Owners From Bluegreen Vacations Featured

“No Comparison to Hotel Rooms”

March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON – March 6, 2012 – The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) announces that owners from Bluegreen Vacations are the March Timeshare Fans of the Month.  Ten owners share their experiences vacationing with timeshare and give us a glimpse into a world of better vacationing.  Their video is the fifth in a monthly series showcasing the passion of timeshare owners.

One owner in the video explains.   “Owning this timeshare has transformed our lives, our world,” says Sheri L.   “We are visiting places we never thought we’d see.”
“Friends tell us they spend over $2,000 for a week visiting theme parks,” remarks another owner.   “Not us,” says Ben and Traci B.  “With our timeshare and the kitchen, we don’t even come close.  It can get expensive to rent hotel rooms and eat every meal out.”
Owners agree that there is no comparison between a hotel room and a timeshare vacation.  The space, the amenities and the service set timeshare apart.
With more than 8 million owners, a satisfaction rate of 85 percent and an occupancy rate that outpaced hotel occupancy by more than 20 percent*, it is clear that this segment of the travel industry is faring well.  Take the time to find out why. Visit www.VacationBetter.org for more information.
Next month, look for happy owners from Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club who are passionate about their timeshare.  All timeshare fans are invited to tell their story here.
About Timeshare
Timeshare and vacation ownership are often used as interchangeable terms. Timeshare may be purchased through deeded property ownership, right-to-use or a points-based program. Owners purchase a villa, usually in one-week increments, within a fixed (same week each year) or “floating” system. Floating time allows the owner to schedule each year’s vacation for the desired week within a specified season. Vacation ownership may also be used to describe the three main options of shared use: timeshare, fractionals, and private residence clubs.
*State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry Study 2011, conducted by Ernst & Young LLP.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries.  Established in 1969, ARDA today has almost 1,000 members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate.  The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC). For more information, visit www.arda.org or ARDA’s consumer website at www.VacationBetter.org.

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