Many people are also tempted to buy into a vacation club. The main difference between clubs and generic timeshares are the amenities.
Vacation clubs are generally located in heavily tourist oriented areas, like Orlando for example. Vacation clubs can be expensive after all they need to pay for all the extra amenities. Also, because of the popular locations the fees and taxes are commonly more expensive. One of the most popular vacation clubs is Disney. This is because it is targeted to families and tied in with the large Disney resorts, cruises, parks and the like.
Take into consideration that these areas have an extremely dense population of resorts and hotels. It is very likely that you could find what you want for the price you want. Likewise, if you want to pay little you can still find options in these areas. Unless you MUST HAVE a Vacation Club, look for a one with low maintenance fees, during a prime week, in an area in high demand but fewer timeshares. Times when kids are out of school, holidays, spring break and summer, and prime ski weeks are good things to look for also.
The key thing is to buy RESALE! You can then look into exchange for other areas you wish to go. Another thing to consider is where you live. If you live far away from your timeshare having to purchase airfare or transportation to the timeshare can be very important. You might want to look for something you can drive to and also exchange to other locations, to get the most bang for your buck.
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