What is Villa Group Vacation Ownership?
May 19, 2014
Vacation ownership is a general term that refers to any kind of vacation property or second home. It is a multifaceted term that can indicate full or fractional ownership as well as club membership in a residence club. The Villagroup have a variety of vacation ownership options, although its main focus is timeshare club membership at Villa del Palmar resorts in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Loreto.
What does Universal Vacation Club International Stand For?
January 2, 2014
The initials UVCI mean Universal Vacation Club International and are used to refer to the timeshare exchange network that manages the timeshare resort properties of Mexican based timeshare developers, The Villagroup Timeshare so that members can exchange their units for other destinations within the resort family. Operating since 1984, UVCI is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that has made a positive impact on the timeshare industry in Mexico, ensuring that members can make the most out of their purchases.
Selling your Timeshare
December 15, 2013
Selling your timeshare is not as straight forward as it might seem, although there is a fairly good market for timeshare resales, if you know what you are doing. The key element to remember when selling your timeshare is why you bought it in the first place. Timeshare ownership is not meant to be a financial investment whereby you make an incredible profit; on the contrary your returns are not economic but experiential. So, it is important to bear that in mind if you are opting to sell your timeshare.
Perhaps the wisest action to take before you sell your timeshare is to assess your reasons for selling. A quick sale may not actually be in your best interests once you get to the bottom of your motives for selling.
After the financial crisis of 2008, many families found themselves in financial trouble, making it less likely to be able to go on regular vacations and take advantage of a timeshare property. Selling your timeshares under these circumstances may seem like the best short term solution, while in the long run, if you are able to ride the storm, you will be glad that you never gave up your dream of vacation ownership. Once you have made the initial investment, selling out makes your purchase a waste of money while sticking firm means you will still have your unit once things pick up again.
In cases where you cannot afford to take vacations regularly, an alternative to selling would be to join a vacation club so that you can bank your timeshare week and use it less frequently, let’s say every other year. That way you carry over your points and can stay in a bigger accommodation or for a longer period of time. If you opt for a larger unit, you may be able to invite friends and split the costs, making it more affordable.
Change of Scenery
Some people have gone to the same resort for years and years and feel like they need a change. However, there is no need to sell your timeshare to be able to go to different destinations. You can swap your timeshare and therefore stay anywhere in the world. A vacation club is a great way to do this, although you can also do so privately. The great thing about some vacation clubs like Interval International is that you can choose to exchange your timeshare for a cruise vacation too.
If you have emotional reasons for selling your timeshare, such as a bereavement or divorce, you would do well to wait before taking any rash actions. To avoid old memories you may wish to exchange your timeshare for new destinations, or even lend it to family and friends while you decide what you want to do with your property in the long run.
Left in a Will
Some people find themselves with a timeshare property they wish to sell after being left it in a will. Before negating the idea of owning a timeshare, at least try it out and see if vacation ownership could suit your lifestyle. Rather than selling you may wish to make a profit by renting, or at least lending it to friends and family.
TIMESHARE RESALE SCAMS
Timeshare Opportunities at Villa del Palmar, Puerto Vallarta
December 14, 2013
Buying a timeshare is a great opportunity if you like to take vacations. It gives you the chance to buy something you can call your own without all the responsibilities of home ownership, especially if your vacation property is in a foreign country.
Purchasing or renting a timeshare at Villa del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta is an excellent choice, particularly if you like to return to the same place frequently. While there is no reason why you have to visit your specific property every year, thanks to timeshare exchanges and vacation clubs, Puerto Vallarta is one of those destinations where returning year in year out would never get boring.
Puerto Vallarta is a destination bursting at the seams with activities and pastimes that will engage all the family. With multiple options for fun in the ocean such as fishing, jet skis, banana boats, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing … the list goes on endlessly … as well as great activities on land such as mountain hikes, zip-lining, bird watching, a botanical garden, horseback riding, ATVs and more, there is no reason why you should spend a single day with nothing to do. And that is not even taking into consideration days lounging by the pool or splashing around on the sea shore!
Villa del Palmar, Puerto Vallarta timeshare units are a great compromise between hotel living and a home from home. If you have a timeshare in another location, you can easily swap your unit for one at Villa del Palmar via a vacation club like Interval International or Universal Vacations. There are also still some great timeshare opportunities to be had at this excellent resort if you attend a timeshare presentation.
What makes Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta’s units so distinctive is their spaciousness and attention to detail and comfort. They are designed with ease in mind. Plenty of room for all the family and an easy to use kitchen with dining room. Even the smallest entry level suites have a kitchenette and somewhere to eat breakfast or lunch! The suites also have balconies with pleasant views, with many having great sea vistas or views of the resort landscape and pools.
The resort facilities at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta will also make you feel like you have made an excellent choice selecting a timeshare unit there. An amazing spa with a long list of pampering therapies and massages awaits guests at a reasonable price and the gym equipment is well kept in a cool air-conditioned environment. There are three pools for timeshare owners or renters to use and two main restaurants and a deli. Visitors are made to feel like they are exclusive guests in their own home and have the option to buy all inclusive passes too.
PUERTO VALLARTA DISCOUNTS
Freebies and Timeshare Tours
December 10, 2013
Let’s be honest! We have all done it! Offer us a free breakfast or a complimentary gift and our bargain hunter psychological framework takes over. And that is just the way timeshare free gifts work. We all want something for nothing, and a freebie is always welcome. Timeshare promoters or OPCs will have a whole bag of things to offer you from discounts to restaurant vouchers; all you have to do is give up a couple of hours of your time.
Is the gift really free?
In actual fact, the answer to that question is relative. You are for all intents and purposes giving up time on your vacation to take a tour of a hotel or resort, no matter how amazing it is. So, in effect, your gift is payment for your time. In the case of legitimate timeshare tours and presentations, the gift is therefore free from any monetary cost and should be seen as a thank you for your time. However, there are cases of gift scams to be wary of where tourists end up paying for their gift in some way such as delivery, taxes, registration or to enter a “prize draw.”
Kinds of Genuine Gifts
The best way to gauge if you are heading into a scam or a hard sell is to consider the free gift in terms of profit margin. If the gift is so over the top you cannot imagine how the company can afford to give it away to everyone that attends a presentation, then the red lights should start to flash. Usually, reputable companies will offer discounts on tours and activities or give dinner vouchers to attract visitors, especially if the timeshare units are at luxury resorts worth visiting just for the sake of it.
How Long is the Presentation and Tour?
That will really depend on the resort, your guide and you. If you have lots of questions, then the presentation could last a lot longer, but most tours last only a few hours and won’t take up much more than a morning or afternoon. The time you are at the resort will also depend on whether you have been offered a free breakfast or lunch.