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Fractionals in Central America


Mar 27, 2008
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Here's a theory--many people lament the dearth of fractionals that would permit long term winter occupancy by "snowbirds".

Using the Hyatt Siesta Key model, where winter fractionals are indeed offered at a significant premium to summer fractionals (both of which are augmented/supported by a Point System) why wouldn't a Costa Rica, Panama, etc. fractional work with the same model?

Snowbirds would own fractionals that would permit what they want--winter occupancy. And summer fractionals would be sold to the high net worth nationals, the Europeans who travel in late Fall, etc.

Aside from the world financial crisis at the moment, of course, the main problem would appear to be pricing of a winter fractional. It would have to be fairly close to the price of a whole ownership unit in order to cover the marketing nut.

Aside from that--which, if true, is a big "aside from"--would this solve some of the product design concerns for snowbirds?