Today's world is filled with enough challenges, and your timeshare should not be one of them. Many timeshare owners, whose accounts are paid and in good standing, lose the usage of their week each year for various reasons.
According to a timeshare occupancy study done by ARDA, Washington D.C. based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries, showed that timeshare resorts only retained around 80% occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2013. This number was an increase of about 3% from the previous year; however, this means that there could be timeshare owners within that 20% who are losing their weeks.So, why should you exchange your week?
The easiest answer to this question is that exchanging your week guarantees that you are not losing your week. Not losing your timeshare week is important, as it means that you are not throwing away your hard earned money. In fact, giving your week up for exchange helps to increase your timeshare experience in multiple ways:
Exchanging allows you to explore other timeshare resorts.
Exchanging helps you understand how timeshare works, therefore increasing your timeshare knowledge - and knowledge is power.
Exchanging allows you to store your week for up to two years of usage.
As you can see there are many benefits to exchanging your week. However, the most important benefit is making sure that you are not losing your week. Many timeshare owners avoid exchanging their week because they are unsure of what exchanging actually is. Trading Places believes that educating their members is important, and to better help demystify the exchange process we offer everyone a free e-book called: The Beginner's Guide to Exchanging.
Another reason why owners avoid exchanging is that they believe it is expensive to do so–which couldn't be father from the truth. In fact, Trading Places offers a free membership and low exchange fees. If you have yet to become a member with us, please take the time to join.
Avoid falling victim to the 20% of owners who do not use their timeshare. Be proactive and exchange your week, so that you can have the benefits that timesharing has to offer.