February 2, 2015 – Resort Trades, the news journal mailed to a nationwide subscriber base of almost 7,000 resort professionals, and its online news source – ResortTrades.com – are pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Vandever as Social Media Director.
Vandever has been instrumental in building an online presence for ResortTrades.com that receives almost 5,000 unique visitors per day and indexes over 11,000 pages, or 86+ gigs, of data. She was one of the earliest social media experts in the timeshare industry when she operated the company’s previous site, AskMANDO.com.
“ResortTrades.com and our social media sites are updated throughout each day with relevant, timely news,” says Resort Trades Managing Editor Sharon Scott. “Carrie’s work is essential to our commitment to keep our readers informed. In turn, this ‘socialization’ provides our advertisers with the ultimate avenue to educate resort managers and developers about their products and services.”
“ResortTrades.com has amassed a unique archive of information that is unparalleled in the industry,” adds Publisher Tim Wilson. “We have stored every press release and print edition that has been posted or printed since 1997. Given this tremendous volume of materials, ResortTrades.com’s archives are undisputedly the most complete repository of the industry’s history in existence and include biographies of industry pioneers, the famous “Women in the Industry” series, supplier/vendor information and much more.
About Resort Trades
The Trades was established in 1987 and distributes approximately 7,000 print copies monthly to every U.S. vacation ownership resort, to a voluntary subscriber base of resort professionals of all walks and at all the industry’s important conventions and conferences. Along with the publications online social media activities and ResortTrades.com, the entire enterprise adds value to the industry as a whole with an enormous volume of informative content to assist resort operators in running their properties more efficiently, raising revenues more effectively and making better-informed buying decisions. www.ResortTrades.com.
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