Next month the Resort Development Organization will mark VisitEngland’s second English Tourism Week (16 – 24 March 2013) by highlighting the importance of timeshare to the country.
Two top timeshare developers, Club La Costa and Diamond Resorts (both members of RDO) are offering special discounts on British holidays to celebrate English Tourism Week www.englishtourismweek.co.uk
Club La Costa World Resorts & Hotels are giving timeshare members the opportunity to enjoy specially-priced stays of 2 nights dinner bed-and-breakfast for £299 (normally £399) or 3 nights at £399 (normally £499) at their award winning hotel and spa resort, Trenython Manor, in Cornwall. The price includes free entry to the world-famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
For details, please visit http://www.clcleisure.com/trenython//garden-breaks
And Diamond Resorts International® is offering 15% off stays at any of its resorts in England including:
- Broome Park Golf and Country Club – Kent
- Cromer Country Club – Norfolk
- Pine Lake Resort – Carnforth
- Thurnham Hall – Lancaster
- Woodford Bridge Country Club – Devon
- Wychnor Park Country Club – Staffordshire
To take advantage of the 15% discount, bookings must be made by 8th March 2013 and for more details, please contact Diamond Resorts International® on 0800 358 6991
Following the announcement that RDO will be supporting English Tourism Week, Lady Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland, said, “English Tourism Week is about celebrating the fantastic quality of holidays here in England. We have such a vast array of top class accommodation in the country to suit all budgets and I am delighted to see the RDO’s members supporting this week by some great offers.”
The timeshare industry has helped keep occupany levels at UK resorts healthy all year round – as an example, the timeshare industry reported *72% year round occupancy levels, compared with just under **47% for the UK hotel sector.
Britain’s favourite timeshare destinations tend to be located in areas of outstanding natural beauty where there are few full time job opportunities, so this sector of the holiday industry is an important employer in these rural locations, providing year round rather than seasonal work at the 131 timeshare resorts in the UK.
The UK timeshare industry is both an eco and economical industry, not only boosting job opportunities but also generating some £1.1 billion in timeshare expenditure, including £450 million in visitor spend on restaurants, shops and local attractions.
From contemporary boutique hotels to historic manor houses and even coaching inns – some dating back as far as the 15th century – Britain’s timeshare properties provide quality accommodation in popular touristic destinations such as Devon and Cornwall, the Lake District and the Cotswolds. In addition, timeshare owners are not necessarily limited to a resort or hotel, they can also try their hand on a narrow boat or choose a floating holiday along England’s canals, best enjoyed in the summer months.
The UK now has approximately 589,000 timeshare owners, with 88% of those surveyed a few years ago reporting high satisfaction levels. Owners also have the option of holidaying away from their home resort, thanks to flexible points and exchange systems, so that they can enjoy the timeshare lifestyle both at home and abroad at thousands of resorts available through RCI and Interval International.
English Tourism Week starts 16th March 2013. For more details on what’s happening and what’s “best of British”, go to www.englishtourismweek.co.uk
*Data source University of Nottingham Business School, 2009, report compiled on behalf of RDO
** Data source EuroStat Tourism Statistics
The Resort Development Organisation (RDO) is the pan European trade body for vacation ownership.
Covering usage types such as timeshare, fractional ownership, private residence clubs, condo hotels and destination clubs, it was established to improve representation for reputable companies in the industry and to promote fair-trading, quality and growth.