As you are all very aware by now, the coronavirus is causing havoc in all walks of life. This is especially evident in the travel industry at present… but NOT for Travel & Leisure Group. As a timeshare estate agent, we have a major advantage in that our customers are buying an ownership that is long term, not just a holiday for one year!
If someone is looking for a specific ownership and they see it advertised, they will not be put off buying due to the current climate. They will be planning for the long term and know that the coronavirus is not here forever. Whatever they are buying, whether it is points, weeks or clubs, 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… A nice big long holiday to get over these uncertain times!
Currently we are actually receiving more buying enquiries than we are people looking to sell. We are selling. Our buying team sold many ownerships in just the last week and are in regular and consistent conversations for new sales right now. Buyers are purchasing a long term ownership and whether they can use it this year or not, if it’s the timeshare they want and have been looking for then they’re not going to risk losing it to someone else, just because they can’t use it right now. For example, if a potential buyer wants week 32 at the Royal Savoy and wants to go every year and sees it advertised with us, they’re not going to risk losing it because of the temporary situation. They’ll be worried that someone else might snap it up and so they will buy it with the long term in mind. However bleak coronavirus has made life feel right now, it’s not forever and holidays WILL happen again.
People searching and looking into timeshare ownership will increase, as more and more people will have lots more time to spend on the internet whilst stuck at home. Our Russian representative, who is currently in quarantine from the coronavirus outbreak in Italy for the last 3 weeks, can say this from experience!
There is nothing more positive you could do to overcome the current scare and worry of the near future, than plan your holiday arrangements for the future. Timeshare is the answer to that! Timeshare is a flexible holiday ownership which can be cancelled or postponed without financial loss or extra charges.
Travel & Leisure Group understands that Interval International and RCI are cancelling the holidays booked with them with no losses. The monies paid by members for exchanges will be held towards new exchanges. Monies for the extra weeks will also be held towards the next bookings of late breaks.
JUST REMEMBER, THINK POSITIVE. PEOPLE ARE STILL LOOKING TO BUY TIMESHARE. THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IS NOT FOREVER.
KEEP SMILING, FOLLOW NHS GUIDELINES, KEEP CLEAN & STAY SAFE!