Buying Timeshares Made Quick and Easy November 28, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel , add a comment
Timeshare resale has become the latest in vacation technology. Never before have people been able to search a vast array of properties from hundreds of different travel-oriented site to choose from. Enter the internet. More media is being published everyday, recently more and more are proclaiming the timeshare resale market as the only way to truly capitalize on the timesharing concept.
Resales are not just the next trend in timeshare sales; it is a growing trend in travel. Business, holidays, traveling the world, and good old family vacation. The idea of timeshare resale is relatively new, with a growing market that spans around the globe. It is not something your resort developer will tell you about. As the internet expands however, the demand for cheaper and cheaper timeshares is growing exponentially.
BuyATimeshare.com is making things easier with numerous innovations. Featured Properties, Hot Deals, help and advice through Live Chat, and you can find us at the top of all major search engines. The internet allows you to skip the high-pressure sales presentations, shop from home, and tailor your ideal vacation property.
Find them all for about 70% off what the developer will market them forâ€”choosing when and where you go! Shop our extensive inventory, instead of being confronted with a registration form like most companies. Chat with a specialist and have all of your timeshare questions answered. Timeshares are not a horrible experience.
There has been a lot of bad publicity over the years. Often timeshares do work out, saving people a lot of money while providing a superior vacation experience. Unfortunately, it is the bad stuff people remember and typically write aboutâ€”everyone else is on a beach somewhere. It is important not to rip yourself off by neglecting yourself of a timeshare experience.
Westgate Hit with $1 Million Lawsuit November 23, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, Westgate Timeshares , add a comment
After nearly a three-week jury trial, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa has been sued for $1million in punitive damages. A Consumer Protection Group, created specifically to sue Westgate Resorts, did just that on behalf of nearly 30 Utah residents. A court in Utah County found the Florida-based timeshare firm guilty of attracting people to its resort using travel vouchers that were too difficult to redeem.
At BuyATimeshare.com we feel it is these types of unethical practices that add to the already negative reputation that timeshare is just beginning to escape. This kind of selling tactic has long been red-flagged as a scam in the timeshare resale industry. Customers of BuyATimeshare.com are always cautioned to avoid such companies. Never take bait!
Lawyer Scot Boyd, representing the plaintiff in this case explains that in exchange for touring Westgateâ€™s new spa, the company promised free California trips including airfare and lodging for two. â€œThey werenâ€™t telling people they were getting a voucher, they were telling them they were getting an Anaheim trip.â€ Westgate will appeal a final civil judgment Boyd added.
â€œFor all timeshares, they have to get bodies through the door so they can do the sales. Now how different companies choose to get people through the door may tell you whoâ€™s reputable and whoâ€™s not so reputable in the industry, said Boyd.â€
Timesharing has proven to be very valuable to millions of vacation-goers. Unfortunately, the more people that buy from the developers, the more dastardly tactics companies will attempt to use. If you are genuinely interested in buying a timeshare, and you do not want to worry about sales pressure, hidden fees and underhanded sales tricks, BuyATimeshare.com is the answer to all of your timeshare needs.
Timeshare Deals Make Thanksgiving Travel Possible November 20, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : General, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel , add a comment
The holidays are coming! As the U.S economy wreaks havoc on spending, the affect on travel and timeshare is obvious. A lot of media has been pressing the issue; developers are in straits, losing their financing and consumer sales. Numerous studies have been done, projecting the outcome of this yearâ€™s holiday travel. Some have found travel for this year will be bleak, others predict there will be little change at all. The overall attitude is one of savings and bargain hunting, but consumers are done hording money in a scary economy. People are not necessarily spending less, but definitely more wary of where they put their money.
At BuyATimeshare.com, we are proud to be providing the best way for people to save thousands of dollars when renting or purchasing a timeshare. In a time where every deal counts, we are saving people a lot of cash. Offering the best deals possible, Buyatimeshare.com can find timeshare accommodations to fit all of your travel needs. Sales have increased every month since February 2008. Renting a vacation property through BuyATimeshare.com costs a lot less than a weekâ€™s stay at nice hotel and now you know it too! During the holidays, keep your self close to your familyâ€”retreat to a luxury suite by evening.
The Bureau of Transportation projects that 91 percent of holiday-makers will be primarily traveling by car. Staying close to home is a great alternative to spending the extra cash on airfare. A luxury suit in a nearby city could bring that far-from-home vacation feeling that is so important to a getaway. Discover Card Financial Services conducted its Second Annual Thanksgiving Survey. It revealed that 70 percent of travelers will not be cutting down on this yearâ€™s Thanksgiving travel. 71 percent of respondents said they are not considering the cost when making their holiday travel plans.
That is refreshing to hear, since most people have been avoiding gas pumps and time-off for most of this year. As the price of living goes up, consumers react by finding better prices, and getting the most out of their money. Try and rent a timeshare to get the most bang-for-your-buck; or buy a priced to sell vacation property and save thousands when you commit to the ever-important annual retreat. Since the year 2000, people have become more frugal. Their search typically ends with BuyATimeshare.com saving them plenty to spend on their trip.
VacationBetter.org Helps Bring Timeshare to Travelers November 17, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC , 1 comment so far
According to a survey conducted by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Americans receive the smallest amount of allotted vacation time compared to our European and Asian neighbors. The importance of leisure time is paramount however. Vacations revitalize and rejuvenate mind, body and soul; they bestow a sense of reward in a world that demands so much. In an effort to educate people about the importance of vacationing, ARDA has developed VacationBetter.org.
Emphasizing the benefits of taking time off from the daily grind, the website is an informational resource about vacation ownership: timeshare, fractionals and private residence clubs. The goal of this website is to inform you about vacation ownership and to demonstrate a way for travelers to vacation better. VacationBetter.org is not about selling timeshares, but illustrating how the concept of timeshare can expand the vacation experience for your entire family.
This is similar to BuyATimeshare.com and the devotion we have to bringing people to the great potential of vacation ownership and vacationing regularly. This not only adds to the overall health and quality of life, but the owner is able to make time off a scheduled event, rather than an expensive inconvenience.
President and CEO of ARDA, Howard Nusbaum, said â€œVacationBetter.org is a comprehensive resource that provides accurate information about vacations and timeshare products.â€ People, who do often vacation, typically fail to realize that there are valuable options like timeshares available to them. ARDAâ€™s new website will be the go-to source for all things timeshare.
Nusbaum explains as this world becomes ever-more complex, it can be overwhelming to rummage through the millions of timeshare-oriented website and forums on the web. â€œPeople are faced with increasingly diverse marketplace and options in leisure travel particularly blogs, and travel related websites, making todayâ€™s vacation home market a continually evolving one.â€
Faith Tourism and Timeshare Use Bring Strength to U.S. Economy PART 2 November 15, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, New Features, News & Events, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
Faith tourism is one of the oldest forms of travel in the world. People have been making pilgrimages, and traveling great distances to acquire knowledge and spiritual enlightenment for millennia. Kevin J. Wright is president of World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) and author of several religious travel guidebooks. The Colorado-based tourism association is comprised of travel providers and consumers around the globe. Recently Wright hosted the World Religious Travel Expo & Educational Conference. This was the first gathering of this worldwide marketplace. Representatives from 30 countries across 6 continents gathered to discuss the position of faith tourism.
This assembly is a testament to the potential this pious sector of the industry holds for U.S prosperity. According to the WRTA, the faith tourism industry generates $18 billion annually with 300 million faith-based travelers. â€œ2009 is the year of faith tourism.â€ It is reportedly so popular that the travel industry is hoping to capitalize on it. â€œFaith tourism has evolved to the point where a gathering of this magnitude is necessary for the industry to respond to the need of todayâ€™s faith-based consumersâ€ said Wrightâ€”â€œEspecially during times of increasing challenges and uncertainty.â€
There is the increasing market in the U.S. that has the potential to make a great contribution to the current economic state. During the 2009 WRTA Expo and Educational Conference, they stated the goal of the market is to contribute to the overall growth and health of the global economy, travel industry and individual travel providers. Wendy Fracchiaâ€”group coordinator at Morris Murdock Travel LLC, a Utah-based full-service travel agency brings folks on guided tours to church historical destinations.
â€œYou have those of Jewish faith traveling to Israel, Catholics visiting Italy and Muslims traveling to Mecca. Faith-based travel is an important part of the industry as a whole. So we have a lot of experience,â€ Fracchia said. â€œWe offer our clients fully guided tours to Church historical destinations such as Palmyra, New York; Nauvoo, Illinois; Kirtland, Ohio; Independence, Missouri; and many more destinations. We also have Book of Mormon tours to Honduras, Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala that are a wonderful mix of cultural studies, history, and adventure as you walk amongst the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan ruins.â€
WorldMark Opens Big In Anaheim California November 13, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Disney, General, Marriott Timeshares, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Wyndham Timeshares , add a comment
Despite the recent turbulence rattling big brand resort developers, many have been laying lowâ€”hoping the economy would not fall out from under them. Wyndham, one of the largest names in the timeshare industry, has taken its share of lumps. Marriott and Bluegreen are just a couple who have been screeching their brakes for months, halting projects and laying off. Wyndham, which started the trend, has continued construction on their 15th property however, near Disneyland in always sunny California.
Perhaps it was the call of Disney promising fortune that goaded them through the storm. Both Bay Lake Tower and Disney Vacation Club Resort Hawaii are underway and show no signs of slowing. With so many companies abandoning projects, Wyndham seems confident in Anaheim as a perfect setting for those looking to see it all. President and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownerships Franz Hanning explains â€œWorldMark Anaheim is an ideal location for those looking to visit Southern Californiaâ€™s many appealing attractions and it provides a unique perspective of Disneyland and the Anaheim area that can only be found at our resort which our owners are sure to enjoy for many years to come.â€
The resort will feature a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom â€œPresidentialâ€ suites. With all of the luxuries that you would expect from a top of the line, fresh out of the box Wyndham Property. The resort features an expansive game room stocked with pool tables, video games and air hockey tables. There is a large fitness center to keep the active in their daily regiment and there is an outdoor pool and hot tub for afterward. The rooftop sundeck has an additional hot tub, and boasts a magnificent view of the surrounding area as well as Disneylandâ€™s famed fireworks display.
As one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim, the 14 story tower is definitely one for the books. BuyATimeshare.com has many properties for sales in near Disneyland. If you are planning your next vacation, or future trips to beautiful Southern California, explore our extensive inventory and find the perfect vacation property for you and yours.
Faith Tourism and Timeshare Use Bring Strength to U.S. Economy PART 1 November 11, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel , add a comment
Tourism in the U.S. doesnâ€™t bring to mind huge economic importanceâ€”but in todayâ€™s rough times, every penny counts. The U.S. tourism industry is fast becoming an area of interest, with a lot of potential in some divine areas. Who better to save the travel sector than religion? Faith Tourism, or traveling for religious enlightenment, makes up a surprising amount of world travelers to and from the United States.
Figures that concern the U.S Department of Commerce is the estimated decline in U.S. bound travelers by 1.6 percent in 2009. By the end of 2011, it is projected that overseas arrival will not exceed the record levels in 2000. As the dollar gains strength and the global economy cools, the need to make America more attractive to international travelers is growing. The U.S. Government is helping the tourism industry in hopes that sparking international interest will help our disposition.
Most people that travel today, get to those destinations by renting a timeshare resort anywhere across the country. Many are traveling beyond the U.S. and recent reports indicate that folks are traveling to churches and historical sites. Travel Industry Association (TIA) has a cooperative agreement with the Department of Commerce to create the nationâ€™s first official travel and tourism website. Discoveramerica.com has already logged over 1million minutes of research by travelers worldwide and more than 1.1milllion page views in the first three months of operation.
Roger J. Dow, president and CEO of the TIA said â€œwe are welcoming more international visitorsâ€”who spend as much a $4,000 per traveler, per visit. Itâ€™s critical to strengthen the American Economy.â€ To attract tourism the dept of commerce has launched 6 websites designed for English, French, Spanish, Japanese and German languages rich content in dozens of popular U.S. cities and all 50 states and 5 U.S. territories with hundreds of attractions and activities. 5 nations, Japanese, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico generate 75% of all inbound travel.
According to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of U.S. residents venturing beyond the U.S. and Canada and Mexico increased by 3.6% between 2006 and 2007. The number traveling for religious reasons grew by 7.4%. TIA reports North American religious travel market, which accounts for moth than Â½ of the global faith-tourism industryâ€™s annually turnover of about $18 billion.
Travel Industry Rebounds in Poor Economy November 8, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Bluegreen Resorts, Disney, Fairfield Timeshares, General, Hilton Grand Vacation, JetShare, Marriott Timeshares, New Features, News & Events, RCI, silverleaf, Sunterra/Diamond Resorts, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Westgate Timeshares, Wyndham Timeshares , add a comment
Despite folks paring costs anywhere they can, consumers have not completely cut leisure travel out of their lifestyle. The travel industry is bouncing back. People who do still travel are adapting their annual routine, staying closer to home for a change. The attitude that followed the U.S. financial crisis has caused people to vacation at their own part of the countryâ€”enjoying their nearby cities and mountains. People are seeking more local destinations, finding unbeatable deals on their own side of the ocean and not giving up their plans to travel.
Rather than buying airfare to cross the open seas, Americans are exploring Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Both the Peso and the Canadian dollar have dropped significantly, making travel to these country and great value for neighboring Americans. Today, people are forced to look deeper for deals on everything from gas to Christmas presents. They are beginning to explore the timeshare industry as an alternative to hotels or staying the night on grandmaâ€™s futon.
Owners of timeshares at far-off tropical destinations for instance, have not been able to ante up to the airfare, let alone venture the cost of fun. So their international timeshare sits and waits while the owner searches further to get the best deal for this yearâ€™s holiday trip. At timeshare resale companies like BuyATimeshare.com we are seeing a tendency in those who rent and buy timeshares. Consumers are placing less emphasis on international trips, only traveling as far as Hawaii to vacation, and renting a resort near their family for the holidays.
People are become more educated about the timeshare industry they are reaping the benefits of the resale market. BuyATimeshare.com has made buying timeshares on the resale market as easy as it gets. Like everything, you always pay less when itâ€™s â€˜used.â€™ But a stay at a luxury resort does not carry any â€˜used-carâ€™ problemsâ€”and will cost far less than retail. The search for value is greater than ever and travelers will cut back on spending by shortening trips and down scaling the level of hotel they stay at, and have switched to a more local destination. With companies like BuyATimeshare.com looking to sell timeshares, there is no reason to spend too much or cut back too much on your next vacation.
Timeshare Sales Increase at BuyATimeshare.com November 6, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
At BuyATimeshare.com we are always trying new things to offer the best services possible. With record breaking timeshare sales, the month of October saw a 10 percent increase in timeshare closings compared to September 2008. As the economy continues to pummel the timeshare developers, people are cutting travel plans slightly, but not abandoning them completely. By offering the easiest way to buy, and the lowest and most negotiable prices on the market, business is accelerating.
We attribute this recent boon to poor news from all major timeshare brands. Sales are down and not one company can catch a break in this credit market. With expensive projects already breaking ground, few people can realistically afford to even get to these destinations, let alone finance and maintain a completely new timeshare ownership.
As the times get tougher folks are searching online and finding the ease of buying points, entire ownerships, and great rentals to anywhere in the world. Folks are looking to liquidate their timeshares; it is an ideal time to find the vacation property you have been searching for. With an increasing number of sales closing every month we help people through the entire process. Our Buyer Specialist department is waiting to assist you from offer to closing, with an extensive inventory and professional environmentâ€”the vacation is back!
Airfare Still Climbs Despite Descending Jet Fuel Prices November 3, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : General, JetShare, News & Events, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
A bit of relief was felt at the gas pump recently; even the cost of jet fuel is lower. Unfortunately, it is not getting cheaper to flyâ€”in fact it is becoming more expensive than ever. Surcharges have been tacked on since airlines began cutting capacity and routes in reaction to the gigantic fuel prices a few months ago. This is supposed to alleviate the economic peril carriers are facing, and while prices at the pump are slightly better, the overall cost to travel has not yet descended.
The numerous charges are beginning to dictate how and where we travel. A round-trip international vacation would cost thousands of dollars and hundreds more due to various fees. Fuel surcharges are beginning to double an otherwise affordable airfare. Thai Airwaysâ€™ cheapest Los Angeles to Bangkok tickets last week had a $542 USD fuel surcharges, and round-trip tickets are $352 USD more than the airline charged year ago.
Despite lower jet-fuel prices, fuel surcharges in international tickets are much higher than a year ago. According to USA Today many routes have doubled in price and many tickets on shorter flightsâ€”which often burn less fuelâ€”have higher surcharges than longer-distance flights.
Airlines reported that these charges added to fares over the past year did not cover their costs when fuel prices were much higher and that collectively, they will still lose billions of dollars this year. Prices of fuel have risen significantly for months and dropped only recently. These fuel fees, plus new service fees and increases in airfare have frustrated many travelers.
Larger companiesâ€™ fuel prices may add $10 million to $20 million USD per year in traveler expenses. This has even attracted attention from Congress. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) wrote to 11 U.S. airline CEOâ€™s calling on them to reduce fuel surcharges as soon as possible because jet fuel prices have dropped from $4.34 per gallon on July 2, to 2.34 per gallon on October 2.
Air travelers are still paying hefty fuel surcharges on round-trip tickets despite recent declines in jet fuel prices. Airfare expert Tom Parsons predicts that the times will get better but will take some time in between. â€œFuel surcharges are expected to drop further because of a weakening Euro. European consumers will pressure European airlines to reduce fuel surcharges, and U.S. carriers will match their foreign competitors.â€ For a more domestic vacation chose a city or mountain top that is driving distance and still far from home. Find the perfect resort to stay, rent or buy at BuyATimeshare.com and tailor your next vacation to a budget of your choosing.