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Top Timeshare Locations / Destinations?

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Does anyone know what the top timeshare cities are? I'm pretty sure Orlando is number one... but I have been trying to do some research and would love some insight. Thanks!
 

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Eveyone's "top" is different, so I don't think there is a definitive answer to your question.

Do you mean what city has the most timeshares?

If you look in the TUG TS ratings (TUG Resort Databases - red bar) you can get a pretty good idea of how many timeshares a region has.

OOpps - I'm sorry, you have to join TUG to see that feature.
 

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I guess I am not looking for people's personal favorites. Perhaps just a resource that will give me a more general idea of the top timeshare destinations. I have tried Google, but to no avail. Just accessing my other "resources." Thank you!
 

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If you are asking which areas have the most timeshares, or if you are asking which timeshares get the top ratings, we have that info. in the TUG databases, but it's a member's feature, so you have to join TUG to access it ($15.)

Orlando, Las Vegas, and Hawaii have a ton of timeshares.
 
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How do you define 'top'?

We need more information to provide advise. Denise's advise to join tug and utilize the resources here is spot on.
Only you can decide what the term 'top' means to you. Do you want the city with the most timeshares? or the area that has the 'best' activities; but what are the best activities? Is a ski area better than a beach area better than Disney etc. It's all a very personal decision. Join TUG and check out the resort reviews as well as the map that shows where timeshares are located. It's the most comprehensive of all and it only costs $15 to join. That's a small price to pay to support all the work that goes on to keep that information available.
 

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''Top'' can mean the ones with the most timeshare, which often are some of the easiest to trade into, or it can mean those which are hardest to trade into because a lot more people are trying to trade in than are depositing.

As to the timeshare experience, peoples tastes wil differ - beach oriented, ski oriented, theme park oriented, etc.
 

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Strictly on quantity/density, I'd say Orlando is a clear #1, then either Myrtle Beach or Daytona Beach. Las Vegas is probably in the top 5.
 

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One way to do it is to see the top destinations for whatever your criteria is and see if there are any timeshares in that location.

Cheers
 

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Does anyone know what the top timeshare cities are? I'm pretty sure Orlando is number one... but I have been trying to do some research and would love some insight. Thanks!

For me the top timeshare destinations are the ones within a reasonble distance to a National Park.
 

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Thank you everyone for your replies. I was more or less speaking in terms of popularity and density of timeshare resorts. Like, if someone wanted to search for a new timeshare, what places are they most likely to type in the search box because they know they might be popular? This is the list I came up with after doing a little research. How does it look?

1. Orlando
2. Florida
3. Cancun
4. Maui
5. Las Vegas
6. Hawaii
7. Mexico
8. Lake Buena Vista
9. South Carolina
10. Bahamas
11. Aruba
12. New York
13. Colorado
14. California
15. Arizona
 
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I was more or less speaking in terms of popularity and density of timeshare resorts. Like, if someone wanted to search for a new timeshare, what places are they most likely to type in the search box because they know they might be popular? This is the list I came up with after doing a little research. How does it look?

1. Orlando
2. Florida
3. Cancun
4. Maui
5. Las Vegas
6. Hawaii
7. Mexico
8. Lake Buena Vista
9. South Carolina
10. Bahamas
11. Aruba
12. New York
13. Colorado
14. California
15. Arizona

You forgot Williamsburg,va
 

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Are you trying to create a list for a business application?

If the list is ranked, I think California and Arizona are too low, and Orlando, Florida, Cancun, and Mexico are too high.

If it's not ranked, then I suggest you put them in alphabetical order.

As far as density, New York has hardly any timeshares.

I am not sure Colorado would be in the top 15 - it's more of a ski destination.
 

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Timeshare Google Map

A great resource can be found on the Timeshare Google map on the TUG home page. http://tug2.com/tsmaps/TimeshareMaps.html
Click on the area of the country you are interested in and you will see clusters of timeshares around the most popular Timeshare destinations.
 

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Why would you have both Orlando and Lake Buena Vista? Hawaii and Maui? Cancun and Mexico? New York at all? You could lump all the Caribbean together. All the ski/mountain destinations: Utah, Colorado, Tahoe. Where's Williamsburg?

'Top' TS destinations is such a broad definition. As Denise said, alphabetically is probably the best way to list them, because everyone has their own favorites.

Emily, how can you say you are doing research without even joining TUG and getting access to the thousands of independent reviews of timeshares all over the world?

Jim
 
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Emily, how can you say you are doing research without even joining TUG and getting access to the thousands of independent reviews of timeshares all over the world?

My husband does a majority of our timeshare business. We have owned timeshares for a while and I understand the general basics, but I am trying to learn a little more about them which is why I joined TUG. Since my husband takes care of all the technicalities of our timeshare, I am not sure I would like to pay just to access those areas of the site just once. I researched using Redweek polls and various timeshare resources on the internet. I know everyone's favorites are different and that's why I was asking, because someone might bring up an area I didn't think about, like you did about Williamsburg. Once I am able to narrow down the list I think I will be ready to look up reviews, but as of right now all I'm looking for is opinions.
 
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If you can tell us exactly what you want to do with the list, we can be more accurate.
 

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Our favorites are Mexico and Hawaii in the winter.

Mexico has some of the most oppulent resorts as the cost of construction is less than many places. Many of the Mexico resorts are on nice beaches or have an ocean view. The rooms are usually large for a condo resort.

Hawaii is nice but the resorts are smaller and less over the top than Mexico.

Our favorite summer TS are Pacific Coast Coast in August.

Since most resorts have high demand to low demand seasons is your list to find a resorts higher demand seasons with the lowest buy in & MF ?
 

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Not looking for accuracy, just opinions :)

In that case - you should join TUG so you have access to the TUG ratings and reviews, plus the following lists:

Top 10 Resorts
Top 10 RCI Resorts
Top 10 II Resorts
Top 10 Marriott Resorts
Top 10 Wyndham Resorts
Top 10 Diamond Resorts
Top 10 Hilton Resorts
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Top 10 Starwood Resorts

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The $15 TUG membership is well worth the value received from this website.

Not only about vacations either. TUG and my TUG friends are a trusted voice on many different topics. If I want a review on a product or service a quick query in TUG Lounge will get a broad range of trustworthy responses, and yes some crazy ones as well, but mostly its very sound advice or information.

As for the OPs original question, maybe I'm thinking from a different angle but the single most requested trade is Maui and then I believe Aruba, with Orlando right there from the demand perspective as well.
 
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