Dover, NH (August 20, 2012) –– Data obtained from the 2012 Top 100 lists of vacation accommodations for timeshare buyers and renters from the combined websites of VacationOwnership.com and SellMyTimeshareNOW.com has revealed 115,192 offers to purchase or rent timeshares last year at 2,422 resorts, reflecting consumers’ increased comfort in purchasing and renting timeshares online.
The annual listing of the Top 100 Timeshare Resales and Top 100 Timeshare Rentals is based on offers received by resort owners/renters who have advertised on the company’s websites during the past year. The Top 10 resorts attracted a combined total of 14,267 offers to buy or rent their timeshares during 2011.
During the past year, the ten most in-demand timeshare resale properties include one resort in Las Vegas, a New York City timeshare, three resorts in Orlando, one each in Colorado, California, Tennessee and Aruba and a multi-destination vacation membership. Grandview at Las Vegas received the greatest number of purchase offers, followed by Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort West Village, Grand Timber Lodge in Breckenridge, and the Manhattan Club at number 4. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, Marriott’s Grande Vista, and Westgate Vacation Villas received the 5th, 6th and 7th greatest number of offers. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Newport Coast Villas and multi-destination resort company WorldMark by Wyndham rounded out the list of Top Ten resale properties at numbers 8, 9, and 10.
This year’s listing of Top Ten rental properties of the Top 100 included exotic locations such as Aruba, the Bahamas and Hawaii. Among timeshare rentals, Marriott Vacation Club International properties dominated, claiming six of the top rental spots, including Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club ranking as the number one most in-demand timeshare rental. The second most popular resort for rentals was Harborside Resort at Atlantis. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club Oahu, Newport Coast Villas, Maui Ocean Club, Aruba Ocean Club and OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes ranked numbers 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 on the list. Rounding out this rental listing was the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas at number 5, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort West at number 7 and the Manhattan Club at number 8. With four Marriott resorts included in the resale report and six in the rentals report, the current list reflects a continued demand for branded products. Other brands featured include Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Westin and Westgate.
The reports show the timeshare resorts receiving the greatest number of resale or rental offers. To obtain the complete 2012 Hot 100 Timeshare Resale report, go to: http://www.sellmytimesharenow.com/media/pdf/Top-100-TIMESHARE-RESALES-2012.pdf. To read the total list of hot timeshare rentals, visit: http://www.sellmytimesharenow.com/media/pdf/Top-100-TIMESHARE-RENTALS-2012.pdf
The reports reflect the websites’ strength as a reseller and renter resource for all types of timeshare products in U.S. and international vacation destinations from beaches to islands and mountain settings. They indicate the company’s success in attracting buyers with a diverse range of vacationing interests – from nationally known hospitality brands to independent resorts and points-based vacation clubs.
Explains Jason Tremblay, CEO of VacationOwnership.com, “Today’s vacationers are attracted to vacationing in spacious timeshare resorts and eager to take advantage of competitive prices featured on our sites. They have also become savvy at shopping online and using mobile devices to research and compare products and are comfortable with the ease of handling all stages of the transaction online – from shopping to closing and contracts. With over 5,000 timeshare resorts in 100 countries and about 2,500 resorts in North America, our list of Top Resorts will help vacationers identify resorts with the greatest demand.”
About VacationOwnership.com and SellMyTimeshareNOW.com
With offices in Orlando, FL and Dover, NH, VacationOwnership.com is the newest brand in the brand portfolio of the privately held Vacation Hotdeal Companies, Inc., which also includes SellMyTimeshareNOW.com. Founded in 2003, the company offers online advertising services for by-owner timeshare resales and rentals, licensed timeshare brokerage, and customized owner services to timeshare resorts, HOAs, resort developers, and timeshare management companies.
SellMyTimeshareNow.com and VacationOwnership.com are proven industry leaders in timeshare resale and rental services, with an active inventory of over 40,000 vacation opportunities at favorite destinations around the world making it easy for savvy travelers to enjoy dream vacations.
Contact: Jason Tremblay CEO
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