Saturday November 2, 2014 marks the 3rd annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day. Created by TimeshareInsights.com, International Timeshare Appreciation Day is a time for both the industry and owners to celebrate the world of timeshare.
Lisa Ann Schireier, the founder of TimeshareInsights.com and The Timeshare Crusader blog, started the holiday back in 2012. At the time Lisa said, “I invite people and organizations from around the world to join together and celebrate all the great things about timeshare… and there are many.” [Read more…]
Vacationing in your backyard is just not as much fun as many “experts” promised us it could be. When the economy tanked a few years back, American families found themselves eliminating non-essential expenditures in any way they could. Vacations were dismissed as luxury items that people either couldn’t fit in their budgets or were told they shouldn’t try to fit in the family budget during such uncertain economic times. Well-meaning life advisers attempted to sell weary consumers on the idea that a staycation was actually a viable alternative to taking a real holiday.
But as The Priceline Group announced in a press release last month, it’s now time to say, “R.I.P. staycation.” Whether the US economy is actually any better or not doesn’t matter. Hard working American families are tired of pretending that the inflatable pool in the back yard is a real vacation fun.
According to Priceline, 83 percent of Americans plan to take a real vacation this year. This is no less than double what the number has been in recent years. Says Brian Ek, of Priceline, “Staycations were popular between 2007 and 2010, when economic uncertainty had many Americans concerned about their finances and their jobs. But anyone who’s tried a staycation finds out very quickly that it’s not very relaxing. There isn’t that clean break with everyday responsibilities and activities, like checking in at the office and doing household chores. A vacation away from home lets people truly disconnect from the daily grind and recharge.”
Timeshare Resale Vacations Help Pull the Plug on the Staycation Concept
Family vacations don’t have to implode the family budget. Timeshare resales have always been an option. And the truth is, as the economy has struggled, the number of resales available at deeply discounted prices has increased.
This doesn’t mean that every owner selling a timeshare is giving it away, but it does mean that for some properties and some seasons, families who want to buy a timeshare have many properties from which to choose, all at competitive prices.
Vacationing is one of part of life that should never be on the “expendable” list. Taking a vacation is too important to our health and well-being, and adds too much to our productivity and clarity of decision-making, to dismiss its value in our lives.
SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and DAE Partner on New Timeshare Rental Opportunity
Today, the VacationOwnership.com LLC companies of SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com announced exciting news. We are now just a little more then 30 days away from rolling out timeshare rental as no one in the timeshare and vacation ownership industry has ever been able to offer it.
SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and DAE Partner on New Timeshare Rental Opportunity
EXETER, NH–( June 3, 2013) – SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, a VacationOwnership.com LLC brand and the leader in online timeshare resale, and ResortRentals.com is launching an unprecedented service for timeshare owners, management and travel consumers that is unprecedented in the industry. Starting July 8, 2013, vacationers will be able to rent discounted by-owner timeshares for weeklong luxury vacations backed by an accommodations guarantee assured through the ResortRental.com’s project partner, Dial An Exchange (DAE). Dial An Exchange, the largest privately owned timeshare exchange company in the world, will ensure that the timeshare rentals week of stay booked online are guaranteed to be available at the time of arrival.
Until now, no company has ever effectively offered the assurance of a guarantee for all timeshare rentals. Making the process even more attractive is the fact that it will exclusively be available through the Vacation Ownership brand websites, SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com, offering the type of easy travel booking that vacationers already experience through other commonly known online travel websites. Timeshares rented through this new program will not be bound by the price parity restrictions that drive rental prices higher on traditional Online Travel Agency websites.
Fermin Cruz, Vice President North American Business, Dial An Exchange, says, “The service we are providing for the VacationOwnership.com brands is part of our core competency. We see it as a perfect fit and a real value for renters, who will not have to worry if the owner has paid his maintenance fees, has already rented the unit, or has chosen to deposit the unit with an exchange service without taking down the rental listing. Until now, such problems were all valid concerns. The continued Online dominance of ResortRentals.com and SellMyTimesharenow.com coupled with DAE’s expertise will deliver a value benefit to the industry as a whole, breathing new life into the secondary market.”
In addition to benefiting vacationers who want to enjoy the amenities and spacious accommodations of timeshare resorts at excellent prices, the new VacationOwnership.com timeshare rental program means timeshare owners will be better able to monetize their vacation ownership using it as a rental or using the real process as a marketing avenue to reach millions of prospective buyers that haven’t considered timeshare as an option.
Current owners will be able to use timeshare weeks, points or vacation club memberships as timeshare rentals.
Scott Roberts, CEO of ResortRentals.com explains, “Through advancements being implemented on the VacationOwnership.com LLC websites, including SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com, timeshare owners will soon be able to get their resale properties in front of an extremely targeted and massive base of vacationers who have been previously under-marketed for timeshare rentals. This market includes millions of consumers who are already accustomed to the convenience of booking vacations online but who have never considered the value proposition, space and opportunity of timeshare.
Jason Tremblay, Founder of SellMyTimeshareNOW.com adds, “There are more than seven million timeshare owners in the United States with the vast majority eager to sell or rent their timeshare, especially when they can take advantage of a process this easy and effective. Timeshare owners will benefit from our company’s high-visibility platforms, enhanced with the same online booking ease consumers experience on popular travel sites.”
The OTA-style rental booking experience will be available on SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and on ResortRentals.com starting July 8, 2013. Tremblay describes the new timeshare rental booking platform as, “delivering what travelers and vacationers want by making it easy for them to book and confirm their vacation immediately, in the same easy way they are accustomed to booking airline reservations and other online travel services.”
About VacationOwnership.com LLC. Originally founded in 2003 as Sell My Timeshare NOW, VacationOwnership.com LLC has grown to include the brands Vacation Ownership Brokerage and ResortRentals.com. As a proven leader in marketing, sales and rental of vacation ownership products, the company provides consumers with options for licensed vacation ownership brokerage and customized resort services through Vacation Ownership Brokerage. SellMyTimeshareNOW.com provides high visibility online advertising and the largest inventory of timeshare resales and rentals available on the web. ResortRentals.com offers owners and vacationers a revolutionary way to try before you buy timeshares at prices that compete with the online travel agencies. VacationOwnership.com LLC has offices in Orlando, FL and Exeter, NH.
We’ve devoted our timeshare blog to this topic in the past, but it seems like an appropriate time to mention it again.Sell My Timeshare NOW Never Makes Cold Calls.
Our company is coming up on its ten-year anniversary in the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. Over the years, we’ve expanded our services dramatically. We started as solely a by-owner timeshare resale and timeshare rental advertising company. As our company grew, the secondary market for timeshares was also changing. We recognized that for sale by owner (FSBO) resale is not always the preferred option for all sellers or even for all timeshare buyers.
Our company expanded, adding fully licensed timeshare brokerage service and later resort services for the timeshare industry. During each of the busy, demanding years we’ve been providing timeshare resale, rental, and resort solutions, we have made many changes, trying to stay on top of the needs of our consumers and ahead of the curve in all areas.
But some things have never changed … starting with how much we respect our clients and prospective clients. Sell My Timeshare NOW, Timeshare Brokers Services, and our newest brand, VacationOwnership.com, do not make cold calls. That means, if you have not given us your permission to call you, we won’t be interrupting you with an intrusive phone call.
There are many companies whose names may be confusingly similar to one another, and some companies that frankly don’t do a good job identifying themselves when they call you on the phone, but if you receive an unrequested phone call from a timeshare company, it’s not us.
It’s never us … even if someone implies they are us. We simply respect your privacy too much to intrude on your life with a ringing telephone.
Times are changing. Regulations in the timeshare industry are becoming better defined and more relevant to protect the interests of timeshare owners and strengthen the timeshare industry itself.
Change is good. But one thing that has never changed and will never change, is that we don’t need to, nor do we want to, infringe on your privacy in any way.