Friday, July 24, 2009

Who’s Got the Best Price? Timeshare vs. Travel Web Sites

Finally we’ve answered the burning question vacation travelers want to know. Who’s got the best price on accommodations? Is it, with its list of almost 5,000 timeshare resorts available for rent worldwide, or an online travel Web site like Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity? We decided it was time to take a hard look, compare prices, and find out once and for all. On May 15, 2009 we conducted research on a 7-night stay in a 1 or 2-bedroom condo listed on and compared it to the exact same (or similar) resort at Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity. You might be surprised at the results we found.

We looked at four top travel destinations and these are the prices we found, per night, for a 7 night stay:

Expedia $159, Orbitz $159, Priceline $186, Travelocity $159, $86

Las Vegas:
Expedia $106, Orbitz $79, Priceline $113, Travelocity $127, $75

Expedia $231, Orbitz $230, Priceline $294, Travelocity $247, $141

Expedia $430, Orbitz $450, Priceline $430, Travelocity $430, $214
Click here to see the comparison chart.

In every case,’s timeshare rental was the lowest price for room accommodations! And, what’s great about renting a timeshare is that the space is so much larger than a traditional hotel room, which is ideal when traveling with children. You can even save more money when you cook meals in your timeshare because most have a full kitchen and dining room. You can even pack lighter by washing clothes while you are there because washer and dryers are almost always standard.

On your next vacation, plan ahead and check out the beautiful timeshare resorts available for rent at You’ll be glad you did.

1 comment:

  1. Until a friend turned me on to, I had no idea that renting a timeshare could save you so much money! And you get so much more for the dollar, with more space than cramped hotel rooms, a kitchen to help save with meals, And - who knew? - the resort's amenities. All for one low, low, low price! I'm hooked!