The list was compiled based on the amount of offers to rent timeshare over the last six months placed through the company’s industry-leading online marketplace. Aruba remains a high demand destination and while brand names such as Marriott, Wyndham and Holiday Inn Club Vacations continue to be popular, the overall dominance of these international locations is unexpected.
The Top 10 list is:
1) Marriott's Aruba Surf Club (Aruba)
2) Casa Dorada at Medano Beach (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
3) Wyndham Bonnet Creek (Orlando, FL)
4) Island Seas Resort (Freeport, Bahamas)
5) Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club (Aruba)
6) Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (Aruba)
7) Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort (Aruba)
8)Ocean Beach Club (Virginia Beach, VA)
9) Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach, SC)
10) Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort (Galveston, TX)
“I am surprised that six of the top ten requested resorts are outside of the U.S., which is an indication that the tourism recovery continues to gain strength,” said BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman. “With the higher cost of traveling outside of the country, those consumers obviously have the resources to make the trip, which is a great indication that consumer visitor spending is on the rise.”
“Top U.S. vacation ownership destinations such as Orlando, Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach also made the list, so I’m pleased to see that traditional locations for our industry are also doing well. And with Galveston debuting with us, a new market is now on the resale map,” added Kogelman.
These offers were placed by prospective renters onto advertisements from owners looking to rent timeshare through the BuyaTimeshare.com website. As a result of the company’s extensive online marketing strategies, consumers looking to rent or buy timeshare search the inventory available on the website and place offers which the owner can either accept, counter or decline.
Last year, over $6 million in rental offers passed through the website and, with over $2.5 million in offers in the first quarter of 2014, the company is on pace to surpass last year’s total. Because of the protective software in place such as captcha security and other measures, each offer is confirmed as legitimate through the system prior to being emailed directly to an owner.
For more information about the timeshare inventory available at BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com .
BuyaTimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyATimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009. The company is a member in good standing with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE) and is a preferred resale provider for the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA). For more information, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.
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