New ATHOC president elected
Classic Holidays’ chief operating officer, Carole Smith, has been elected as the new president of the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC).
The election was announced at the annual ATHOC Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand, and will take effect immediately.
Smith has held previous positions as Queensland President of HMAA, Vice President of AAOA, Director of Gold Coast Tourism, Chair of One Step Further and Treasurer of ATHOC. She is also the current Director of various timeshare resorts managed by Classic Holidays.
In 2010 she was inducted into the ATHOC Hall of Fame for her services to the industry, and she is also a Life Member of HMAA Queensland.
Having established her career in the timeshare industry for over three decades, Smith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as president of ATHOC, particularly around the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
She said: “I’m looking forward to taking on this role and providing guidance and leadership to the Australian timeshare industry.
“We’re coming into a period of continual growth for the timeshare industry, however we still need to ensure our traditional weeks based timeshare resorts remain at a high standard for owners, and that we continue to look at ways to engage owners and increase member satisfaction overall.”