August 27, 2010 — Industry studies over many decades suggest that about 85% of TS owners using their time vacationing at their home resort or globe trotting to exotic destinations worldwide are ‘happy-campers’ so I was a little perplexed to learn that is not the case for owners who hail from Saudi Arabia.
Take for example the study released by the good people at Arabnews.com reporting out of Riyadh that “The vast majority of Saudis who own timeshares regret purchasing them, according to a survey.”
And that “The study, conducted by the Riyadh Center for Information and Consultancy Studies, claims 85 percent of those surveyed wish they had never entered into such an agreement.”
The article didn’t say how many Saudis own TS but that is a big number of dissatisfied owners, with the majority being “university graduates” and according to the news story nearly 80% of the owners “view their involvement in the industry as evil.”
“Evil”? I don’t know what their culture means by the word “evil” but I do know that in the West and just about everywhere else on this planet “evil” really isn’t associated with vacationing around the world enjoying time with the family, friends or business associates, etc. having wonderful times, relaxing and creating memories that will last a lifetime…
To my way of thinking “evil” might be something like a group of 19 young men from, say, Tennessee who on the belief they will get 72 gallons of Jack Daniel’s best Whiskey in the ‘afterlife’ if they only travel to another nation, take a couple quick driving lessons to learn how to maneuver the road system and then highjack a few dump trucks and crash them into three or four mud brick homes…
Yep, now that would surely be “evil”!
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