How A Timeshare Point System Can Disrupt A Deeded One Week Exchange Program… This is our opinion only, based on logical thinking.
Think about this logically. Can you dispute this argument? Here’s how our thinking came about.
My wife and I own 3 deeded timeshare properties at 3 five star resorts. Each week we own trades for 7 great days of vacation somewhere else. Over the last 15 years we have never had a problem exchanging into other resorts within the USA.
We exchanged into a Branson Woods resort a couple of years ago. While sitting in the lobby and watching people coming and going, we noticed a pile up of timeshare owners, in the middle of the week. Many were a bit unhappy waiting to check into their rooms. Many were couples without children. I asked a couple what was causing the holdup on checking in. This is what we found out. Example below:
These couples own the timeshare point system. The point system allowed them to use their points during the week 2-3 days at a time rather than trying to use week-ends when couples with families is high demand and cost more points to use. So, they have opted for using
their points during the week.
You want to know what else caused this point related timeshare check-in bottle neck. Think about it. When timeshare was originally designed you own 7 days of vacation and you trade and use 7 days vacation. Simple, right?
With points there are more costs involved because the timeshare units you check into require maid service and cleaning more than once every week because some people are only using 2 or 3 days a week along with more maintenance costs. Thus, more fee’s are collected thru the point system.
And the biggest problem of all is that the more points you purchased the easier it is to use the system. The old original concept of selling 7 day vacations does not generate the cash anymore because only 51 weeks are sold in a timeshare condo. Now, points are unlimited. That’s the problem going forward in the future of timeshare.