5 Incredibly Isolated Luxury Travel Destinations

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Many timeshare resorts are all about providing a top-quality luxury travel experience. Spacious beachfront grounds incorporate flashy amenities like poolside bars, lazy rivers, expertly-designed golf courses, and health spas all into one property. Even the on-site restaurants can be superfluous—we’ve seen some resorts with ten or more dining options, promising an incredible experience for guests and timeshare owners.

But, an emerging trend in the luxury travel space may hint that less is actually more. Travel news website Skift recently wrote about a number of high-end hotels in incredibly isolated areas. This prompted us to turn that lens to the timeshare industry, and see which isolated resorts can provide owners with a unique getaway while still offering desirable on-site features.

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Brand Spotlight: Starwood Vacation Ownership

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Over the past year, we’ve turned the spotlight on Marriott Vacation Club, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Interval International, and more. Now, it’s time to inform our readers about Starwood Vacation Ownership, one of the most prominent and prolific timeshare brands in the world. Starwood Vacation Ownership features an enormous catalog of reputable resorts, each offering wonderful benefits and perks for all those interested in buying or renting a Starwood timeshare.

What is Starwood Vacation Ownership?

Starwood is a leader in the timeshare industry, offering unprecedented on-site services, unrivaled hospitality, and unbeatable accommodations. Around for over 30 years, Starwood timeshares are fantastic properties located throughout North America and the Caribbean. It goes without saying that Starwood Vacation Ownership stands above the rest when you’re looking for quality resorts at cost-effective prices!

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Train Vacation Timeshares are Gaining Steam

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A new trend is taking hold in the vacation ownership industry. Luxury train vacation timeshares are becoming increasingly popular, as travelers prefer more diverse vacation solutions. One-upping flexible and modern vacation club memberships that offer different lodging solutions, these new train timeshares are offering a product all of their own. With “trainshare” solutions coming by the end of the year, vacation ownership aficionados will have another option to consider for their yearly trips. So, what do you say—are you ready to trade in that villa or condo overlooking the ocean for your own train car?

All Aboard the Trainshare Express

Train vacation ownerships are the brainchild of America’s Trains Inc., an operator of luxury trains traveling across the U.S. Their popular all-inclusive journeys on passenger railroad cars will be offered in timeshare form by the end of 2017. Here’s how it works:

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Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa Reopens

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After Hurricane Newton caused devastating damage to the Westin Cabo San Lucas property in 2016, the resort finally opened its doors to guests on April 1, 2017. Westin has gutted the hotel and is rebuilding the property to feature more lavish villa-style units. The property is also being converted into a Vistana vacation ownership location.

Renamed the Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa, the resort is open for reservations to the public as a hotel property. However despite being open to the general public, construction and the conversion to villas will be ongoing throughout 2017.

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2017 International Travel Trends Report Increase

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The numbers for international inbound travel to the U.S. posted strong numbers in January 2017, according to the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) created by the U.S. Travel Association.

While the numbers for the first quarter of international travel statistics will be released sometime in April, the most recent TTI is promising, showing a year-over-year growth rate of 7.8%. This is a continuation of a months-long streak of unforeseen growth and defying consistent projections of decline. What’s more, the TTI’s score for the Current Travel Index (CTI) is the highest that it’s been since May 2014.

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