August 26th, 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, their financial controllers and a number of strategic partners in attendance.
ATSA President Luigi Heredia, Costa Linda Beach Resort, welcomed members and guests just before officially opening the meeting. He briskly went through a business agenda concerning the current issues challenging the industry such as the reportedly-upcoming Tax Reform, Tourist Levy and Import Duties increases, as well as various labor issues and the labor shortage, afflicting the industry.
For the August meeting Heredia had something special in mind for the forum. He was proud to introduce International Motivational Speaker Kaplan Mobray, Kaplan is “Recognized by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of the nation’s top business speakers”
Two-years ago, Mobray, an acclaimed author and career consultant was a guest motivational-speaker at the ARDA conference, representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries, where he met Heredia, who enjoyed his presentation so much, he invited him for a series of talks at his resort, Costa Linda Beach Resort, and for a special appearance at the ATSA meeting.
Mobray’s message to the ATSA members was both entertaining and poignant. With the help of a saxophone, a green glittery ball, colorful slides, fun music, and easy-to-grasp concepts, Mobray talked about the role of leadership in the creation of excellence. Excellence designed to maximize job satisfaction for employees as well as revenues for the business.
The topic of the day was how leaders set the standards, especially in challenging times. Together with his audience Mobray tried to define the changes we have undergone and the challenges we encountered during the pandemic years, sharing his unique theories and practical strategies to help set the bar higher as far as service, inject energy and purpose in work-associates and apply effective tools for success, in hospitality.
ATSA members left the room smiling, heads held high, knowing they have ‘it’ in them, the power to do more, give more and receive more, determined to drive their organizations and themselves to greater successes.
At Costa Linda Beach Resort Mobray worked with smaller groups showcasing his dynamic personality and sharing his compelling life lessons. He encouraged employees to view themselves as an integral part of the business that builds, cures, directs, saves, creates and enable, multi-tasking and improving their personal brand and their leadership development.
Association members are: Amsterdam Manor; Aruba Beach Club Resort; Caribbean Palm Village Resort; Casa Del Mar Beach Resort; Costa Linda Beach Resort; Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort; Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort; Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort; Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino; La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino; La Quinta Beach Resort; Marriott Aruba Ocean Club; Marriot Aruba Surf Club; Paradise Beach Villas; and Playa Linda Beach Resort.