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2014 Shows Steady Growth for Our Industry

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2014 Shows Steady Growth for Our Industry 

By Darla Zanini,
Executive VP, ARDA International Foundation (AIF)

July 15, 2015 

SOI infographic piece 

We are happy to share the latest research from our State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study 2015.  It shows that the timeshare industry enjoyed steady growth in 2014.  Here are a few of the highlights.

When comparing 2014 to 2013:

  • Sales volume increased more than four percent, to $7.9 billion;
  • 1,555 timeshare resorts in the United States, representing about 198,490 units;
  • Average resort size was 128 units;
  • The average sales price was $20,020; and
  • Occupancy increased two percent, up to 78 percent (compared to a 641 percent hotel occupancy rate).

There were some other interesting tidbits as well:

  • Beach resorts are the most common type of resort;
  • Theme park resorts have the highest occupancy;
  • Florida has the most resorts—23% of the national total;
  • Nevada has the largest average resort size—182 units on average; and
  • Hawaii has the highest occupancy rate for a region, at 85.3%.

For more details, check out our infographic and for a full copy of the State of the Industry Study, please contact me at dzanini@arda.org. 

[1] STR Monthly Hotel Review: December 2013, Smith Travel Research.

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