Spring Cleaning for Your Timeshare Ownership

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Spring Cleaning for your Timeshare Ownership

Spring is traditionally a time to get rid of all the clutter in your life, and that includes vacation clutter. Now is the time to take a long hard look at your ownership and ask yourself: Do I need this? Am I using it? And if not, why? Take some time to sit down and assess the value of your timeshare, and decide what to keep and what to let go over the next year.

Guide to Cleaning Out Your Timeshare

Take a look at the maintenance fees and membership fees for your timeshare, and make sure that you can set aside the money you’ll need. Budget your travel costs for your vacation, so that you can be sure to enjoy every second of it without worrying about finances during your travels.

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Where Should I Spend Spring Break?

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Are you trying to plan a last-minute getaway for spring vacation? There’s still time! Check out our infographic to help you decide where to go for spring break. Whether you’re traveling with friends, your sweetheart, or family, there is a perfect spot for your escape. Read on to learn where you should go for spring vacation, and let us help you get there!

Family Spring Break Destinations

Captiva Island, Florida

If you’re in search of peaceful family bonding time, Captiva Island is the ideal spring break spot. This lush Floridian island goes unnoticed by many vacationers, offering uncrowded beaches. Relax on the unspoiled sands, or try your choice of water sports. Don’t let Captiva Island’s seclusion fool you—it is also home to restaurants and shops to enjoy when you’re not sunbathing.

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7 Day Itinerary: Myrtle Beach Getaway

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Are you a soon-to-be spring breaker looking to escape school stress? A family interested in some wholesome fun? Or a couple seeking some much deserved down time? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, features a diverse array of entertainment, attractions, and sightseeing opportunities to please every type of traveler. Below, find just one example of what your 7-day Myrtle Beach vacation could be like.

Day 1: Hit the Famous Beaches

This coastal city is known for its wide, sandy, sun-soaked shores that numerous visitors flock to every year. Stay at a beachfront resort, such as Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes or Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club to avoid the crowded parking hassle. Set up your beach towel, umbrella, and cooler for a relaxing day sunbathing and listening to the soft crashing ocean waves. Stroll the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for a change of scenery and explore the restaurants, bars, and gift shops available to one side, along with a gorgeous ocean view on the other.

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Millennials, Baby Boomers, and the Vacation Ownership Industry

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Recently, leading vacation ownership blog InsideTheGate.com (ITG) conducted a comprehensive survey of current and former timeshare sales representatives to analyze insider attitudes towards the states of the industry. Various aspects of the industry were ranked by anonymous participants on a scale of 1 to 10. The queries ranged from effectiveness of certain sales philosophies and viability of certain guest demographics, to the quality of resort offerings and employment benefits. The published results were averaged from over 2,000 responses, and can be found on ITG’s website. This survey gives a frank look inside the timeshare industry and provides a wealth of valuable information for anyone interested in buying, selling, or renting timeshare.

One surprising item to note on the survey is how sales representatives view those in the 24-34 and 65-75 age groups. These groups, despite being filled with people who may love to travel, are rated poorly (2 and 2.5 out of 10, respectively). Some sales representatives may believe that the younger group, “millennials,” do not have the income or credit history to afford a timeshare, while the older group, “baby boomers,” may not have enough disposable income available to them after retirement. These assumptions can mean that millennials and baby boomers are not offered the same degree of attention and engagement from resort developers as often as their middle-aged counterparts.

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