LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2012) -  Holiday Systems International is one of the few elite signature sponsors of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) World Convention and Exposition, which was recently held at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Holiday Systems International was also the proud sponsor of the Awards Gala for the 11th consecutive year.

Craig Morganson, CEO of Holiday Systems International and an ARDA Trustee member, was selected as the moderator for one of the educational sessions, "Eye On Mexico. Removing Barriers." The focus of this session was on Mexico's importance to the global economy, how Government Issued Travel Advisories and Government Sponsored Tourism Bills impact the bottom line, and what industry leaders have done and are doing to reverse the negative impact caused by misguided governmental action. Mr. Morganson said, "This is an important subject for all of us. Whether you do business in Mexico or not, chances are your customers are traveling to Mexico. Mexico is the number one destination for U.S. citizens. This, combined with Mexico's stable democracy, trade activity, oil production, among other factors, make Mexico a very important partner to the U.S. and global economy. Mexico is also home to some of world's most exciting entrepreneurs. If you're not leveraging opportunities within Mexico, you should be." Joining Mr. Morganson on the panel was Luis A. Lugo Platt, Chief Commercial Officer from FONATUR, and Romarico Arroyo-Marroquin, Chairman of AMDETUR. 

The session attracted one of the convention's largest audiences and was very well received. Many of the session's attendees approached Mr. Morganson and the other speakers wanting to know how to get involved and leverage Mexico better for their businesses. 

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries, established in 1969 with almost 1,000 members.

FONATUR (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo / National Trust for the Promotion of Tourism) is Mexico's National Institution responsible for developing and planning the main tourist destinations in Mexico.

AMDETUR is the Mexican Resort Development Association (Asociación Mexicana de Desarrolladores Turísticos), which represents 90% of the Resort Development Industry in Mexico including Vacation Real Estate, Condominium Rentals and other services related to the industry.

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About Holiday Systems International (HSI)

HSI was founded in 1993 by still President and CEO, Craig Morganson. Mr. Craig Morganson is a leader in the travel & tourism industry and manages HSI with a firm commitment to consumer value and customer service. HSI has a long history of providing sophisticated technology, exclusive products/services and generous value to its private clientele.

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