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  1. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 125... Renting Out Your Timeshares

    The two biggest complaints I hear are 1) The Timeshare salesperson lied to me and 2) I can't use my points. In today's video, we will discuss the second complaint which is how to rent out your timeshare. I am in luck to have Jeff as my guest as he has renting timeshares for over a decade...
  2. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 120... Timeshare Challenge to AirBnb?

    Timeshare companies are just beginning to respond to AirBnb / VRBO type companies. They are still behind, but they are making efforts. My favorite comparison is to compare Netflix to Amazon / Apple Movies. Netflix is only movies, where Apple and Amazon have Movies and Much more. Timeshares...
  3. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 52... The Future of Timeshares

    It this video, I cover how timeshares are a business that generates recurring revenue for the timeshare companies and a lower cost for timeshare owners to stay at a timeshare. I also discuss how timeshare companies are consolidating. Everyone is aware that new entry into leisure travel is...
  4. Khanfuzed1

    Has anyone bought a non-resort timeshare/fractional condo in Mexico?

    Hey guys looking to see if anyone has gone the non-resort route for like a timeshare-esque ownership arrangement for a nice apartment or condo in the center of town. Maybe Playa Del Carmen or Tulum? I'm very curious what your experience was like
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 46... Why I chose Timeshares over Airbnb

    Both Timeshares and Airbnb can provide great vacations. I have used both but have tended to focus more on Timeshares. For me, making a purchase of a timeshare was making a commitment to taking a vacation. I am very active in a lot of projects, so making a timeshare a project was my way of...
  6. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 35 Using Airbnb with your timeshares

    In this video, I highlighted that AirBnb can be an excellent opportunity to expand your travel options. In my case, I rented a one bedroom in Phoenix during the peak period of January. If I rented timeshares for that same period, it would have cost me much more than the $1300+ I paid for the...
  7. SteelerGal

    AirBNB and possible prostitution

  8. D

    Multiple Questions About Renting and Selling My Timeshare [Vacation Village Parkway]

    I own week 13 of a 2-bedroom lockout at Vacation Village at Parkway. I have never been to the resort, and have had problems utilizing the RCI points each year. I got tired of paying RCI annually (plus fees to exchange, when I was able to travel), so I cancelled my RCI membership and converted...
  9. RNCollins

    Airbnb founder looks back on 10 years and toward what lies ahead

    Airbnb founder looks back on 10 years and toward what lies ahead By Jill Menze / February 28, 2018 / Travel Weekly http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Airbnb-founder-looks-back-on-10-years-and-whats-ahead “In In just 10 years, Airbnb has grown from a modest home-share site into...