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Timeshares — Not Just for Boomers Anymore

The demographic of new timeshare buyers has changed. While conventional wisdom may say timeshare owners / members are an older demographic, it isn’t entirely true. Though many boomers are still enjoying their timeshare, some are at the age where they may want to pass it on to family or put it on the market to… View Article

Is it Safe to Travel to the Dominican Republic?

Since April, the news media has reported daily on a series of tourist deaths at Dominican Republic resorts. Most involve tourists who drank something from the resort’s mini bar. Wide-ranging theories about what happened to them include alcohol poisoning, bootleg liquor laced with battery acid, and cyanide. What’s happening in this beautiful idyllic island? Is… View Article

Top 10 Most-Booked Resorts for Summer

RedWeek members are booking their summer vacations to some amazing spots! We present to you the official Top 10 most-booked resort destinations for summer. If you haven’t booked your summer trip yet, don’t worry – these resorts all still have weeks available, but they won’t last long.

Timeshare Execs Bullish on Growth and Owner Satisfaction

Fifty years old and going strong! That is the take-home message from the timeshare industry’s annual gathering of execs, sales and marketing folks who gathered here recently to celebrate the industry’s accomplishments during its tenth consecutive year of growth. At the same time, the industry’s leading CEOs lambasted the emergence of exit companies that take… View Article

House Sharing: Timeshare Industry Expands Into New Market

House sharing networks and sites have gained popularity at lightning speed. A decade ago, travelers were limited to hotels, resorts, and timeshares as vacation options.   When house sharing apps came along, Marriott was the first major brand to take notice of the home exchange demand. The Homes and Villas by Marriott International is its… View Article

Vacation Experience: Travelers Enjoy Urban Areas

While beach vacations remain popular, trends show travelers booking trips in urban areas. New York, Portland, and Boston are a few cities vacationers enjoy to visit for the historical and cultural experiences.    The Marriott understands the demand for city-centric properties. In response, the brand created the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, a collection of timeshares… View Article

Legal Safeguards: Buying a Timeshare in Mexico

When buying a timeshare in Mexico, it’s important to understand all your legal safeguards. The Mexican law allows a buyer five business days to cancel a signed timeshare contract. Purchasers can cancel a timeshare contract within the five day period without a penalty. This right cannot be waived. (Article 56 of the Mexican Consumer Law)… View Article

Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico?

Many travelers worry about safety in various areas of Mexico. But when you look at the statistics, Mexico is actually safe to visit. It’s a beautiful country with exceptional beaches and cultural activities. The people are friendly and helpful. Timeshare resorts in Mexico offer exciting activities, wonderful amenities, and often private beaches. Many of the… View Article

4 Timeshare Resorts With Bike Paths Near the Beach

Summer will be here soon. Time to dust off your bikes and start cycling. It’s never too early to enjoy cool breezes, fantastic views, and relaxation. On your next vacation, get it all as you ride along a bike path near the beach. It doesn’t matter if you’re a gold medal cyclist or a beginner… View Article

5 Vacation Ideas to Stretch Your Tax Refund

We’re in the the final countdown of tax season. The IRS reports that the average tax refund for this year is $2,915. Whether you’re completing last-minute paperwork or waiting for the deposit to clear, it’s not too early to start deciding how to spend your hard-earned cash. For travelers, this is a good opportunity to… View Article