3 Better Alternatives For Going On Holiday Than Investing In A Timeshare
Most of us delight in the thought of jetting off somewhere warm or exploring the lands of our home country, enjoying a bit of time out from work but, for many, a missguided holiday purchase has caused them a lot of grief.
Timeshares are often pitched to unsuspecting holidaymakers and are made to believe that they’re getting a good deal, but this is really not the case.
We spoke to Timeshare Consumer Association who said: “Getting involved with timeshares can be a dangerous game in the way that they look great on the surface. However, if you dig a bit deeper, they can cause you a lot of problems in the future.”
“Many people don’t know the full extent of the underlying costs involved with getting a timeshare and, because they’re so difficult to sell on, they can find themselves stuck with an unwanted timeshare contract feeling as though they have nowhere to turn.”
Luckily, if you’re thinking of going on holiday, there are so many other (and better) alternatives available to you that there’s really no reason to trouble yourself with the hassle of buying a timeshare.
Buy your own holiday home
One of the best alternatives to getting a timeshare is buying your own holiday home. With this option, you get all of the perks of a timeshare – privacy, lots of amenities, and home comforts – but you actually own the property.
This means that you can decorate your holiday home however you like and are able to rent it out to others for a bit of extra cash. If this is an option you’re considering, have a look through this guide by House Beautiful for more information.
Rent someone else’s home
With the rise in popularity of websites such as Airbnb, it’s now easier than ever to rent out someone else’s home when you go on holiday. This is a particularly good option if you crave your creature comforts but are not planning to purchase your own holiday home.
Staying in someone else’s home in a new country or destination gives you more than just a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of those who live there, so renting out someone else’s place is perfect for any of you culture vultures out there.
Go on a package holiday
Package holidays have been all the rage in recent years and really it’s no surprise as, with this type of holiday, all of the stress is taken out of your hands! You can get your flights, accommodation and activities all rolled into one with little planning on your part.
You have the option to go all inclusive and, with so many package holidays all over the globe, the world will be your oyster in terms of which country you visit.
You can book a package holiday with your local travel agent or even online and you’ll have the freedom to visit different resorts all around the world in the future if they take your fancy as you won’t be tied to the same accommodation.