ATSA meeting September 2022

The members of the Aruba Timeshare Association, convened for a lunch-meeting at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino with representatives of most of the island’s Vacation Ownership properties, in attendance.

The Food & Beverage brigade of La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino prepared an exceptionally varied and tasty lunch menu, paired with the resort’s signature gracious service and hospitality.

ATSA’s President, Luigi Heredia, Costa Linda Beach Resort, welcomed members just before officially opening the meeting. The business agenda included a presentation of Guest Speaker Enrique (Tito) de Cuba, of Personnel Services, a Human Resource Consultant and Local labor law specialist. De Cuba’s talk revolved around certain changes to the Civil Code, recently enacted, which were of interest to ATSA members as employers.

De Cuba went on to explain the changes in the law, covering subjects such as Working Age, Pay Skip Obligations, Sick Days, Vacations Days, Letters of Recommendation, and Liability for Damages, clearing up all potential confusion.

ATSA invited the Local labor Law Specialist in order to inform and update its membership regarding all changes.

The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the upcoming Education Foundation Caribbean Supercharged Service Program, which was recently announced and thanks to the enthusiastic reaction of members, sold out with 330 Tourism Professionals in Aruba, signed up to attend the ATSA training, before the high season begins.

President Heredia was thrilled by the incredible numbers of registrations from 30 companies and individuals across the spectrum of the Aruba tourism product.

The Supercharged Service Program will be given at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, in the ballroom, for 14 days, with 2 workshops for housekeepers, including room and public area attendants, 5 workshops for supervisors, 4 basic workshops for food & beverages personnel and 3 for food & beverage personnel improving service skills and suggestive sales, from November 29 to December 7th.  There will be a festive graduation on December 14th.

It is apparent, said Heredia, ATSA members have an appetite for developing their teams, AHATA, AF&BA, and VRPA members, share that belief.

Heredia thanked everyone present, and closed the meeting.

ATSA was established in 1994, and currently counts the active membership of the majority of timeshare properties in Aruba (as well as condominium co-op associations). The Association works on a local level, as a supporting member of AHATA, the Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, and with other local organizations as well as Government entities. On a regional level, where Aruba continues to receive recognition as a model timeshare destination, ATSA has professional ties with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and also benefits from continuous collaboration with ARDA, the American Resort Development Association.



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October 04, 2022
Rona Coster