Transfer Smart News: Marriott Timeshares Dominate Online Ranking

Although several owners nowadays decide to get out of their timeshares, such property still remains an option for a number of vacationers. Just like any other industry that includes consumers’ top list, the recent RedWeek.com’s annual Top 25 Timeshare Resorts showed that the only Hawaii timeshare resorts included are run by Marriott.

RedWeek.com is an online timeshare marketplace that allows browsers to search some 5,000 properties for free and members to link directly to owners and operators. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club and its Napili Villas and Lahaina Villas are included in the top 10, while Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club is No. 13 on the list.

Meanwhile, nine Marriott-branded timeshare resorts made it on the list also while five Disney-branded properties include the second consecutive top ranking for the Disney Beach Club Villas at Lake Buena Vista, in Florida. Hawaii also did well as a destination with four spots on the list. The three of them clustered together on Maui but Caribbean locales appear eight times and Florida got seven mentions. Moreover, New York and Mexico each got two mentions, while South Carolina and Virginia each got one.

According to RedWeek.com, none of the resorts is affiliated with them and that rankings are determined by e-mail alert preferences chosen by its 1.4 million registered users.

As we often hear about this industry today, the disadvantages such as the costs involved drive the owners to get rid of such property while others even hire a timeshare transfer company such as the Transfer Smart. The top list on the other hand, shows that despite the challenging economy, some timeshare resorts stand out and maybe preferred by many consumers.

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