Wyndham’s Barry Robinson Appointed to ATHOC Hall of Fame

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (8 SEPTEMBER 2017)  Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s President and Managing Director, Barry Robinson, has been appointed to the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) Hall of Fame at the industry body’s 2017 annual conference in Kingscliff, New South Wales.

The honour comes after a career spanning almost 30 years in hospitality and some 14 years in the timeshare industry.

Mr Robinson was recognised for his involvement in the development of the timeshare industry in Australia, and for his pivotal role in the growth, implementation of best practices and innovation of the sector over the past 14 years.

“The Hall of Fame recognises individuals in senior management roles who have contributed significantly to the improvement of their own organisation, the timeshare industry and the council,” said Laura Younger, General Manager of ATHOC. “There is no one more deserving of this highest honour than Barry.”

“As President of ATHOC between 2011 and 2016, Barry provided strong leadership for the organisation.
He helped build credibility of the timeshare industry in Australia by fostering a high standard of ethics and adherence to industry best practices.  

“He is passionate about delivering a great value product, memorable customer experiences, and is deeply respected by all who work, or have worked, with him,” she added.

Mr Robinson has been the driving force behind many significant new property acquisitions and enhanced resort developments, and he has brought a renewed customer focus to the business. Under his leadership, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group have expanded their portfolios throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South East Asia.

In this region, Mr Robinson oversees an asset portfolio in excess of AUD $1 billion with more than 180 hotel and vacation resort properties either open or under development.

“I’m honoured to be inducted into the ATHOC Hall of Fame,” Mr Robinson said. “The Australian timeshare industry is a significant tourism sector and I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to play a small part in its success.”