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Timeshare resorts shine at Lilizela AwardsSouth Africa is well known for its world-class timeshare resorts which attract international holidaymakers and over 500,000 local timeshare owners and holiday club members. The quality holidays and the valuable contribution that these resorts make to the country's tourism value-chain were recognised at this year's Lilizela Tourism Awards, South Africa's premier travel and tourism awards. 14 Nov 2019 Read more

6 reasons why timeshare trumps hotels and home-sharingAccording to the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) there are typically two factors that influence holidaymakers' decision when choosing accommodation - cost and the comfort of home-like amenities. While most people don't require a five-star accommodation experience, they do want the best value for their hard-earned money. 30 Oct 2019 Read more

VOASA heeds call to partner with SA Tourism in growing the economyThe Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) says it welcomes the call made by Minister Kubayi-Ngubane in her Tourism Budget Vote Speech to partner with the leisure market in driving affordable family vacation packages and overcoming the challenges of unemployment by growing the economy through tourism. 6 Aug 2019 Read more

Understanding timeshare: Getting to grips with timeshare productsTimeshare products are inherently complex and bewildering to the average consumer, but getting to grips with the various products helps avoid pitfalls when buying timeshare and ensures that you reap all the benefits of this vacation lifestyle. 7 May 2019 Read more

Independent Timeshare Complaints Service to aid consumersThe Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) has encouraged consumers to take advantage of the Independent Timeshare Complaints Service (ITCS) when dealing with disputes involving its members. 6 May 2019 Read more

Why the timeshare option 'makes perfect sense'The timeshare industry, which is one of the earliest and largest examples of collaborative consumption, is a true backbone of the economy. This is according to the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), which says the industry has made it possible for holidaymakers to enjoy the benefits of quality and luxury vacations at a fraction of the cost. 5 Apr 2019 Read more

How to protect yourself from timeshare scamsWherever a market exists, deceptive or fraudulent activity can also be present and the same is true for the timeshare industry. 10 Sep 2018 Read more

Understanding timeshare - Part 1: The evolution of timeshareTimeshare is a great way to vacation for those who understand the product and how to use it. 29 Jun 2018 Read more

Five things you probably didn't know about timeshareWhen you consider that there are 750,000 timeshare owners in South Africa and over 20 million globally enjoying annual vacations year after year, you begin to realise that timeshare (also referred to as shared vacation ownership) is a booming industry. 14 May 2018 Read more

Why buying timeshare is a good ideaThe truth of the matter is that if your idea of a vacation means sleeping on a relative's couch, then timeshare is most likely not right for you. But, if you are an avid vacationer who invests time and money in creating memorable vacations in sought-after destinations - then here's why buying timeshare is a good idea. 23 Apr 2018 Read more

The golden age of timeshare"The golden age of timeshare is ahead of us, not behind us." This was the message from Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). 9 Apr 2018 Read more

Timeshare boosts SA economyNot only is shared vacation ownership good for our health by ensuring that we take regular holidays, it's also good for our country's economy. 12 Mar 2018 Read more

Timeshare owners and vacation club members in 'pole position'Location is everything, especially when it comes to uninterrupted sea views and being a stone's throw away from direct access to South Africa's best beaches. 13 Dec 2017 Read more

Vacation ownership - A robust area within SA tourismAs one of the world's leading shared vacation ownership markets, South Africa has resonated the sustained vibrancy of the international market. 3 Oct 2017 Read more

It's a fact - kitchens improve vacations!What makes a great vacation? While some say it's the destination, being with your loved ones and even the weather - research has revealed that the most important factor is actually a kitchen. 31 May 2017 Read more

Shared Vacation Owners Enjoy More HolidaysAccording to a recent worldwide omnibus survey, on average South African shared vacation owners spend 6.5 more days on vacation than their non-owner counterparts. This was revealed by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) International Foundation (AIF), who conducted their 2016 survey in 18 countries that spanned across 6 different continents. 16 Apr 2017 Read more

The Best Way to Invest in Family Vacation MemoriesThe school holidays are around the corner and top of the ‘To Do' list is planning the next family vacation, which often stirs up fond memories of our own childhood holidays as we reminisce on fun-filled days at favourite destinations. There's no doubt that some of the greatest family experiences are built around vacations, which creates a desire to revive these memories for our children and loved ones. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Everything Women Look for in VacationsIt is a widely-known fact that women are increasingly taking charge of household decisions, and topping that ‘TO DO' list is the planning of vacations. Deciding when, where and how they and their loved ones will spend their vacation has the distinct influence of a women's touch. 20 Feb 2017 Read more

An Insight into Shared Vacation OwnershipEach year millions of families across the globe enjoy the benefits of shared vacation ownership. Since the inception in the mid-1960's across Europe, it has evolved into a major global industry that gives a massive economic boost to the tourism and hospitality sectors. 10 Jan 2017 Read more

Why are Shared Vacation Owners Smiling This Festive Season?‘Tis the season to be jolly' for shared vacation owners, who are smiling because their Christmas stocking is filled with the best holiday benefits. Luxury accommodation that offers home-like amenities to meet the individual needs of each family, spacious rooms and effective cost-saving options have brought on the cheer of the holiday season. 1 Dec 2016 Read more