TUG Review Crew: Expert
- Aug 20, 2006
- Reaction score
- Long Island, New York
- Resorts Owned
- HGVC South Beach, HGVC Las Vegas, HGVC Las Vegas on the Strip, HGVC Sea World, Misner Place
I understand your dismay over the lack of resorts in your geographic area. HGVC places their resorts very strategically in areas that will attract not just some vacationers once in awhile but many vacationers frequently. We live near NYC which has the only HGVC resorts within reasonable driving distance. It is usually a plane trip to Honolulu, Florida or Las Vegas for our HGVC vacations; we have enjoyed at least 2 every year since we have owned. When we purchased HGVC it was our goal to be able to vacation in warm climates when it was cold in NY. Hawaii and Florida certainly give us that. If we wanted driving vacations we wouldn't have bought HGVC. Therefore, both HGVC and our vacation plans are on the same page. Resort locaateddds vacations would certainly be a secondary or inconsequential benefit.I do believe that’s HGVC’s biggest drawback is lack of geographic reach. While it has gotten better with the additions of Southern California, South Carolina, Chicago and the ski resorts, they need more. As a Midwesterner, there is only one easy trip for me (Chicago) so there needs to be some closer. Everything else is at least a two day drive.
With that being said, isn’t it a little more cost effective with HGVC? The flexibility of the system combined with the generally lower MF’s make the cost of ownership and travel lower than MVC Weeks? At least that’s what I have been thinking. I haven’t really been studying MVC so I could be very wrong, but it seems the MF’s are, on average, lower with HGVC.