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Timeshare Ownership poll - Please vote now!

Resort Ownership Poll

  • Marriott owners

    Votes: 263 20.3%
  • Hilton owners

    Votes: 95 7.3%
  • Starwood owners

    Votes: 176 13.6%
  • Wyndham (FairField) owners

    Votes: 211 16.3%
  • Disney owners

    Votes: 78 6.0%
  • Destination Club members

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • Hyatt owners

    Votes: 30 2.3%
  • Other/Independent owner

    Votes: 573 44.2%
  • Worldmark owners

    Votes: 144 11.1%
  • Diamond/Sunterra owners

    Votes: 73 5.6%
  • Bluegreen owners

    Votes: 44 3.4%
  • Celebrity owners

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • Westgate owners

    Votes: 45 3.5%
  • Royal Resorts owners

    Votes: 43 3.3%
  • VRI

    Votes: 48 3.7%

  • Total voters
    1,297

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[Thread moved from About TUG BBS forum. - mg]

I there a corner of TUG that shows who owns what? It would be interesting [at least for me] to know what percentage of TUGers own Marriott, Hilton, World Mark, etc. I'm not as interested in the specific resorts owned. I'm more curious about the systems that folks buy into.

Charles
 
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No, there isn't.

However, that info - to the extent people have put their ownership in the "Resorts owned" section of their profile - is available to you. Click on the "Users List" link on the above blue line. Use the "Search Users" link (right side of page) and then "Advanced Search". Then put (for example) Marriott in the "Resorts Owned" box and search. For Marriott, you'll come up with 572 Marriott owners out of the 7,859 BBS registrants who have posted at least once on the BBS.
 

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Thank you.

I wish everybody listed what they owned. I know that this would not be practical for the mega owners however.

Charles
 

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there ya go..enjoy =)

I believe I can add up to 4 more "choices" if there are some other votes you want.
 

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Brian - you are are just too good! :D

I think it would be great to have a category for "other," or "independents," as well.

THANKS!!!!!
 

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other/independent added
 

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Brian - Since I already voted, it won't let me add a vote for my independent resorts. No biggie, but if you can, can you please add my vote to that category?

Thanks again!
 

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added your vote to ind/other
 

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Is this a new way to do polls here on TUG ?I don't recall seeing polls being done like this here before.
 

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pretty sure only admins/mods can start polls...tis a doug question.
 

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In this poll, I presume Wyndham refers to the former Fairfield resorts. Would you please add WorldMark as a separate choice? They are two distinct systems.

Thanks,
Maria
 

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Worldmark added...if anyone voted "other/ind" that needed to vote worldmark please let me know and I will change it for you.
 

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4 more resort systems added! if anyone voted "other/ind" that needed to vote for any of the newly added ones please let me know and I will change it for you.

(you may send me a pm if you dont want to post publicly)
 
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Using the methodology in my above post, here are the numbers for those who have posted at least once and who disclose ownership in their posting profile. I added a few to what's in the poll and have included separate numbers for variations that quickly come to mind:

573 - Marriott owners

244 - Wyndham (Wyndham 39, Fairfield 173, Pahio 26, Trendwest 6)

210 - Starwood (Starwood 10, Westin 111, Sheraton 87, SVC 2)

204 - Hilton (Hilton 89, HGVC 115)

148 - Disney (Disney 72, DVC 76)

100 - Worldmark

53 - Westgate (Westgate 52, Wastegate 1)

50 - Sunterra

45 - Hyatt

37 - Bluegreen

25 - Celebrity

21 - Shell

11 - MROP

4 - HCC

2 - Equivest

In addition, 178 people include "Royal" as an ownership. This group, however, can include a variety of resorts with the word "Royal" in addition to the Royal resorts in Mexico.

Searching for "FF" (Fairfield) returned 77 hits. However, I determined that info to be meaningless because many of those returned a positive because of an "ff" combination in another word - such as "cliffs".
 

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fun stuff...be interesting to see what this looks like after a month or so.

I plan on leaving it up permanently.
 

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updated poll numbers
 

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bump for more changes
 

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Where the poll is at today, not accounting for multiple weeks, 62% of owners polled own a branded resort. If all of them have their own exchange system, which I'm not sure about, you can see what a slice that takes out of the pie for the exchange companies. There is no question that they have been hurt by the trend of the past ten years.

I'm surprised that the exchange companies have kept their numbers up, if they really have. With past accounting questions, there is not much confidence in the figures they provide.
 

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I think the percentages shown on the poll are off. As of now it shows 105 independents and it says that is 61.05%

But if you add up all the others, they total 156.

Do the math.

PS: I do see that 173 have voted, and understand where the 61.05% comes from, but it is not reflective of the actual percentages.
 
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people can vote for more than one option...
 

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more edits...200+ voters
 

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I understand that.

Let me try again.

The percentages shown are of the numbers who have voted, not of the numbers of units owned. So they are misleading.

Right now, for instance, 124 weeks out of 213 voters are independent, for a false 58.22%.

However, 333 weeks have been indicated. 124 independents would be 37% of 333 weeks.

All the percentages are skewed incorrectly also, since they are being calculated on the number of voters, rather than the number of weeks.

Frinstance, it says the 32 Wyndham owners represent 15.02%. But, obviously, 32 is less than 10% of 333 (.096).

I'm sure someone, some where sees what I'm saying.

people can vote for more than one option...
 
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