Owning a second home by the beach or in the mountains may seem like
the perfect vacation solution. But a second home requires upkeep
and maintenance and is usually vacant for most of the year.
Timeshare, also known as vacation ownerships, solves these
problems by allowing clients to purchase only the time they want to
spend. Also, since timeshare options allow a person to trade homes,
it is possible to have both a house at the beach and a house in the
mountains without actually having to own two homes.
The concept of timeshare began less than 30 years ago and now
has grown to include more than 4,000 timeshare resorts in 81
"The time share market is a very different market from the
regular leisure travel market," said Shari Chang, senior vice
president of Sales and Marketing for Castle Resorts & Hotels.
"Many timeshare clients are in Hawaii on an 'exchange' program
where they've traded their week at a timeshare property outside
Hawaii to stay in Hawaii.
"Timeshare works well in select areas of Hawaii," said Chang,
"but we certainly don't want to see it dominate any of our major
Sally Proctor, senior vice president of Marc Resorts Hawaii
believes that there are definite advantages to visiting a resort
that has timeshare.
"The resort is always beautifully maintained," she said, "and
has very high standards throughout the property."