Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Author: Jason Tremblay | Topics: timeshare blog, timeshare news, Timeshare Owners, Timeshare Rentals, Vacation
Timeshare Owners Headed for July 4 Celebrations
Like millions of other Americans this week, timeshare owners and timeshare renters are taking advantage of lower gas prices and headed for a holiday. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that more than 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Independence Day holiday. That’s a nearly 5 percent increase over travel the same week last year.
Now here’s the bummer. American families love to turn a holiday into a long weekend. Yet when the holiday falls midweek, as it does this year, that extended weekend getaway is logistically more challenging. So how are vacationers determining when to start their July 4 holiday?
Friday, June 29 was the day most families picked to begin their holiday, with one in four (25 percent) of the Independence Day travelers commencing their vacation on Friday. Tuesday, July 3 was the second-most popular day for starting the holiday, selected by 19 percent. Saturday, June 30 and today, Wednesday, July 4 each account for 16 percent of vacationers, with Sunday and Monday being the least popular first days of travel, at 13 and 11 percent respectively.
Timeshare Owners and Timeshare Renters May Have Check-In Options
In the past, timeshare vacation weeks almost always began with a Friday/Saturday/or Sunday check-in with Saturday being the most frequently assigned days for timeshare owners to commence their vacation. But vacation ownership is a lot more flexible than it once was, with more and more resorts offering the option for owners to pick their check-in days. Even timeshare rentals are now more frequently available with a flexible vacation start date.
Lower gas prices, great deals on timeshare resales and timeshare rentals, greater flexibility in timeshare options including check in days – it looks like Americans have more reasons than ever to celebrate their ‘independence’.
If travel hits the projected numbers this week, this will be the busiest July 4 travel holiday since 2007. And that’s good news on many fronts.