Timeshare ownership as a form of vacationing became unappealing to many consumers since the economic meltdown broke out. As a consequence, many owners try to get out of their timeshares as a way to cutback spending. But despite the economic challenges, there are still many eager vacationers who were able to avail timeshares. Meanwhile, the recent Travelnomics UK Quarterly Industry Insight: Q2 April – June 2009 survey from CheapFlights.co.uk shows that timeshare holidays are often taken in some locations, with Sharron Livingston, editor at thetravelmagazine.net, saying that this comes as no surprise.
Places like Corfu, Rome and Ibiza are all proving popular with Brits this year, with the first receiving 100 per cent more interest than at the start of the year.
According to Sharron Livingston, Corfu offers a sleep-easy style in ancient, lush environs. On the other hand, Rome’s winning combination of religious sites like the Vatican City, its ancient Roman ruins, stylish shops and gastronomy hits the spot for culture vultures. Moreover, Corfu topped the poll for locations timeshare holidaymakers are likely to pick. Rome saw 54% more interest in the second quarter of the year, compared to the first, while Ibiza’s popularity rose by 40 %.
Other destinations which came in the top ten are Athens, Bodrum, Palma and Malta. The expert also added that Greece, Italy and Spain have always been very popular with British holidaymakers.
Up to this day, there are still a number of consumers who viewed timeshares as a costly venture. Also, the number of owners trying to get rid of their timeshares is still increasing. Some of these owners even hire a timeshare transfer company such as the Transfer Smart. But in spite of these, such form of vacationing became a part of the lives of a number of consumers while they regularly visit their favorite timeshare destinations.