1) People who have set times/locations and/or preferences for their vacations. If you are the type of person who always goes to the same place, the same time every year, a fixed week based timeshare works well because in most cases, there are no reservations necessary, your week and your room are waiting for you each year. Cuts down on a lot of hassle.
2) People who are flexible with their vacation plans. There are approximately 6,000 timeshare resorts worldwide. Many of them are great, off the beaten path properties that consumers may not ever have the opportunity to experience. We’re not talking Hilton Head, Cancun or Orlando here. Looking through the resort directories from the exchange companies reminds me of the old “Sears Christmas Wish Book” in that you end up with some great options that you never knew existed.
3) People who already own a timeshare. Sounds either obvious or contrary, but the fact is that timeshare owners are on the whole, quite happy with their timeshare once they educate themselves on the best way to use it, the best place to buy it and of course how to maximize their ownership with the many benefits that timeshare ownership offers.
4) People who want more than just a place to sleep. Let’s face it, there are times when all people need or want is a place to crash. Those people are not the best candidate for a timeshare. On the other hand, vacationers looking for a bit more in terms of space, amenities, accoutrements, and options are those who really benefit from a timeshare.
5) Larger families or groups of people who vacation together regularly. If you’ve ever shared one hotel room among 5 or 6 people, you’ll easily appreciate a 2 or 3 bedroom timeshare. This larger size timeshare can also make great financial sense compared to renting 2, 3 or more hotel rooms, depending of course on where you buy your timeshare and if you are buying on the primary or legitimate secondary market.