More Space Leads to a Better Timeshare Vacation

Having a Kitchen and a Separate Living Area Greatly Improves the Quality of a Vacation

 In comparison to the cramped quarters of a hotel room, a timeshare provided with additional and needed room for families to spread out–for both durations together and season alone.

In fact, this has been proven in a recent research from ARDA and conducted by Leger, which showed that 89 percent of respondents who had a kitchen on their last vacation said it improved their vacation experience while 87 percent said that having a separate living place likewise led to a better vacation.

 Fifty percent say they used their kitchen every day during the course of their vacations.

Having an in-unit kitchen can help you save money and eat healthier on your vacation.

  1. Cooking fun dinners instead of dining out for every meal.
  2. Having the ability to prepare healthy foods.
  3. Having leftovers from one meal to the next saves eating out and dressing up
  4. It’s more relaxing and fun just being yourselves

The results of this survey are clear, having an in-unit kitchen and an extra living space in your vacation accommodations can enormously improve your vacation. So, the next time you are thinking about traveling consider timeshare rentals.

Read more: vacationbetter.org

Bluegreen Resorts Counting On Next Generation Higher Incomes As Selling Points!

 

Bluegreen Resorts Counting On Next Generation Higher Incomes As Selling Points!

It’s also part of a move by the vacation ownership company to lure younger travelers. To do so, Bluegreen is seeking to expand into hip locations offering the types of activities and experiences that millennials may enjoy.

Bluegreen works on a points basis, in which owners buy points to gain access to the company’s properties. The more points owned, the more access a vacation owner has to top properties at peak times. The starting buy-in for points ranges from $10,000 to $15,000, officials said. Points can be carried over to another year, and owners can buy additional points, too.

We here at timesharefun.com are not advocates of the “Points Program” in the timeshare history. We prefer deeded timeshare weeks.  Points is buying air as far as we are concerned.  Also, the resale market is where you want to be if you are considering buying a timeshare property. Check out Tug2.net,  Vacationownershipforless.com .

Check out these articles about Bluegreen here!

Points vs Deeded Timeshare Property

 

The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

Very Simple – Understand How It Works

Timeshares are joint ownership properties where everyday people can lock in a temporary vacation home annually for a fraction of the cost. On the Vegas Strip, this product is sold daily to thousands who visit on vacation or a quick get away. In our last trip, we realized that timeshare companies are able to spend $1 and get $10 back.

Here’s how they do it:

1. They purchase wholesale tickets to activities that tourists are most interested in i.e. Dinners, Shows and Casino Access.

2. They employ performance based marketing agencies to promote their offer on the Vegas Strip.

3. The marketing agency offers you Continue reading “The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!”

Another Opinion From Someone Looking At Timeshare.

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This is a well written article from the author who purchased his timeshare on the resale market. It’s worth your time if you are considering a deeded timeshare week. Check it out. 

Mention the word timeshare and many people will be looking for the nearest exit. Timeshare sales stir up memories of encounters disguised as free breakfasts in Mexico or presentations that were an unwelcome part of a discounted resort stay. Click here to read

Here are three places where we have purchased deeded timeshare properties from previous owners for 10 cents on the dollar or less. Tug2.net, Breezy Point International.com and directly from Treetops Resort in Missouri.

Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

Exterior of grand gate of Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sea World. Inside the lobby a central water sculpture with spiraled metal and water flowing down in streams. (removed in 2015 renovation) A tiled seating area has plush couches with colorful pillows. Theater with a large screen and a popcorn machine. The Coral Reef Bar and Grill is a glass topped room with ceiling fans. Outside, a large pool area with cabanas. A waterfall flows over a rock formation into the pool. The activity center has bins and jars of craft supplies. A massage table in the sky blue spa. A business center. Provisions Market and Fresh Deli. Outside, shuffleboard and children’s playground with slide. A fitness center. A studio guest room has contemporary furnishings and a king bed.

A wet bar with microwave and coffeemaker. Towels and robes folded into whimsical animals. One and two bedroom suites have separate living areas. Couches and chairs surround a coffee table. A kitchen with full size appliances and a dining table that seats six. A king bed with a robe folded into a puppy. A whirlpool tub is just beyond the bed. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sea World.

As found on Youtube

Hilton Grand Vacations

Warning: For Travelers Visiting Mexican Resorts

Line:92% MEXICO AFTER AN AMERICAN WOMAN DIED FROM TAINTED ALCOHOL AT AN INCLUSIVE RESORT. MARC LIVERMAN TELLS US WHAT VISITORS NEED TO DO TO STAY SAFE. IT’S VERY SCARY. YOU TRAVEL TO, YOU KNOW — YOU CHOOSE A RUE SORT TO BE SAFE TO NOT GO OUT IN LIKE THE STREETS AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY’S CHANGING YOUR DRINK, THAT’S NOT GOOD. Reporter: TRAVELERS ON ALERT THURSDAY AFTER REPORTS OF COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERED ALCOHOL MAKING PEOPLE SICK AT SOME ALL INCLUSIVE MEXICAN RESORTS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, 20-YEAR-OLD ABBY CONNOR DIED WHILE STAYING IN A PLAYA DEL CARMEN RESORT.

Line:92% SHE WAS FOUND FACE DOWN IN A POOL. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER RULED HER CAUSE OF DEATH LACK OF OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN AND CEREBRAL INFLAMMATION BUT CONTAINED ALCOHOL HAVE PLAYED A ROLE? THAT’S SOMETHING AUTHORITIES HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM. THAT’S SCARY TO THINK ABOUT IT HAPPENING. Reporter: SINCE HER DEATH SIX MONTHS AGO THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER REPORTS OF VACATIONERS WHO SAY THEY GOT SICK OR BLACKED OUT WHILE STAYING AT RESORTS IN CANCUN AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN.

Line:92% THOSE TRAVELERS SUSPECTING TAINTED ALCOHOL, AS WELL. SOME OF THOSE VICTIMS SAYING THEY WERE ROBBED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. SOME TRAVELERS THAT WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THESE WARNINGS, THEY PLAN TO CANCEL FUTURE TRIPS TO THE COUNTRY. WE WERE GOING TO PLAN A MEXICO TRIP THIS SUMMER AND WITH THIS REASONING, WE’LL BE MORE, UM, WE’LL BE MORE CAREFUL OF WHERE WE PLAN IT.

Line:92% IF I TOLD MY MOTHER AND MY WHOLE FAMILY THEY WOULD BE WAY MORE WORRIED THAN — IF WE WENT WITHOUT THIS HAPPENING. Reporter: IF YOU GOT A TRIP PLANNED, THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS REMINDING YOU TO BE VIGILANT ISSUING THIS WARNING EARLIER THIS WEEK. IF CHOOSE TO DRINK ALCOHOL, IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO SO IN MODERATION. AND TO STOP AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU BEGIN TO FEEL ILL. MEXICO’S TOURISM SECRETARY SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN NO FORMAL COMPLAINTS OF CRIMINAL CASES AND THAT MILLIONS VISIT HERE SAFELY.

AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MARC LIVERMAN, CBS 2 NEWS..

As found on Youtube

Top Five Travel Tips for Cancun and the Riviera Maya

(upbeat music) – Thank you for joining us, this is Travel Top Five.

We’re talking about our top tips for when you’re visiting Cancun and Riviera Maya.

We each have our top five, and we’ll be going one at a time giving our best tips, so the number five. I’m sorry, let me introduce. We got Jackie here, – Hi! – And this is Tara, and I’m Philip. – Hey! – Okay, Jackie, what is your number five tip? – My number five tip will be to bring sunscreen or any type of toiletries, just because the stores at the resort will overprice these items, and it’s just better to bring it with you, because that way you’ll save a lot of money. (laughs) – You are absolutely correct.

They really jack up the prices for that stuff. – Last time I was at a Riviera Maya resort, sunscreen was, no joke, $15. – Ouch! Ouch, ouch, ouch! – Just bring it! – Mine can be a little bit related to that as far as pricing goes. When we go on vacation, my wife and I, we love to get massages, and if you’re on the property, you’re gonna pay  150, 180, $190 for a 15 minute massage. Continue reading “Top Five Travel Tips for Cancun and the Riviera Maya”

RCI Timeshare

We here at timesharefun do not endorse RCI.

We just present the information for you and your family concerning your future vacations.

Hello, and welcome to RCI a worldwide leader in holiday exchange and travel services.

Our goal is to crack wonderful holiday memories and unforgettable experiences these video will explain the RCI holiday exchange system and your exclusive RCI member benefits So, w\hat is holiday exchange? RCI provides a system where you can exchange or holiday ownership whatever that may be without other RCI members This is called: holiday exchange Holiday exchange gives our members the opportunity to exchange within other timeshare resorts instead of going back to their home resort every year for example we have cruise exchanges, we have the interstate or even an european getaway you might own a week’s time share on a RCI affiliated resort or you could own RCI points it doesn’t matter you can trade private either for the holiday experience you’re looking for in 1974 RCI pioneered the concept of holiday exchange Today RCI is the largest holiday exchange network in the world we have more than fifty offices across the globe which means you’ll never be far from great holiday advice OK, not a problem I can help organize accommodation in Vegas And you are not alone.

The RCI holiday exchange network has more than Continue reading “RCI Timeshare”

Accessible Travel Week – Accessible Accomodation Revealed – Holiday Inn

Today we are going to be looking at accommodation.

This is one of the most vital parts of any trip for handicap people.  It gives us the chance to sleep and to freshen up after a long day, before we check out the town during the evening.

Unfortunately, Continue reading “Accessible Travel Week – Accessible Accomodation Revealed – Holiday Inn”

Tips For Surviving a Timeshare Presentation

Oct. 19, 2017

Listening to a timeshare vacation while on vacation

If you want to survive a timeshare presentation, make sure to keep this in mind.

Go ahead and take the freebie.

If you have ever been on a nice vacation at a really great resort, there’s a good chance that someone has invited you to come and sit through a presentation.

The people who put up these timeshare presentations rely on the law of averages (which, by the way, is quite often on their side). Next time you get offered a gift during a timeshare presentation, go ahead and take it.

Buying a timeshare means getting money out of your wallet to pay the company that offers it.

Even if you don’t buy or promise to buy anything, don’t feel guilty. You’re not actually taking away a huge cost from these salespeople because the freebies are part of their marketing strategy and are already factored into the costs of producing the presentation.

Remember that when you buy a timeshare, you’re actually buying a long-term investment. And since most of the advantages of buying a timeshare rides on how regularly you or someone you know takes a vacation, you might not really want a timeshare because you don’t really need it.

Before you take a vacation, try to research about any possible timeshare presentations that you might come across with while you’re at the resort. That way, you’ll find one that offers you the best opportunity at a schedule that is the most convenient for you. Is it to browse available real property for future purchase or maybe you just want to sit through it so you could qualify for the gift or discount at the end of the pitch?

Consumer Reports: Is a timeshare right for you? | Print Only …

Consumer Reports: Is a timeshare right for you? | Print Only …
http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/print_only/consumer-reports-is-a-timeshare-right-for-you/article_c5fe262a-a356-56ff-9a5c-0f52a7aa49ee.html
15 hours ago Once upon a time, if you said you owned a timeshare, you might get … But times
have changed for timeshares, according to Consumer Reports.

The Timeshare Comes of Age – Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/travel/the-timeshare-comes-of-age
Feb 13, 2016 Once upon a time, if you said you owned a timeshare, you might get a …. Disney
maintains the right to repurchase unwanted vacation points …

Timeshare Resale Scams — Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/06/timeshare-resale-scams/index.htm
Jun 13, 2015 Buying a timeshare vacation rental has often been fraught with fraud. … All you
need to do is pay an upfront fee—usually via a wire transfer—to …

Timeshare and Travel Games For Kids And Adults – Learn While Traveling

Timeshare and Travel Games For Kids And Adults – Learn While Traveling

From our many years of experience
we have found that kids of all ages get restless when traveling. It does not matter the distance. What we did over the years was entertain them with games while traveling, especially by car.

We have 3 deeded timeshare vacation weeks. Two are here in Minnesota and one is in Missouri, a 700 mile trip one way by car. As the years went by and they got older it became more challenging to keep up with what our kids were interested in.

Now days it is movies in the newer cars, cell phones and iPads. Are they learning anything? I don’t know but we felt some timeshare parents may want some ideas about games available to kids of all ages when they are traveling. So, we did some research for you in your quest to keep them entertained while traveling. We hope this will give you some ideas. Click Here for some solutions from busy mom’s who were looking for answers and good clean fun.

Thanks again,

Cary & Elaine, Timesharefun.com

Other travel game Links below:

Scrabble
Portable , iPod , iPad , Game.com , Palm , Kindle and mobile phones . Travel editions: Editions are available for travelers who may wish to

Road Trip Games: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide – AppAdvice
http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/Apps-To-Play-On-Road-Trips
Road Trip Games. … by Phone Bros … It’s colorful UI fills the large iPad screen
and makes the game a true shared play experience. …. Mobile Analytics.

50 best games for tablets and smartphones | Technology | The …
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jul/21/50-best-games-apps-tablets-smartphones
Jul 20, 2013 Last year, 24 million Britons played mobile games, according to … JETPACK
JOYRIDE iPhone/ iPad/ Android/ Windows Phone (free) A one-button game ….
CUT THE ROPE: TIME TRAVEL iPhone/ iPad/ Android (free-69p) …

Mobile Apps and Mobile Games | Disney Games
http://games.disney.com/mobile-apps
Download and play the newest Disney games for your mobile phone or tablet. …
All GamesAndroid™Windows DevicesWindows® PhoneiPad®iPhone®iPod …

Apps and Digital Products by National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/apps/
Get National Geographic apps, digital magazines, and games on your favorite
device, whether it’s iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Kindle Fire.

Thanks again,

Cary & Elaine, Timesharefun.com

About Us and Deeded Timeshare vs Points Timeshare

About Us and Deeded Timeshare vs Points Timeshare

Deeded timeshare vs Points Timeshare This is our opinion only of Deeded timeshare vs Points timeshare programs. Think about it before making your decision to invest in a timeshare property. The original concept was a deeded title of ownership for a week of vacation time at a particular resort that you would own, just like your home. You own it, period! You would be able to use it, rent it or sell it. This is what we like and what we own.
In recent years someone came up with a points concept. You own so many points based on the vacation demand of a particular resort, the season value at that particular resort etc,etc. You would still have to pay maintenance fees on the number of points someone decided your resort was worth. Who is that someone? We have been to maybe 20 presentations, the most recent was in June 2013, this year. Now, this is where it gets confusing. The sales pitch now includes using points for airfare and other items no longer within the scope of deeded timeshare.
So, where is this all going? If your points at a particular resort gives you one week vacation every year but you use some of those points for airfare and other items being sold in the presentation, does that not cut down on the value of the original concept of deeded timeshare vacation property?Folks, the Points program really sounds great and if you have never been to a timeshare vacation you can easily be sold, so watch out. **My wife and I have 3 deeded timeshare vacation weeks and we have never been disappointed in using and exchanging our original deeded concept weeks. –

Want some more points of view. Click on the links below.

Timeshare Points vs. Weeks – Point Systems Discussion Forum
http://www.redweek.com/forums/messages?thread_id=5839
Timeshare Points vs … Any proud or regretful points owners out there who can help us … A misconception people have about points is that you don’t have a deededWhich Timeshare Ownership is Right for me?
http://thetimeshareguys.net/timeshare_learning_center/learn_more_about/which-timeshare-for-me.htm
… This is an easy to read comparison chart that explains the basic differences between Weeks and Points timeshareDeededus

Timeshare Points vs. Weeks [page 9] – Point Systems …
http://www.redweek.com/forums/messages?thread_id=5839;page=9;query=
Timeshare Points vsPoints deeds are $225 and deeded weeks are … is that we were told/sold on the program allowing us to use our points for …

Marriott points vs deed – Timeshare Users Group Forums
http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141149
Marriott points vs deed Marriott … any thoughts about buying while it can still be deeded vs getting their new … When we bought our first timeshare

Do I have to convert my Timeshare Deeded week to points
http://tug2.net/timeshare_advice/convert_timeshare_deeded_week_to_points.html
My resort is trying to convince me to convert my deeded timeshare week into a points system, do I have to? … “It cost us $250. to join RCI points, …

Timeshare Points And The Unrealistic Logic Of It! – A Personal Opinion!

Timeshare Vacation at Lake Tahoe, NV.
Timeshare Points And The Unrealistic Logic Of It! – A Personal Opinion!

I want to repeat that this is my personal opinion only. You can make your own decision about Timeshare Points and Deeded Weeks.
This is a logical approach and very simple in the opinion of my wife and I. We own 3 deeded timeshare vacation weeks. Think about it. The original concept was to purchase one week’s vacation in a one or two bedroom cabin, condo or whatever, wherein you and your family could look forward to a dedicated one week vacation with your family or friends every year.

You get ownership and title to that one week just like your own home. You pick the week and you own it. 52 weeks in a calender year and 51 weeks actually sold leaving one week every year for routine updating and maintenance. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Outside of owning that week you could join an outside affiliated association, for an extra fee, so you could exchange your week for what’s available anywhere in the world. That’s called banking your week with that outside affiliated association to take two weeks every other year if you so desired. Works pretty good. Well, it has for my wife and I for the last 13 years. We love our timeshare deeded weeks.

Now Timeshare Points comes along.

In our opinion this is a huge money maker for RCI, Wyndham, Hilton, Westgate and other resorts. Take a look at some of the videos below and see if you don’t agree.

For example: Today they sell points that apply to almost everything you can imagine. It leaves out deeded specific weeks. You are sold timeshare points based some of the following ideas the timeshare industry cooked up:

1. So many points starting out with a one bedroom efficiency.
2. So many points based on a one bedroom unit
3. So many points based on a two bedroom unit
4. So many points based on a high demand season at the resort you are receiving the presentation
5. So many points based on a medium demand season at the same resort
6. So many points based on a low demand season at the same resort
7. So many points if you use only 1-2 days at a resort
8. So many points if you want to use a motel, or a room within the same resort
Note: So many points for this and so many points for that – it would make your head swim. And if you don’t have enough points you can buy more points to upgrade.
9. Another thing, these points are not cheap. You also have to pay maintenance fee’s based on points as if you owned a deeded timeshare week.

Now, my wife and I purchased all three deeded weeks on the resale market for a total investment of only $3,401 over the years. We have never had any trouble exchanging to other 5 star timeshare resorts all over the U.S.

We believe if you purchase a timeshare deeded week with no points involved, on the resale market, you will be much happier. Check out ebay, amazon and tug2net.com at smaller non-franchised 5 star resorts. There are some outstanding buys for as little as $1.00 and maybe or maybe not closing cost. Anyway, that’s our opinion, you decide!

Watch the videos below and listen to their spiel on timeshare points.

What's the point to all these points?  Brief Timeshare points explanation.What’s the point to all these points? Brief Timeshare points explanation.
Follow up explanation to what is Timeshare. Explaining the basics of points. eMidsouth, Inc. Wholesaletimeshare.com.

How Do Timeshare Points Work?How Do Timeshare Points Work?
Confused about how timeshare points systems work? This video covers the basics of how points work and why they’re a really flexible way to travel. http://www…

Wyndham Points formally Fairfield TimeshareWyndham Points formally Fairfield Timeshare
In this demo I give a brief overview on how Wyndham Points work. eMidsouth Inc, Wholesaletimeshare.com. For a large Flash version of this go to http://www.wh…

Residence Club La Jolla Timeshare Points SystemResidence Club La Jolla Timeshare Points System
This video explains how flexible timeshare points are as it is discussed at the Residence Club La Jolla timeshare resort. It briefly mentions all the ways th…

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DID YOU ATTEND A WYNDHAM TIMESHARE PRESENTATION OR MEMBER SERVICE UPDATE AND PURCHASE ADDITIONAL POINTS BASED ON A BUNCH OF LIES, DECEPTION, HIGH PRESSURE OR…

Royal Holiday Timeshare Investigation By 20/20 TV Show

RCI – the largest timeshare vacation exchange network in the world …

http://www.rci.com/
A world of memories is yours with RCI. As the world’s largest and most
experienced vacation exchange company, RCI enhances the value of your
vacation 

Note: The video below was taken sometime ago and aired on 20/20 news. It is worth watching. It is one reason that my wife and I do not own RCI points. We own 3 deeded timeshare properties where when we want to exchange our resort for another resort we have always been happy with the exchanges over the last 13 years of timesharefun ownership.  Check out this link explaining why we do not like points by clicking here.

20/20 Royal Holiday Timeshare Investigation - - Timeshare Rescue20/20 Royal Holiday Timeshare Investigation – – Timeshare Rescue
An ABC news special on Royal Holiday Vacation Club 20/20. A hidden camera investigation.

Timeshare Users Group – The first and largest online community of timeshare owners providing timeshare resort …
http://www.tug2.net/
The Timeshare Marketplace provides a free venue to Buy Timeshares, Sell Timeshares, view Timeshare Resales and Timeshare Rentals, or even view Trade exchanges of Timeshares. Welcome to TUG Providing the truth about timeshares to owners for over 20 years.

BBB on Homes: What you should know about vacation timeshare purchase
Houston Chronicle, on Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:52:30 -0800
Owning a piece of a resort property that guarantees you an annual vacation and the chance to use exchange privileges for other properties around the world is an alluring dream that has created the $1.5 billion timeshare industry. Thousands of timeshare 

Park City, Utah Timeshare Resorts – A Destination Town & Resort City To Visit ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

After watching the video below, my wife and I decided we had to visit Park City, Utah using one of our timeshare vacation weeks. This video is worth watching if you are planning your next timeshare vacation. It outlines very effectively all of the activities available whether you are planning your vacation for summer or winter.

If you don’t own timeshare and get the urge to go, after seeing this video, which was produced professionally, you might want to check airline and motel accommodations through a couple of different sources such as; findcheaphotels.co or hotelandresortnetwork.com .

After watching the video we think you will agree with our assessment. We plan on having some timesharefun in Park City, Utah.

For timeshare resorts in Park City, Utah Click Here.

Cary & Elaine

Timesharefun.com

 

Getting Away Together in Park City Utah.

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