Friday, November 20, 2009

Timeshare Industry Stats

This year, Ernst & Young conducted a survey of 1,629 recognized timeshare resorts in the United States. This information was compiled by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) to provide an overview of the state of the timeshare industry in the United States.

The 1,629 timeshare resorts in the United States, represent a total of approximately 182,100 units available for vacationers. Each resort, on an average, holds 112 units. Regarding unit sizes, 5% are studio units; 22% one-bedrooms; 64% are two-bedroom; and 8% have three or more bedrooms.

The top states that have the most timeshare resorts are: Florida, California and South Carolina. Those three states represent 39% of all U.S. timeshare resorts.

It’s not too surprising that beach destinations are the top category for resort location at 23%. This was followed by country/lakes resorts at 18%, golf resorts at 11% and ski resorts, also reported at 11%.

As a timeshare owner, it’s great to learn more about the industry and see how your resort compares to the 1,628 other timeshares available for rent, resale and exchange.


  1. Anonymous10:15 AM

    The great thing about all of these timeshare units is that a lot of them are available for rent, which really helps those of us who can't afford to buy.

  2. Anonymous11:49 AM

    While it's obviously true that top destinations are tropical beaches, I would submit that if what you're looking for is peaceful relaxation you can find lovely timeshares for sale in out-of-the-way places for a lot less.

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