"Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going."
- Paul Theroux


Views and Interviews

January 2023

Consumer Awareness Feature:
Is timeshare a useful vacation ownership option?

Timeshare can be a convenient and cost-effective way to vacation with your family – especially if you are committed to at least one vacation in the year. In addition to visiting your primary resort location, you can also explore other holiday locations in India and abroad through an exchange company like RCI.

These days AIRDA resort members offer both short-term and long-term options in membership plans, so you can decide on a plan based on your need and budget.

If you chat with regular users of timeshare you will hear stories of the best ways they have used their allocated week in the year. A timeshare resort offers a complete, end-to-end stay-over experience with good service, star F&B options, high-quality rooms, and some very interesting ways to spend your vacation time.

Here’s a summary of the benefits of a timeshare membership

  • Flexibility – Timeshare offers flexible vacation options. Owners can choose to take a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway, or use part of the week.
  • Cost Savings – In the long term, timeshare can be a cost-effective option if your family goes on a vacation every single year. Your stay at the resort is free and all you need to pay for is food.
  • Convenience – Timeshare is a convenient way to go on a vacation. The booking process for members is invariably streamlined and you can choose from a range of options that include your home resort.
  • Variety – Timeshare resorts usually give their members multiple accommodation plans – from regular rooms and suites to independent villas and cottages.
  • Amenities – Many timeshare resorts also ensure that you enjoy your vacation with well-planned amenities and a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Exchange Programs – Many timeshare companies are aligned with exchange companies that offer exchange programs to help members access properties in home-country and across-the-world locations.
  • Safety – Timeshare formats provide a happy, safe and secure environment for families to enjoy a vacation at their own pace.
  • Social Interaction – The atmosphere and holiday setting at a timeshare resort encourage social interaction with other guests. You’re bound to make new friends on your vacation.


AIRDA is a self-regulated, independent advisory dedicated to the timeshare and vacation ownership industry 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 application of fair practices and a common Code of Conduct applicable to all resort members. With a balanced end-customer focus we reach out to customers providing news, information, and industry updates. We do this largely through our website, blog and social media feeds - covering topics such as the timeshare marketplace and making informed choices on vacation ownership.

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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Content Disclaimer: The views expressed in our interviews and stories do not necessarily reflect the official policies, practices and guidelines of the All India Resort Development Association, or its members. These views are based on personal experiences, private opinion, or open source information. (Images used here are either "paid-for" stock photos, images shared by the people we interview, or images under one of the open source licenses such as Creative Commons and others.)

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Welcome to AIRDA's virtual tours gallery - an initiative to provide an enhanced visual experience of our member properties.

If you would like to see how 360-degree panorama can work for you and give your customers an enhanced visual experience, please get in touch. Write to us at info@airda.org for more information.


Benefits for Resort Owners

What does an AIRDA membership mean to resort owners and developers? AIRDA comes in as your industry partner, conscience keeper and business catalyst - with a wide portfolio of support services.

Benefits for Consumers

What does AIRDA mean to holiday seekers and prospective customers? AIRDA comes in to provide information and offer guidelines on making the right timeshare decisions.

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