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Some Common Timeshare Myths and Questions, Answered.
While some vacation ownership myths can be true, many are not. Changes and improvements in the industry have created not just better products, but more options for owners as a whole. Here are a few of the most common timeshare myths, debunked.
You become stuck vacationing in the same location, the same fixed week every year.
While some vacation ownership plans can work that way, many make a point to offer flexibility, such as using a points system that lets owners use their points to travel and stay however they like. Whether its using points toward a stay at a different resort in a brand-new location, or just using them at a favorite resort, there are more options now than ever.
Most vacation ownership resorts feel outdated and offer substandard service.
You might be surprised to find out that many vacation ownership resorts are owned or run by world-renowned vacation brands. Marriott Vacation Club® lets you vacation among a collection of world-class resorts in the world’s best vacation destinations, each designed to rejuvenate souls, connect families and enrich lives.
Vacation ownerships are for couples only.
Vacation ownership can be for everyone! Sure, visiting a resort home-away-from-home for a romantic getaway is perfect for couples, but having the space of a villa and like-home amenities, all in a desirable location, is every bit as ideal for hosting friends and family.
Finding the right vacation ownership is always an individual choice, but positive changes and regulations in the timeshare industry have put many of the persistent vacation ownership myths of the past to bed.