National Travel & Tourism Week | RTX Timeshare Exchange Offers Variety

Hmmm…where to travel this summer? Travel should be on your mind this week, and with Resort Travel & Xchange, there are oh so many options, but we’ve got your back in making a decision. In this post, we’ll explore some really cool and varied vacation spots that you might not know about. But first, why the heck are timeshares such a good option for vacationing?

For one thing, they lead to you actually going on vacation, the benefits of which we’ve already gone over. A recent survey of more than 1,000 vacationers conducted for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) by research group Leger shows that an impressive one third of timeshare owners took four or more vacations in the last three years, compared to only 18 percent of non-owners.

“The ease of planning, spacious accommodations, and the ability to choose resorts all over the world all lead to a better overall vacation experience for timeshare owners,” said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA.

Also, there’s just plain more space when you timeshare, something most families can agree is a definite positive. With a kitchen, living room, and bedrooms, no longer are families crammed into a hotel room, eating pizza on the bed.

A 2014 survey found that 90% of travelers said a kitchen improved their vacation experience. With most timeshares coming equipped with a full kitchen, this makes it easy and low stress for families with young children, cuts costs, and gets everyone together for dinner.


Ok, so where to go? You could just throw a dart at a map, which might be fun, but let’s lay out some more refined options.

Carlsbad, California is a great little beach town that’s not your usual California destination. It’s got LEGOLAND for the kids, nightlife for the adults, and awesomely famous guacamole for everyone.

One of the great things about America is the variety. Take a jaunt down the old streets of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and you’ll think you’re back in time. See how people lived in colonial times, ride a rollercoaster at Busch Gardens, or eat some classic American food.

Easily accessible and very family friendly in the heart of the southeast, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, evokes a simpler, old fashioned time. Walk the main drag and sample moonshine, ride the Ober Gatlinburg gondola, or get a bite to eat and people watch. For solitude, head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is literally right next door and offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails.

Whatever you pick, be confident RTX is here to advise you on your summer vacation plans. Happy traveling!



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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .


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