Archive for January, 2013

The Death Of Timeshares

January 1st, 2013

Timeshares attract people who like to travel. They are suppose to be a way for you to stay at beautiful resorts that you share ownership with and you get to stay at in most cases once a year. They can range anywhere from 15,000 to even $50,000. There are different types and there are some that you can stay at more than once a year.

Here is something that I discovered. There are travel memberships out there that let people stay at the same timeshares that many timeshare owners own, for even less than what owners are paying. These travel membership companies negotiate deals, make bulk reservations with resorts in advance and members of these travel memberships actually stay at these resorts at better rates than the timeshare owners themselves.

Timeshares require you to pay maintenance fees to maintain the resorts, yearly fees, and if you want to exchange your timeshare resort you have to join an exchange company. That is another fee that the owner has to actually pay. If you want to let friends and family use the resort you have to pay for guest passes.

One of these travel membership charges a one time fee of $2,995 dollars. That is a one time fee that a person pays and it is actually good for the rest of their life. Members get access to stay at thousands of resorts for less than $100 a day. These resorts are located at different locations worldwide. Members get 3 guest passes per year that they can give to family and friends and they have a special section in the membership that has all resorts priced at $37 dollars per day. They change the resort locations every few weeks for that section. What makes it even better is that these are four and five star resorts.

Another interesting thing about this resorts membership is that members do not pay maintenance fees, exchange fees, and no yearly fees. » Read more: The Death Of Timeshares

How Timeshares and Vacation Ownership Help Singles Set Their Standards- The Dating Difference

January 1st, 2013

Imagine you’re single and you’re looking to get out of the house. Imagine you get a call inviting you out on Friday night for a first date and the offer is ” hey babe, let’s get together at 8P.M. we’ll grab a fast-food burger, some fries, and a beverage. Then,I’ll take you over to my cheap motel for after-dinner entertainment. ” Would you go on the date or hang up the phone?

Singles are setting their vacation standards with vacation ownership and timeshare purchases. The date or experience is so much different in a luxury condo, fully appointed with complete kitchens, dining area, decorated living room space, and private bedrooms, or several bedrooms. It’s not unusual to have washer/dryer or outdoor balconies with table and chairs overlooking wonderful recreational facilities such as pools, jacuzzi hot tubs, tennis courts, recreation centers, and sometimes incredible views of beaches, mountains, water, or just something beautiful.

You’d probably say “Yes” to a penthouse date with a fine steak, your favorite adult beverage, and absolute luxury. Mom always said that we can choose our friends and choose where we want to place ourselves. Singles are flocking to timeshare and vacation ownership in record numbers. It was not uncommon for companies to frown on touring singles at their resorts believing that they were less likely to make the purchase. Now, many companies are not only accepting these guests in addition to couples, they’re welcoming them and their vacation dollars. » Read more: How Timeshares and Vacation Ownership Help Singles Set Their Standards- The Dating Difference