ARDA Points to Indicators of Busy Summer for Timeshare and Travel

ARDA CEO and President, Howard NusbaumCiting TripAdvisor and other travel industry resources, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) says indicators are good for summer travel and vacationing in the US. ARDA points out trends that show, “… more people are planning to travel this year than the previous year, vacationing with family members is a top priority and group getaways are on the rise.”

Positive signs for the travel, tourism, and timeshare vacation industries include:

  • Globally, 83 percent of those surveyed are planning at least one family vacation this year, a four percent increase from 2010.
  • In the US, 59 percent of Americans are planning a trip this summer, up from 51 percent in 2010.
  • Vacationing consumers plan to take vacations that average two-weeks and anticipate spending $1,200 per person.
  • For those vacationers planning three-day getaways, anticipated per traveler spending is $300.
  • Nearly 70 percent of those planning vacations say they will travel with their immediate families.
  • Girlfriend getaways and man-cations continue to grow in popularity.
  • Budget planning remains a concern for most travelers who will be looking to cut costs while still enjoying their vacation time.

ARDA Sees Good News for Timeshare

When vacationers want to travel but still need to watch their budgets, timeshares are a logical solution. As ARDA CEO and President, Howard Nusbaum, explains, “Vacationing with timeshare provides the luxury of resort travel but with the comforts of home. There is certainly a monetary value to a traditional timeshare vacation because it affords your family the flexibility to eat meals together in your kitchen rather than splitting a pizza on a hotel bed. But it’s the sentimental value of spending relaxed, quality time with your family or friends in a spacious setting that allows everyone the space to truly rejuvenate that timeshare owners love most about the products.”

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