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Timeshare News 2016 Recap

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As we ring in the year 2017, it’s always good to take the time to reflect on the year gone by. At SellMyTimeshareNow.com, it’s only natural we want to take a look back on all the timeshare news that has happened within the industry. From acquisitions to new resorts, there was a full year of news! Take a look at the top five timeshare news 2016 stories that engaged and excited us.

January – Marriott Buys The Strand Hotel

Mid January, The Strand Hotel in NYC was purchased by Marriott Vacation Worldwide. This means The Strand will now be included in the desirable Marriott Vacation Club vacation ownership program. The rebranding happened as quickly as March 2016 and was opened to Marriott Vacation Club shortly thereafter.

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Disney Vacation Club Timeshares Declared Most Popular on Resale Market

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Studies of buying and selling activities on the timeshare resale market have found that Disney Vacation Club timeshare resales prove to be the most popular. Sharket.com, a Florida-based timeshare market research company, analyzed the prices of different timeshare resales and compiled a list of the most popular brands. According to their data, 7 of the top 10 resorts on the resale market belong to the Disney brand.

For many, this should come as no surprise. Mainly centered around the Orlando area, Disney Vacation Club timeshares offer incredible value to families and groups that frequent Walt Disney World resort. Since timeshare resales often sell at much lower prices than offered by developers, many buyers turn to the secondary market to find their coveted Disney timeshare without breaking the bank.

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SellMyTimeshareNow.com Continues Timeshare Resale Growth in 2015

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SellMyTimeshareNow.com Reports 2015 Growth

SellMyTimeshareNow.com has continued to increase its number of purchase and rental inquiries on timeshare accommodations in the first two quarters of 2015. So far this year, we’ve delivered more than 60,000 confirmed offers to our clients, signaling a 44% increase from the same period last year. What’s more, the value of those confirmed offers has increased by 45%, giving our clients better chances to receive more cash in exchange for their resale or rental. In all, SellMyTimeshareNow.com has delivered approxiamately $138 million in total offers to clients in just six months.

What This Growth Means for the Company

SellMyTimeshareNow.com always strives to provide our advertisers with the best possible timeshare resale experience. Through an increase in marketing efforts, we’ve been able to not only increase the number of visitors to our inventory pages, but we’ve also increased the amount of offers that are delivered to timeshare owners.

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RCI Affiliation Expands in China

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The leading external timeshare exchange company, RCI, is proud to welcome three new China resorts to its extensive network of affiliated vacation properties. The three China timeshare resorts are: Shangshanqi Villa Resort and Taoyuan Hot Spring International Hotel in Chengdu, and Bo’ao Holliyard Seaview Resort in Hainan Island.

RCI Affiliation and Tourism

RCI is affiliated with resort properties in over 100 countries—and with the affiliation signing of these three properties, RCI will now have 55 China timeshare resorts within its ever-expanding network of high quality vacation ownership resorts. RCI also boasts more than three million members who have exchange access to their entire timeshare resort network. Expanding further into China will provide an increase in tourism to the country, as RCI members have access to even more locations throughout this popular travel location.

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Starwood Vacation Ownership Gets New Name

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Starwood Vacation Ownership Gets New Name

Recently, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that the Starwood Vacation Ownership group will become its own company. On June 16, Starwood filed the paperwork to create the new company and gave it the name Vistana Signature Experiences Inc.

Vistana Signature Experiences Inc. will be a different vacation club experience for current Starwood owners. While the properties will remain the same luxury destinations that are currently enjoyed, the new company will be publicly-traded, allowing Starwood to invest in more timeshare resorts.

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