. The membership can only be accessed through the resort’s personal home park card. The Resorts have the option to design their own cards with a mag-strip or they may order cards preprinted from Resorts of Distinction.
Resorts of Distinction offers assorted ancillary products for the members, such as: RODside Assistance “compares to the best for less” SkyMed Emergency Air Insurance
Resorts of Distinction is the only reciprocal which offers its members 7/12 customer service; 7/12 means…Friendly seven days a week, twelve hours a day costumer service for:
Reservations for Member only Resorts
Online reservations at https://myrod.resortsofdistinction.com
Types of Membership (See Resorts of Distinction latest edition Directory for member rules)
Resorts of Distinction
Up to seven days at ALL parks twice per year
Pay camping option, $59 dues (free reservations)
Free Camping option, $139 dues (free reservations)
Rental privileges at member rates (see directory)
Travel Account minimum 25 in travel credits (no show fee)
Condominium Travel Club Blue
One 50% condo week
2|P a g e