Top Timeshare Getaways
In the August feature of Developments,
Geri Bain’s article highlighted several timeshare resorts in some of the
country’s most popular travel spots. This was not only a great read but it also
showcased how vacation ownership provides access to some of the most coveted
experiences in the country – particularly relevant because travelers today are
increasingly choosing vacations based on the experience they want from their
As many timeshare resorts continue to enhance the vacation
experience for owners by expanding their on-site programs, amenities and
services, our industry is well-positioned to meet this demand. From health and wellness-focused trips to
adventure-based travel, timeshare resorts are packaging some of the best travel
experiences in the hospitality business.
Here is a snapshot of the featured resorts and destinations:
With more than 100 golf courses,
it’s no wonder Myrtle Beach
was voted “Best Golf Destination” by USA
Today readers. Most courses are public, and nearly half offer
kids-play-free programs. Snapshot: Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Marriott’s
Ocean Watch Villas and Wyndham Dye Villas.
- Urban/Epicurean: New York City
More and more travelers are booking
urban spots for vacations, and NYC is the cream of the crop—with a plethora of
museums, restaurants, plays, shows, shopping, concerts, and sporting events.
Not surprising that vacation ownership properties have high-occupancy rates.
Snapshot: Hilton Grand Vacations, New York Hilton Midtown, The Manhattan Club and Wyndham Midtown 45.
- Spa & Wellness: Scottsdale
has always had a lead on wellness-packaged vacations, with a high concentration
of top-rated spas and resorts, but it’s also a top timeshare resort
destination. Many properties offer access to off-site excursions such as
hiking, golfing and biking trails. Snapshot:
Four Seasons Residence Club Scottsdale,
Scottsdale Camelback Resort and Westin
Kierland Resort & Spa.
- Exotic Beach: Hawaii
Hawaiians are proud of their
heritage and culture, and travelers are enamored to learn of the islands’
history. Many timeshare resorts share
the rich Hawaiian history with guests through cultural on-site programs and
other key vacation components. Snapshot: Westin Kaanapali
Ocean Resort Villas
and The Aulani.
- Family Fun: Orlando
We often refer to Orlando as the “timeshare capital of the world,” but
the family aspect of an Orlando
vacation is why it is the nation’s most-visited destination (59 million
visitors in 2013!). A highly-competitive
spot for lodging, timeshare resorts frequently use a “stay to play” concept
that encourages family-fun activities on-site for all ages. Snapshot: Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Summer
Bay Orlando, Marriott Vacation Club’s Harbour Lake,
The Fountains Resort, Bluegreen Vacations.
We think all our timeshare resorts deserve a tip of the hat
for providing better vacations to all travelers!