The most frequently stated reasons for purchasing timesharing are the exchange opportunity with other resorts, the opportunity to vacation in nicer places than before, saving money on vacation costs, and greater ease in planning vacations.
Expected return trips to Mexico during the next 10 years are extensive and far more than if they did not own timesharing in the country.
More than $6 billion of timesharing inventory has been sold in Mexico in 273 resorts to 568,100 consumers.
Resort timesharing has existed in the Caribbean since the 1970s.
6 billion of timesharing has been sold in the 128 projects to about 221,950 households.
Consumer acceptance of timesharing has never been higher," says Ron E.
Increased consumer acceptance has made timesharing the fastest-growing sector of the tourism industry.
Of those purchasing timesharing in the last two years, more than 40 percent are older than 55, and nearly 20 percent are 65 and over.
This trend bodes well for timesharing, too, as the mature market is the fastest-growing segment of the U.
Other studies released in 1998 are The Public Image of Resort Timesharing, 1998 Edition; The Benefits of Owning Resort Timesharing, 1998 Edition; and Resort Timesharing & Gaming: A Survey of Resort Timeshare Owners in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno.