Timeshare Vacations for Dummies
There are more than 5,400 timeshare resorts in destinations as diverse as England and Africa, Orlando and Shanghai. More than 3 million North Americans own timeshares around the world. Is timeshare ownership for you? Packed with information for current and prospective owners, this guide points out the plusses and the pitfalls and lets you in on the smartest ways to buy, sell, or swap timeshares. It covers: questions to ask yourself; questions to ask timeshare sales representatives; an overview of the types of timeshare ownership; an update on variations on traditional timeshare vacations; financing, maintenance fees, assessments, and other economic considerations. Like every "For Dummies" travel guide, "Timeshare vacations For Dummies" includes: down-to-earth trip-planning advice; what to look for-and what to look out for; which options best fit your budget and your vacation style; and, handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages.
- Paperback | 236 pages
- 139.7 x 218.4 x 20.3mm | 294.84g
- 08 Jul 2005
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- Illustrations, maps
Table of contents
Introduction. Part I: Understanding Timeshare. Chapter 1: Best of Timeshare Vacations. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Timeshare. Chapter 3: Understanding the Basic Economics of Timeshare. Chapter 4: Is Timeshare Right for You? Part II: Buying Timeshare. Chapter 5: How Timeshare Is Marketed. Chapter 6: The Timeshare Sales Presentation. Chapter 7: You're Interested: Asking the Right Questions. Chapter 8: Financing Your Timeshare. Chapter 9: Buying Resale and through Referral Programs. Chapter 10: Buying International Timeshare. Part III: Discovering a World of Timeshare. Chapter 11: Location, Location, Location: Where the Timeshares Are. Chapter 12: Exchanging: Playing the Trading Game. Chapter 13: The Brand Names of Timeshare. Part IV: Using Your Timeshare. Chapter 14: Getting to Know Your Resort. Chapter 15: Renting, Selling, or Willing Your Timeshare. Chapter 16: Looking Beyond Traditional Timeshare. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Timeshare Sales Situations You Should Run, Not Walk, Away From. Chapter 18: Ten Timeshares You May Not Have Thought of As Timeshare. Chapter 19: Ten Things About Timeshare Every Consumer Should Know. Appendix A: Quick Concierge. Appendix B: Timeshare Glossary. Appendix C: Timeshare Around the World. Index.
About Lisa Ann Schreier
Lisa Ann Schreier is the founder of Timeshare Insights, an independent and unbiased organization dedicated to guiding consumers through the often mysterious and sometimes tedious world of timeshare. Before moving to the Orlando, Florida, area in 1997, she worked in the advertising and media industry in Chicago, becoming a media buyer for major clients. She formed GRQ Enterprises, an advertising and consulting business providing one-stop marketing expertise for clients. Since moving to central Florida, she has worked for several timeshare resorts in the Orlando area, as a salesperson, a sales manager, and a trainer. Seeing firsthand the good, the bad, and the ugly in the industry, she first became a contributing columnist to The Timeshare Beat, the industry's most widely read publication, where she blended her advertising expertise with her timeshare experience. In 2003, she formed Timeshare Insights, where her focus has been on educating potential and current timeshare owners, believing that an educated consumer can bring about necessary changes to the industry. Ms. Schreier has been featured on WOR-AM in New York City, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, Hiatus Magazine, and both WLS-TV and WGN-TV in Chicago. She is a frequent guest speaker at timeshare owners' groups, consumer travel shows, and timeshare management university classes. She is also the author of Surviving a Timeshare Presentation ... Confessions from the Sales Table (Oct. 2004). You can contact Lisa at www.timeshareinsights.com, or through her agent, Ibach and Associates, at www.ibachsportspr.com.