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TUG Review Crew: Expert
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Feb 29, 2020
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Worldmark, Hilton, Westin, Marriott
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 Airbnb and I discuss how this is evolving. I also discuss how timeshare companies are expanding into the Airbnb space and integrating with other travel options.

I then do a short description of what I think timeshares will look like in 10 years... And lastly, I discuss what I feel how us consumers will be impacted by these changes in the timeshare industry. Slides are below for those who prefer reading without "color commentator from the Video"

Timeshare Traveler Episode 52... The Future of Timeshares

Map of all my timeshare reviews

Timeshare companies have Recurring Revenue
  • Maintenance fees provide a continuous revenue stream
  • Hotel Demand fluctuates more than Maintenance fees
  • Purchase Revenue Fluxuates based on Economic Factors
  • Hotel Companies made a lot of Money when they Split off their Timeshare Businesses
Timeshares companies are consolidating

  • Marriott Vacation Club buys Vistana (Sheraton, Hyatt, and Westin)
  • Hilton Grand Vacations buys Diamond International
  • Wyndham buys Worldmark and Shell
  • All Major Timeshare Companies have Hotel Counterparts
Airbnb … “The New Competition”

  • Custom Home rented Thru a single Application
  • Expansion is slowing
  • Regulations are Coming
    • Many Communities are changing HOA’s to not Allow Short Term Rental
    • Airbnb is Policing owners now that it is a Public Company
Timeshare companies are expanding and integrating

  • Continue to add New Locations
  • Adding AirBnb Capabilities
  • Adding low Cost Travel Services
    • Travel and Leisure bought by Wyndham
    • Common Platforms
  • Cruise Lines, Entertainment, book hotels
  • Status with Timeshare gives status with Hotels
What will Timeshare Industry look like in 10 Years?

  • All will have traditional timeshare
  • Ability to rent homes
  • Some Cruise lines will be owned by hotel / Timeshare
  • Airbnb may become the “Netflix” of travel. With the Timeshare Companies being analogous Amazon and Apple Movies
What this means for Consumers

  • Timeshare Companies will add features
  • Consumers will have to Pay to Upgrade to New Feature
    • HGV Max is rumored to cost $7K to upgrade
    • Rumored upgrade required for Marriott/Vistana Merger
  • Analogous to Smartphones and Automobiles and many other products