Timeshares – they are a changing

If you have read about timeshare and think you know all about it, think again. Timeshare resort developers have been listening to what their owners have been telling them they like about their timeshare ownerships. And what they think could be done better.

The feedback from owners was clear – timeshare had to change. After several years of investment in research and product development, many timeshare resort developers, such as the Portuguese-based Pestana Vacation Club, have launched new, flexible short-term ownerships that provide the very best of the timeshare experience to today’s purchaser, packaged exactly the way they want it.
Many of us dream of having a lush second home hideaway as an escape from everyday hustle and bustle. With a timeshare ownership you will have a home away from home, but with some very special features which add a real ‘wow’ factor, such as azure swimming pools, balconies or terraces with fabulous views, on-resort restaurants, bars, spa treatments, wellness centres, and world-class hospitality and service, in a prime location.

The purchase of timeshare accommodation brings the dream within the reach of many who may not be able to afford a second home in, for example, the sun-drenched Algarve, in Portugal. And then, many timeshare buyers can afford an outright holiday home purchase. But they opt for shared holiday ownership as a value option that, combined with membership of an exchange holiday company, such as RCI, gives them access to a huge selection of holiday homes across the world. RCI presently has almost 4,500 resorts affiliated to its unrivalled exchange network for its members to explore and enjoy.

From the ultimate in luxury of fractional property ownership and membership of The Registry Collection luxury exchange programme, to a high-quality timeshare with RCI membership, there are price points to suit every pocket.

Gone are the days when you had to commit to a 30-year or lifetime timeshare lease, tying yourself into a financial commitment that you couldn’t get out of when your circumstances change. RCI affiliate, the Pestana Group, is one of a growing number of resort developers launching new trial products designed with the contemporary buyer in mind – those who want a shorter term commitment and greater flexibility.