Timeshare, or vacation ownership, redefines leisure travel. Owning at a timeshare resort gives vacationers the ability to choose the vacation to fit their lifestyle and travel preferences -- at more than 5,000 resorts in nearly 100 countries.
According to the American Resort Development Association - one of the best industry resources for reliable timeshare information - timesharing is the "fastest growing segment of the U.S. travel and tourism industry, increasing in popularity at a rate of nearly 16 percent each year since 1993". It's not hard to see why. Unlike owning a vacation condo, beach house or other type of fixed real estate, timeshare ownership eliminates all of the headaches of property maintenance and up-keep. It also allows you to vary your vacation destinations as often as you'd like, accommodating the changing needs of your lifestyle or your family. When you combine this flexibility with the convenience of prepaying for all your vacations at today's rates, the first-class hospitality and services offered only at upscale timeshare resorts, and amenities that far surpass those found in most hotels, you just can't beat timesharing
There were 1,548 timeshare resorts in the United States in 2009, representing approximately 170,200 units for an average resort size of 110 units. Of these, 6% were studio units; 23% were one-bedrooms; 66% were two-bedroom; and 6% three bedroom or more. There were 7.2 million intervals owned.
Florida, California and South Carolina are home to 39% of all timeshare resorts in the United States (as of January 1, 2009). Florida alone is home to 23% of all the timeshare resorts in the United States. The predominant resort category was a beach destination, reported at 31%. This was followed by country/lakes resorts (18%) and golf and ski resorts each at 10%. Timeshare resorts can offer everything from studio units to one, two or three bedroom suites to family-sized, stand alone villas. The average maintenance fee per interval is $674.00. Occupancy continues to be strong at 79.7%.
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