Consumer Advisory Feature
Many of us have received at least one sales call inviting us to a presentation on vacation ownership (timeshare). The invitation does sound interesting and attractive because of what’s in store for you – lunch, snacks, a gift, and maybe a free weekend at a resort nearby.
But freebies apart, attending a timeshare presentation can be useful in terms of understanding timeshare as a product and learning about member benefits that come to you over the years. So it’s useful to look at the presentation as a learning opportunity – to know more about the project, the company behind it, and how you can benefit from a membership plan.
Timeshare presentations often include group presentations or discussions, providing potential customers with the opportunity to share experiences, worries, and concerns with other individuals who are also considering an investment in a timeshare plan.
Importantly, a presentation can provide potential customers with the opportunity to evaluate the timeshare plan being showcased against your own need list when it comes to resort locations, term plans, and long-term benefits.
Here are some ways a presentation can be a useful learning experience
Market information: Timeshare presentations can provide valuable information about the vacation ownership market, including trends, demand, and competition. This can help you understand the presence and growth of timeshare within the country.
Product information: You will get to understand the different types of ownership, related costs,
benefits, and the rights and responsibilities of owners. This is the kind of information that will help you make an informed decision about vacation ownership and if it is right for you.
Project information: Timeshare presentations often include visual tours of the property or properties being offered, allowing potential customers to look around and see what’s really in store for you. This way you can get to know more about the property and the promoters behind the venture.
Comparing options: Attending multiple timeshare presentations can provide potential customers with the opportunity to compare different vacation ownership products and properties – especially if you have attended other presentations. This can help you make an informed decision about the best fit for your vacation needs and budgets.
Asking questions: Timeshare presentations give you an opportunity to ask questions in areas where you need some clarity or more information. This can help you clarify any concerns or doubts that you may have about vacation ownership.
Benefit from offers: Timeshare presentations can also give you the opportunity to find out more about interesting offers that promoters have for new customers. There could be a very interesting surprise in store for you.
Financing options: Timeshare presentations often include information about financing options for vacation ownership, and the options available on repayment plans.
At the end of the day, attending a presentation can provide potential customers with valuable information and insights to make an informed decision about vacation ownership. By taking advantage of this opportunity to learn and ask questions, you can be sure of the choice you make before signing on the dotted line.
AIRDA is an independent industry-focused body dedicated to timeshare and vacation ownership in India. Our primary members are resort owners who benefit from AIRDA’s constructive sharing of ideas and strategies on the running and promotion of vacation ownership and mixed-use platforms. What underlines AIRDA’s role in the industry is our guideline on fair practices and a common Code of Conduct applicable to all members. With a balanced end-customer focus we also provide news, information, and industry updates through our website, blog, and social media feeds. AIRDA also represents the industry within government circles - on policy issues that could benefit resort owners, nearby communities, and end-customers. Essentially, we hold a mirror at decision-making levels to help visualize an organized sector in India’s timeshare and vacation ownership space.
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