As you are all very aware by now, the coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in all walks of life. This is especially evident in the travel industry right now… but NOT for Travel & Leisure Group. As a timeshare estate agent, we have a major advantage in that our customers are buying a long term ownership, not just a holiday for one year with numerous financial risks!
Buyers are often on the lookout for a specific ownership and so when they see such ownerships advertised, they are not put off buying just because of the current climate. They are planning for the long term and know that coronavirus won’t be a travel problem forever.
Whether they are looking to purchase points, weeks, vacation clubs or fractional, they are buying in the knowledge that right now they have a whole year’s worth of usage ahead of them and of course should the worst case occur and their travel plans are once again put on hold, they are safe in the knowledge that this year’s occupancy rights can of course be banked/rolled-over to next year, or even the year after that!
What a lovely thought to know that what you aren’t using now can be saved and used at a later date if need be… A nice big long holiday to get over these uncertain times!
As the past year has shown us all, Covid-19 is going to be a part of our lives for some time and we therefore must find a way to live with it and have faith that our travel plans will once again be in place sooner rather than later.
New Year onwards is always a busy time for Travel and Leisure, the festive period is over, and holidays are the next big focus to look forward to. This is all the more apparent at present, being locked down once more and only a fraction of people being lucky enough to have got away last year, this year’s holidays are therefore a priority to many for as soon as travel is allowed.
We are once again, receiving more buying enquiries than we are people looking to sell and WE ARE SELLING! Our buying team has been extremely busy negotiating and selling ownerships over the past six months and are dealing with potential purchasers right NOW!
With lockdown 3.0, we are again in the position where our enquiries into the office and traffic to our website is and will continue to increase. This is due to people again being at home and having more time to spend on the internet searching for that perfect getaway ownership to enjoy every year at the end of this historical phase.
However difficult this last phase may be, it is nice to know that with the vaccine going out, holidays are going to be in huge demand… So don’t hesitate to BUY, SELL or RENT timeshare, allow yourselves or others to create some lovely memories, in replacement to the last years and for many more to come.
This blog was first published 18 March 2020 and updated 9 October 2020 and 7 January 2021.