US Timeshare Destinations are 7 of Top 10 Hispanic Vacation Spots

US Timeshare Destinations are 7 of Top 10 Hispanic Vacation Spots
7 of top 10 Hispanic travel destinations are also top US timeshare locations.

According to booking data released by, seven of the top ten vacation destinations selected by Hispanic travelers who reside in the United States are all destinations within the US. These locations also represent the leading areas for US timeshare. Claiming the top spots in order, 1 through 4, are: Orlando, Miami, New York, and Las Vegas.

Mandala Research, a market research firm that provides travel market research products, services, and analysis to companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, thinks part of the attraction of these cities may be family related. Identifying that family travel is important to Hispanic travelers; Mandala sees the fact that these cities all have large Hispanic populations as part of their appeal. Additionally, all four are already top tourist destinations, loaded with great options in entertainment, dining, timeshare resorts, and attractions, while three of the four also offer excellent year-round climates.

Top Vacation Destinations among US Hispanic Travelers

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Miami, Florida
  3. New York, New York
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. Dominican Republic
  7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  8. Los Angeles, California
  9. San Antonio, Texas
  10. Santiago, Chile

US Timeshare and the Hispanic Traveler

In an article titled, “HISPANICS IN TRAVEL CAUCUS: MORE EDUCATION IS NEEDED,” written last fall by Maria Lenhart, the Hispanic market (some 30 percent of the US population) is described as significant and growing. But even that statement is misleading as most Hispanics do not identify with the term ‘Hispanic,’ but are more likely to identify with their country of origin, whether that is Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc., despite the fact that the majority of US Hispanics were born in in the US.

Glenn Llopis, CEO of the Center for Hispanic Leadership, says, “The Hispanic market is wide open, but you cannot ignore the cultural nuances,” he said. “Hispanics don’t want to be sold – they want you to invest in their cultural relevancy. It’s not just about having a bilingual website and marketing materials.”

Olga Ramudo, chair of the ASTA-NTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force, describes US Hispanic travelers as traveling, “…in herds, not small groups,” and needing “… suites that are big enough for our families.” Sounds like a perfect match for timeshare accommodations, doesn’t it?

Offering spacious accommodations with resorts that make it easy for family members of all ages to enjoy themselves, US timeshare resorts are an ideal match for the vacationing US Hispanic community.

And in the spirit of relationship building, what vacation location is a better fit than becoming the owner of a US timeshare where the whole family—no matter how big that family may be—can enjoy the fun of dining, cooking, relaxing, and vacationing together.

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Disney Timeshare Makes a 26 Mile Run Even Better

Disney Timeshare Makes a 26 Mile Run Even Better

Run to a Disney Timeshare
Supporters lined up to watch the Disney runners coming to the finish line at Epcot.

Whether they chose to stay in a Disney hotel, Disney Vacation Club, (Disney timeshare) or they were a local resident or had other accommodations, a record total 65,000 runners showed up this weekend at Disney World Orlando for the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon.

With plenty of sunshine and summer-like temperatures, the runners couldn’t have had better weather for the events, which included a Half Marathon, Goofy’s Challenge, Family 5K run, Kids Races, an expo, and a “Cool Down” party, in addition to the Marathon itself. The race, which began and ended at EPCOT, wound through all four Walt Disney World theme parks, including the Disney Speedway and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Adriano Bastos, 34, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, won the Sunday Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 16 seconds; it marked the eighth time he has claimed the title. Renee High, 31, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, won her second consecutive title, clocking in at 2:48:30, three seconds faster than her time from last year. High, who is a 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, finished 11 minutes ahead of Antonia Silva of Fortaleza, Brazil, the women’s first runner-up.

Billed as the, “most magical 26.2 miles on Earth,” each year the event weekend, known as Run Disney, draws larger crowds than the year before. Race director Jon Hughes described the event saying, “This was the biggest and best marathon we’ve ever held.”

After yesterday’s race, many of the runners could be seen with their families and friends throughout the parks, amazingly with energy to spare for riding the rides and taking in the Disney attractions and entertainment.

Even though you may have missed being part of the magic of this year’s RunDisney, you still have options. There’s the TinkerBell Half Marathon Weekend, the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, Expedition Everest Challenge, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. And if you were part of the Disney Vacation Club, you’d have a Disney timeshare to make planning your run weekends easy with accommodations that are roomy, luxurious, and convenient.

Visit to find out more about these race events. And for great deals on Disney accommodations, you can’t beat Disney timeshare resales and rentals.

Mickey Mouse at Run Disney source Orlando Sentinel
Mickey Mouse at Run Disney source: Orlando Sentinel


Fans cheered on the runners at Run Disney
Cheering on the runners at the finish line of the Disney Marathon



The Changing Face of Welk Resorts Timeshare

The Changing Face of Welk Resorts Timeshare

Here’s a fun look back at how Welk Resorts timeshare has changed its face (and its personality) over the years, via its website. What has not changed however, are the quality accommodations and top-notch customer care that is so much a part of the Welk Resorts brand.

With locations in Mexico, California, and Branson, Missouri, Welk Resorts are recognized as a popular name in family-friendly vacation accommodations. Welk Resorts offer luxury vacation ownership with spacious layouts and amenity-laden resorts. With golf, swimming and other recreational activities available at every Welk Resort, and live entertainment theaters in both the Welk Resorts Branson and San Diego locations, there’s always fun to be had for family members of every age and interest.

The Family-Focused Fun of Welk Resorts Timeshare

In San Diego, the Welk Theatre presents actors, musicians, and performers in Broadway-style musicals and productions, including live comedy, magicians, and illusionists. When you plan an evening of fun at the Welk Theatre in San Diego, you can even add an optional diner buffet and time spent in the the museum that honors the life and career of legendary bandleader and resort founder, Lawrence Welk.

The Welk Resort in Branson, Branson Lodges, offers the 2300-seat Welk Resort Theater, where you can catch nationally known acts including BB King, Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, and the Lennon Sisters, along with many other talented entertainers. Located on-property at the resort, the Welk Theater Branson hosts performances year-round.

Want to know more about the fun of Welk Resort vacation ownership? Visit for more details and be sure you also search Welk Resort Resales  to find out what’s available at discounted resale and secondary market prices.

Welk Resorts Targeting Better Service and Employee Development

Welk Resorts Targeting Better Service and Employee Development

Lawrence Welks Desert Oasis Welk Resort Timeshare
Welk Resort Timeshare at Lawrence Welk’s Desert Oasis

Welk Resorts timeshare has an on-going program called “Welk+.” The effort was launched to help the popular timeshare company uphold its place as a vacation ownership industry leader. Tracy Ward, Welk Resorts’ vice president of Human Resources, explains, “At Welk, we believe that leadership development starts with personal development. Through all of our initiatives, the common message to our associates is that they are important, that they matter, and are critical to our success.”

The new Welk+ initiative is in keeping with the family-focused values that have always been a hallmark of Welk Resorts. Founded in 1964 by the famous bandleader, Lawrence Welk, Welk Resorts timeshare today has more than 43,000 timeshare owner families, who enjoy their vacation ownership and value the company’s tradition of loyalty, dedication, and service.

Welk Resorts timeshare CEO Jon Fredricks says, “We are extremely proud of the Welk + program, and the many accomplishments of the HR team.” Implementation of the plan has led to significant improvements in revenue growth and net income improvement.

Fredricks points out that the program, which included events and activities sponsored by the company to provide associates with tools to be more well-rounded and happy, has also grown the personal capacity of every team member to live a healthier, happier, and more productive life. Tracy Ward adds, “For some events, such as our All Associate Meetings and Welk+ celebrations, participation has grown by as much as 50 percent.”

More about Welk Resorts Timeshares

You will find Welk Resorts in Cabo, southern California, and the family-fun, vacation destination of Branson, Missouri. Welk Resorts take pride in treating your family, like their family.

You can count on a Welk timeshare to offer fun activities for guests of all ages including, sports, golfing, entertainment, theater, and great dining. If you are not already familiar with these special resorts, why not try a Welk Resorts timeshare rental and see what you’ve been missing?