Timeshare Press Releases

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Freda Stemick Joins The Trades Publishing Company Family

Crossville, TN (PRWEB) February 8, 2010
The Trades Publishing Company has welcomed Freda Stemick to its ranks as Business Development Executive. She will represent three entities: The Resort Trades, RT Management & Operations and AskMando.Com.

The Trades Publishing Company has welcomed Freda Stemick to its ranks as Business Development Executive. She will represent three entities: The Resort Trades, RT Management & Operations and AskMando.Com.“We are thrilled to have Freda on board,” said Managing Director, David Kerr. “She has that rare combination of vitality matched by a long history in the resort industry, with good solid relationships and an unbridled enthusiasm for what we as publishers bring to the table.”

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Freda, previously with Sell My Timeshare NOW in the capacity of B2B Marketing and Sales development, got her start in the industry with Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA where she worked in numerous capacities over the years. She virtually grew up in the industry as a child of timeshare professionals.

“I’ve been on both sides of the timeshare equation,” says Freda. “Being with The Trades gives me the opportunity to connect and network with people as we show them the various options available for them to incorporate into their B2B marketing plans.”

With nearly 30 years of publishing experience, The Trades Publishing Company has become a leader in targeted trade publication and marketing. All five of the Trades Publishing Company’s existing publications have emerged as market leaders in their respective industries.

The Resort Trades, established 1986, with a readership of more than 6,000, is a super-tabloid news and information source publication targeted specifically at the Resort and Timeshare sales industry. The Resort Trades offers display advertising, classified advertising, Trade Member listings, as well as monthly industry news and press releases, global analysis articles, and in-depth interviews with industry professionals and business leaders.

Timeshare News Stories

Timeshare News Stories

News About the Timeshare Industry

Wyndham Worldwide moves to 4th-quarter profit

(From the Associated Press) – Feb. 10 2010

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Worldwide Corp. said Wednesday that it moved to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by a slight increase in revenue for its timeshare business as the year-earlier period was weighed down by hefty charges.

The lodging company earned $73 million, or 40 cents per share, for the quarter. That compares with a loss of $1.36 billion, or $7.63 per share.

The prior-year period’s results included $8.10 per share in charges.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, whose estimates usually exclude include one-time items, predicted a profit of 37 cents per share, on average.

The performance also beat Wyndham’s guidance for earnings between 35 cents and 38 cents per share.

Revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31 improved to $913 million from $911 million, topping Wall Street’s estimate of $855.7 million.

Vacation ownership revenue edged up 3 percent to $508 million, while exchange and rental revenue rose 3 percent to $258 million.

Systemwide revenue per available room, a key gauge of a hotel operator’s performance, declined 11.9 percent. The figure fell 13.3 percent in constant currency. Wyndham brands include Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8.

For the year, Wyndham’s profit was $293 million or $1.61 per share. In 2008 Wyndham posted had a loss of approximately $1.1 billion, or $6.05 per share.

Adjusted earnings were $327 million, or $1.80 per share, which removes 19 cents per share in restructuring costs and other items.

Annual revenue fell about 12 percent to $3.75 billion.

Looking ahead, Wyndham anticipates 2010 revenue between $3.5 billion and $3.9 billion. Analysts expect revenue of $3.61 billion for the year.

Separately, the company raised its dividend and said it will resume share repurchases.

Timeshare News

Timeshare In The News

Timeshare Happenings

Timeshare is a booming industry, even in times of financial downturn, somehow the timeshare industry keeps chugging along. With that progression comes plenty of timeshare news stories, timeshare press releases and points of interest regarding timeshare.  We have decided that our visitors would appreciate a place to find all of those tidbits of timeshare information.

Timeshare Press Releases
Timeshare News Stories
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Timeshare Company Profiles

Timeshare Industry Profiles

Although Timeshare Developers are traditionally the most common type of timeshare company, the changing landscape of the timeshare industry has lead to the emergence of many other type of enterprizes in the timeshare arena. These include but are not limited to timeshare resale companies, timeshare insurance companies, timeshare finance companies, timeshare marketing companies, timeshare exchange companies even timeshare rental companies. Here is a list of few different types of companies operating in the timeshare industry.

A Few Companies Offering Different Services in the Timeshare Industry

Timeshare Liquidators – Las Vegas, Nevada

With over 35 plus years of experience in timeshare sales and marketing, Timeshare Liquidators, LLC, is taking a refreshing approach to an ever changing timeshare resale market.  Our goal is simple; to provide our clients access to quality timeshare resorts at wholesale prices by assisting developers with their timeshare foreclosures and close out inventory.  This methodology has allowed us to assist financially stressed timeshare homeowner associations by relieving them of their nonperforming members and replace them with clients that want to take advantage of everything a timeshare vacation ownership has to offer.

Timeshare Liquidators, LLC, has acquired inventory from the most popular and respected timeshare resorts such as Westgate, Wyndham, Fairfield, Blue Green, Diamond Resorts, Berkley Group, Marriott, Four Seasons, RCI Points Properties, Interval International Properties, and many more.  In fact, we have over 3000 intervals at hundreds of different timeshare resort properties.  All of which are available at discounts between 50 and 75% off the typical developer price.

We look forward to assisting you in any of your timeshare needs.  Please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable staff at 1-866-515-0894.

Las Vegas Timeshares

Las Vegas Timeshares

Why Timeshares Belongs in Las Vegas

Timeshare in Las Vegas only makes sense. Vegas is the most tourist traveled city in the world and although it is well known to be the city of sin, the families still flock to “The Strip” and where families vacation, developers build timeshare resorts. Las Vegas offers an abundance of luxurious timeshare resorts and vacation opportunities. When people buy timeshares or rent vacation villas in Las Vegas, they are on the doorstep of live shows, scenic tours, entertainment, golf, spas, recreation activities and world class dining. Las Vegas of course is also home to the largest collection of casino’s and nightclubs to cater to all tastes. There are many things to do and see on the strip or within the friendly confines Clark County so many in fact that you may need to come back to your home timeshare resort year after year in order to experience all of it.

Many of the world’s most luxurious and beautiful resorts with high end perks are offered to you if you own timeshare in Las Vegas. The list of timeshare developers that have set up shop on the Las Vegas timeshare scene is quite extensive, here are a few names to familiarize yourself with, Polo Towers, The Cliffs at Peace Canyon, Monarch Grand Vacations, Hilton Grand Vacations, Worldmark, Tahiti Resort, Club de Soleil, Sunterra Resorts, Grandview at Las Vegas, Fairfield Grand Desert Resort, Cancun Resort, Summerbay Las Vegas, Royal Vacation Suites, and Hearthside Suites Las Vegas.

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Big Name Vegas Timeshares

As you would expect from a city with Las Vegas’s reputation, the timeshare developers here are some of the biggest. With millions of tourist each year visiting the many casinos and resorts, Las Vegas timeshare is a virtual goldmine for timeshare developers. Some of the biggest timeshare developers in the business have something vested in Las Vegas. The following list is just portion of the developers.

Hilton Grand Vacations

With the obvious focus on luxury, this RCI Gold Crown resort offers the finest service and spacious units regardless of whether you own a studio, one or two-bedroom suite. This lavish complex is complete with full service spa and health club, swimming pools, and exercise equipment facilities that could accommodate a professional sports team. This Las Vegas timeshare resort is located just off the strip in very close proximity to prestigious restaurants and all of the exciting attractions. Attached to one of the first major casinos to have success off the beaten path, it is literally only minutes from the heart of the renowned Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas Timeshare Fact

Las Vegas timeshare developments seem like a no brainer to most but in case you have not spent much time in Las Vegas, Sin City offers, business conventions, weddings, couples getaways, singles mixers, enjoyment for family vacations, and a virtual cornucopia for anyone looking for a great time.

Las Vegas Timeshares


Consolidated Resorts

The crown jewel for consolidated is The Club de Soleil. The first garden-setting timeshare resort in Las Vegas, it is located on Tropicana Avenue, a few miles from the four corners (MGM, NYNY, Tropicana, Excalibur) area of “The Strip”. From the breath taking and dramatic circular porte-cochere, which is highlighted by skyscraper palm trees, to wrought iron terraces and soothing decor, Club de Soleil brings the attraction of the French Riviera to Las Vegas.

One of the trademarks of Las Vegas timeshare is that the development never stops. Club de Soleil Phase I is in full swing and Phase II is designed to continue in the spirit of Phase One’s most popular features which includes a plethora of two bedroom lock-offs. Amenities at this resort include a putting green, lagoon pool, spa and exercise facility.

Tahiti Village is the latest in the seemingly never-ending string of Consolidated Resorts’ Las Vegas Timeshare developments. This masterpiece is a 27-acre resort that will be located on the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The Tahitian themed resort will include 5 residential towers surrounding a oasis like, lush landscaped courtyard area with pools, whirlpools, a slow river, beach volleyball courts, a putting green, and a reflecting pool with shade covered cabanas. The list goes on and on forever. Tahiti Village will include a 42000 square foot hotel style lobby, with a sales center building and an enormous 24 hour restaurant. Tahiti Village is over 1 million square feet (bigger than Tiananmen Square) with buildings ranging from 5 to 8 stories.

Polo Towers

This development was Las Vegas’ first purpose-built timeshare resort actually located on the Las Vegas Strip; it is located right in the heart of The Billion Dollar Mile. The resort offers the 24 hour “Skyview Lounge” which has some of the best views in the city. Patrons are privy to views of the incredible mega-resorts like the MGM Grand, Luxor, New York-New York, Excalibur and Paris, just for starters. This is a Las Vegas Timeshare resort with a feel of casual elegance and old school glamour. Polo Towers features the amenities you would expect from a modern vacation ownership property, full kitchens, private balconies, a health club, televisions in each bedroom, pool and spa.

Marriott’s Las Vegas Timeshare

Marriott Timeshare, the world’s most extensive timeshare resort network is obviously well represented on the Las Vegas timeshare market. Marriott’s Grand Chateau, which happens to be located in the heart of the excitement of the famous Las Vegas Strip, is Marriott’s pride and joy. Throughout this resort, timeshare owners will experience the casual elegance reminiscent of the ancient mansions of southern France. The beautifully accommodated villas feature full kitchens, oversized soaking tubs, big screen plasma televisions, separate living and dining areas, and in unit laundry. After your night out, feel free to unwind in rooftop pool with full bar, or enjoy a breathtaking desert sunset. All the while, the brilliant lights and sensational sounds of the city dance and sparkle below. You will immediately feel the charm and warmth of Marriott’s Grand Chateau as you travel up the stone driveway leading to the elegant entrance. The classy lobby decorated with beautiful tapestries, gorgeous stone flooring, hand selected artwork, and a reflection inspiring water fountain will confirm that you are really on vacation.

Fairfield Las Vegas

The flagship resort of Fairfield’s west coast operation features a twelve-floor tower with several restaurants and a sixteen-floor tower with more restaurants and shopping. The design is Italian Mediterranean inspired but still reflects the warmth and serenity of the desert. Both buildings overlook a courtyard that is complete with several pools and an open deck and patio space. Other ownership perks include a sauna, health club; massage rooms, and a large room for social gatherings. Located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and across the street from one of Vegas’ top nightclubs ICE, Fairfield Las Vegas at Grand Desert offers top of the line accommodations situated right in the heart of Las Vegas. Take a roller coaster ride at New York New York, a gondola ride at the Venetian, ride to the top of the Paris’ Eiffel Tower, or visit the Egyptian themed Luxor all walking distance.

The Las Vegas timeshare market is emerging as of the most sought after and competitive markets in the world. Many of the major developers have built or are building several resorts at various locations all over the city. The market is so lucrative that many of the major casino resort operations are now starting to embrace to timeshare model and test the water themselves. The idea of a retail casino resort jumping into the Las Vegas timeshare market would have been ridiculous even a few years ago. Like the saying says people who know how to make money never close their mind to any idea that will make them money.

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Timeshare Developers

Timeshare Developers

Timeshare Developers From Big to Small

Although the list of Timeshare resorts and Timeshare Developers seems endless, the list of actually developers is actually a pretty elite group.  With the major exchange programs like RCI and Interval International linking virtually every resort on the planet, it can be pretty easy to get lost in the maze of resorts out there and the apparently endless number of places to buy timeshare, sell timeshare and use timeshare.  Although there are a pretty fair number of smaller independent resorts networks and stand alone Timeshare resorts, the bulk of the timeshare programs and timeshare resorts are controlled by the big guns!

A Few Developers from the Timeshare Industry

Cendant Timeshare Resort Group

Why not start with the biggest of the big when it comes to timeshare developers?   Cendant just happens to be the most extensive timeshare resort collection in the world, even if they aren’t the most common household name.  Cendant Timeshare owns 141 locations and over 13,000 units as of 2005. One of the reasons that Cendant may not be the best known name in timeshare is that they operate, for the most part, through a couple of other companies they own that you may have heard of, Fairfield Resorts and Trendwest.

Disney Vacation Club

A relatively new player but definitely not a small player in the timeshare development game is The Disney Vacation Club.  Like all high-end timeshare resorts Disney Vacation Club offers studios, one, two, or three-bedroom villas and obviously all of the resort amenities you would expect from a Disney property.  What they also offer that others can’t is the attraction of Disney.  How many timeshare developers can boast not
only world-class resorts in desirable locations but they also control the main reason that most tourists are in that destination in thefirst place?

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Bluegreen Vacation Club

Based mostly on the east coast and a staple in the Florida Timeshare scene as well as the Carolinas, Bluegreen Communities develops, does their own timeshare marketing and timeshare sales.  They also create planned vacation, residential, lake and golf communities. All though the Bluegreen network is predominately in the southeastern and central southern states, Bluegreen Communities has sold almost 50,000 home sites in 32 states since the mid 1980’s.

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Marriott Vacation Club International Timeshare Developer

Probably the most well known of the Timeshare Developers, Marriott International owns and operates Marriot Timeshares which include Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, Ritz-Carlton Club, and Marriott Grand Residence Club.

Hyatt Vacation Ownership

Here is the third of three, Hyatt Vacation Club develops and operates properties in world-class locations from western USA like
Colorado and California to the Caribbean like Puerto Rico and Key West.

ILX Resorts

ILX is a Western USA based timeshare developer and is actually the biggest privately owned timeshare developer in North America.  ILX resorts operates timeshare vacation resorts in the western United States and in Mexico and has recently started to move east.

Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Developer

The next of the big three retail hotel developers that have made it huge in the Timeshare industry is Hilton Grand Vacations Company, (HGVC).  Hilton Grand Vacations develops, operates the timeshare marketing and resort management of branded vacation ownership resorts. Hilton Hotels Corporation controls HGVC, and yes this is the same Hilton group that socialites Paris and Nikki are the heirs to.

Sunterra Corporation

Sunterra is actually a property management group for timeshare resorts, condos, hotels, and resorts owned by third parties in Hawaii. They have however expanded their operation to include, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Shell Vacations

Shell Vacations Club or SVC as it is known is another mostly west coast entity Shell Vacation Club has Timeshare Resorts from the beaches of Kauai to scenery of Canada. The company is very diverse in its endeavors and offers services in real estate acquisition, asset management, financing, and consulting, investment and management of commercial hotel, resort, and timeshare properties

Westgate Resorts Timeshare Development

Westgate is one based in Orlando, Florida, one of the plethora of Orlando Timeshares and developers.  It is also one of the biggest timeshare developers in the world.  Westgate Resorts owns over 7,500 units as of 2005. Westgate resorts have more than 19 timeshare resorts throughout the USA.

Timeshare Toughtimes

Timeshare in a Down Economy

Tough Times for the Timeshare Developer

When the economy is on a downswing, even slightly, it sends waves through the timeshare industry. One of the first luxuries to be sacrificed when times are tough is travel and vacationing.  In turn, plans of vacation ownership are set aside as well.

Now, the argument could be made that most of the time, people who could afford to be looking at vacation property before the recession, can probably still afford to buy timeshare. This is true, unfortunately the timeshare industry was not built on these people.  If Marriott or Blue Green or Hilton Grand Vacations waited for people who could actually afford timeshare to buy timeshare, timeshare as an industry would not exist.  No, timeshare was built on the backs of people who can’t afford it.  In fact the majority of the money made in the timeshare industry over the last 30 years was not made on the resorts at all, it was made on  the compound interest of the people who bought their dream vacation on credit.

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How are Timeshare Developers Affected?

There are two separate but equally important issues that hit the timeshare resort developer at exactly the same time and with great force during tough economic times.  The first is a lack of leads.  If you are familiar with the history of timeshare marketing you know that vast majority of people who end up taking a timeshare tour are people who are on vacation and wanted a free dinner.  With less casual travelers around there are less people who would be willing to trade some of their time for a free dinner.  Even if the conversion rate per tour stay the same (and it doesn’t, we will cover that next), the gross numbers will be down, which means the operating capital will be down and marketing budgets will get squeezed.  This will lead to even less leads. Etc, etc , etc.  You see where this spiral could end up…with a big flush.

The second problem that presents itself during tough times, especially during times that have been derived from a consumer credit crisis, is…..inability to qualify for credit.  DUH!!!  Remember the timeshare industry was built on people buying things they could not pay for in cash.  So those exact people are the ones who can no longer get credit. The End result of this is a very dismal outlook for people in the business of selling timeshare.

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What About the Timeshare Buyer?

If you are one of the lucky families who are still in the market for timeshare, great for you because there are Timeshare Deals a plenty!! Just like everything else during a recession, it is a buyers market. First of all, the sales offices will do just about anything to get you to visit.  Want to stay for free?  Ask! Want four show tickets? Ask! They need you to tour so it is time to bust out your negotiating skills.

How do I Get the Most Timeshare for My Money?

If you decide you want to buy timeshare while you are on the tour, ask for everything. They need the business.  Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate!  There is no such thing as sticker price.  Remember, if you don’t get the deal you want, there are 5 more resorts that want your business right down the street. Now, here is the real jackpot, timeshare resale!  For every person looking to buy timeshare in a down economy, there are twenty trying to sell their timeshare.  This is where you can get some fantastic deals.  Check EBay, craigslist, some people want to remove a payment from their lives so bad, they may just give it to you to get rid of the maintenance fees.

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Timeshare Future

Timeshare Future – Timeshare History Part 3

Today and Beyond: Future of Timeshare

At the turn of the current century, the timeshare consumer climate was getting increasing hostile when it came to topic of telemarketing. Although there was still plenty of success and lots of money to be had in the realm of timeshare telemarketing, the country as a whole was getting more than fed up with calls at the exact time they were sitting down for dinner. Timeshare developers were not the only industry that realized there is money to be made over the telephone. Everything from long distance plans to fire rescue blankets was being pitched to you just as you were about to enjoy dinner with your family. Because of this overwhelming discontent with telemarketing as a whole, the federal government was obligated to take action. This came in the form of the Federal Do Not Call Registry.

This new legislation made it possible for the average consumer to add any or all of their personal phone numbers to a list which is the master list of numbers that cannot be called by anyone trying to solicit anything. The companies that are required to buy it in order to make sure that they are not calling any of the numbers on it fund the list. As we all know, a company is not going to spend money to find out who they cannot sell to unless there is a very compelling reason, that reason is a fine in the amount of $11000 for every instance of dialing a number on that list. The math is simple, if you call from a phone book and 100 of the people you call are on the list, you are in violation 100 times and could face fines of 1.1 million dollars. The days of timeshare cold calling ended very quickly.

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Timeshare developers had to get creative again. Obviously, not everyone in the country joined the list, so there were still households that could be called but the timeshare telemarketing industry too a huge blow on the day that bill passed. The first thing an industry with the progression and resiliency of timeshare does when faced with new rules is look for a loophole. That loophole was “response leads”. A response lead is a person who by a variety of different means and channels, requested information about the product or service you offer. This request doesn’t have to be an overt accosting, it could come in the form of an entry form to win a boat or cruise or million dollars or just about anything. It could also come in the form of a warranty card that you filled out without opting out of the offer to receive information via the telephone regarding every product under the sun. This lead to a whole new industry in timeshare marketing, lead generation. A timeshare developer may call these consumers for three months after they “requested information” regardless of whether they are on the list or not. Because of this loophole and proliferation of people who will fill out anything to win anything, the timeshare telemarketing wheels again began to turn.

The timeshare marketing beast is not a beast of limited resources or talent. This entity has grown every year of its existence regardless of how many people try to set it back. This being the case, riding a loophole is a way to continue but finding a new path is the timeshare future, that path is the Internet. Timeshare like every other industry on earth has now embraced the Internet as a means to reach its target audience. The Internet is also a way to promote the new positive timeshare message. Timeshare is not the vacation monster it is the vacation savior. If you want a quality vacation at a discounted price, take advantage of one of the thousands of timeshare promotions available on the Internet right now. If you google the search term “Disneyland vacations” you will see literally millions of results and the ones with the best deals are all timeshare promotions. If you are looking for high quality vacations for you and your family for years to come, look up vacation ownership on the net.

Every company remotely associated with Timeshare has carved out a piece of the Internet pie. If you want to buy timeshare but don’t want to pay retail, google ‘sell timeshare’, ‘buy timeshare’, ‘buy timeshare online’, ‘timeshare deals’ or just go to www.timeshareresourcecenter.com and browse timeshare listings. The Internet has allowed the consumer to shop around and browse the different programs without the pressure of being asked to buy when they are finished looking. It has also allowed consumers who have outgrown or “mispurchased” their current timeshare to sell timeshare with out being resold on why they should keep it. The Internet timeshare movement has actually helped the industry as a whole. It has taken away the stigma attached to it and allowed the everyday consumer the freedom to make choice of what to buy when to buy and how much to spend.

Timeshare Promotions

Something for Nothing

Taking Advantage of Timeshare Promotions

The news is very clear about the state of our economy, we are going the wrong way. The cost of gas is off the charts and with the merging of the major airlines, there will be fewer routes scheduled which means the planes will be full and the prices will be high.

So for those of us who consider vacationing a priority and an absolute necessity in order to fight of the stress brought on by working for a living, the outlook is bleak. In fact I would venture a guess that heading into the travel season, we will spend more on gas in July and August than we spent on our whole Orlando vacation as recently as a few years ago. It is disheartening…but not hopeless.

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We Have to Make Every Dollar Count

As a consumer we feel the crunch of a tough economy every time we leave the house. We feel it at the pump, we feel it at the grocery store, we even feel it when we notice that the prices at our local pizza place just went up. Because of this ever-present strain on our wallets, it is easy to forget that with the exception of the big oil companies and banks (who seem to always be operating in the black) businesses are feeling the crunch too. That is why it is the best possible time to get something for nothing or very close too it. When Business are in a bind, what is the one true constant? A big sale will bring in buyers, even in the driest of times. The timeshare industry is not different. This is the easiest time and the most important time to stretch your vacation dollar and the absolute most value possible.

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The Tougher the Times the Better the Deals

The standard operating procedure for a timeshare company is to offer the customer an amazing deal for peanuts. In exchange for this amazing deal, the customer agrees to spend 90 minutes hearing about their timeshare program. The hope for the timeshare developer is that the prospective owner will see enough value in vacation ownership to want to buy. The problem with this program in times like this is that the number of prospects who are in a position to take a vacation is smaller. So the importance of making sure that everyone who comes in contact with one of their marketing efforts take advantage of it and ends up in their showroom is greater than ever. So as a person who wants to take a vacation this year, you are asking yourself “okay, what does this have to do with me”? The answer is simple, if a 3 day 2 night stay in Las Vegas was not enough incentive to entice to into the timeshare sales office, how about 3 days 2 nights in Las Vegas for $49 and we will throw in 2 show tickets? Or maybe you are already in Las Vegas and 2 free tickets to see “Viva Las Vegas” aren’t enough to peek your interest, what about 2 tickets to see Cirque du Soliel, or 4 tickets. Maybe you are not a Las Vegas person, how does 4 days in Orlando and 4 free tickets to Disney or Universal Studios sound, excited yet? What about spending some time in Hollywood California or Napa Valley, can you almost taste the merlot? The point here is that in the world of timeshare promotional vacations, it is a blue light special everyday and when times are tough the timeshare developers are willing to do awful lot to get some time to talk with you.

What if I know I Will Not Buy, is That Dishonest?

I know, the hang up with this is that people are often “concerned” that they are using these companies to get something for free when they have no interest in buying a timeshare. But let’s be honest do you think the people a Coca Cola get upset if not every single person who sees one of their commercials runs out and buys a Coke? Let me put your mind at rest, almost no one has plans of buying a timeshare until after they take part in a timeshare presentation. In addition, for the most part those people walk out of the timeshare tour and do not buy, which is fine. The good men and women who run the marketing departments at all timeshare companies know that 8 out of nine people who set foot on at timeshare floor will walk out without a purchase. But, these prospective timeshare owners will have seen a new idea and if the salesperson did a good job, they had a wonderful time and there is a pretty good chance that, they will take another tour in the future and if things change, they just might buy a timeshare. What the executives in the timeshare industry also know is that if 8 out of 9 prospects don’t buy, that means 1 out of 9 does and that is enough to make the timeshare world keep turning. So maybe you are one of the eight and if so that is okay, but as a wise man once said, “you don’t know what you don’t know” and maybe once you know, you will not one of the eight!
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Timeshare Financing

Timeshare Financing

Introduction to Timeshare Financing

Purchasing a timeshare under the current financial climate is undoubtedly a scary proposition. The devaluation of homes and restrictive lending practices has caused many people to stop spending their hard earned dollars.  Of course this is not because of a lack of desire, but rather a lack of opportunities to fund a major purchase over a timeframe that makes the asset affordable. True, the current market will exclude borrowers with lower credit scores because of fear of non-payment, and rightly so.  However, those with histories of on-time payments, diverse credit sources, and low debt to credit ratios will likely have options available to them. 

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