We have been approached by Luxury Event Leaders to rent one week time share per year for the next 10 years for use by a third party for convention use. Has anybody out there had a similar offer? What were the results? Good, Bad or Ugly?
It's just an upfront fee scam. To start, there are relatively few locations where there are timeshares located sufficiently close to a major convention center to make the timeshare an attractive.
Even in those cases where there are timeshares near a major convention center, it's hit and miss as to whether the check-in check-out dates will coincide with the convention dates.
Then even if you were to get past those two hurdles, the biggest one of all remains - convention organizers have less then zero
interest in putting up conventioneers in timeshares. That's because the convention economics and budget rely on conventioneers staying at the designated conference hotels. If they start directing conventioneers to timeshares, they begin losing money.
I write the above as a person who has been involved in planning conventions where we had to meet room commitments, as well as a person who has actually stayed at timeshares while going to a convention, and I've even rented a timeshare to a conventioneer. Needless to say, my timeshare arrangements at conventions were all done outside the convention channels, on my own initiative. And they did not happen at major convention centers.
Convention organizers have less than zero interest in