Timeshare exchanges, and even timeshare rentals, are becoming more and more popular as a means of vacationing all around the globe. If you own a timeshare in Florida and want to see China - exchange it!
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has just released figures showing that international tourism is rebounding, especially in the Africa and Asia markets. That's good news for those of you who have been toying with the idea of a timeshare exchange or rental in South Africa for the World Cup this June. Read See China Through Timeshare Exchange for might more information on traveling to that exotic destination.
The UNWTO figures show that travel to Africa grew 7% in the first months of 2010. Travel to Asia and the Pacific was up 10% during the same time period. International travel to the Americas and to Europe was up 3%, at least reversing the previous downward trend.
UNWTO predicts a further 3-4% growth rate in overall international travel, despite the recent closure of the European airspace due to the ash cloud crisis. UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said: “Economic results have improved significantly in recent months with a positive impact on tourism demand."
Rifai added: “The economic recovery is being driven mainly by emerging economies, while growth is still sluggish in most advanced ones." This might explain why the largest international travel rebound is in Asia and Africa, while the U.S., Canada, and Europe travel numbers are behind, although they are showing improvement.
Here's a chance for you to have a great international vacation, and do your bit to help improve the international economy at the same time! Timeshare exchanges and international timeshare rentals are real bargains, cutting down significantly your overall vacation budget requirements. Do yourself a favor and hop on board the International Travel Express - for a vacation of memories that will not only last a lifetime, but might even spur you on to even more world travel!