3 Great Alternatives To A Timeshare For Your Summer Holiday

If you’re considering buying a timeshare as a way to give you and your family somewhere for a great summer holiday for years to come, then you may wish to reconsider as, in actual fact, a timeshare may not be the great investment you think it is.

While it’s true that there are some people who own a timeshare and are very happy with it, for many others, it’s nothing more than a financial burden that can even carry on for their families after the owner passes away. This is something that many people are aware of these days but there are still lots of people trapped in timeshares they can’t get out of, seeking advice from independent experts such as the Timeshare Consumer Association.

So, what should you do instead to avoid getting yourself in a similar situation, but still enjoy a good holiday for you and your family? Luckily, we have a few alternative suggestions for you so if you’d like to find out more, keep reading!

Head off on a package holiday

Some people may think that the humble package holiday is a thing of the past and something that’s a bit dated and unappealing. However, as explained in this article from the Independent, they have transformed with the times and experienced something of a renaissance in recent years.

Indeed, a package holiday can be one of the most convenient ways to enjoy a holiday. You just need to make one booking and everything is taken care of, which means no hunting around for deals on various airline websites or trying to track down an affordable hotel that meets your needs.

And, what’s even better is that package holidays are usually ATOL protected to give you extra peace of mind. Plus, if you go all inclusive, once you’ve booked you don’t need to worry about spending any more money once you’re out there!

A staycation

The popularity of a staycation has reached an all-time high following Britain’s somewhat dramatic exit from the EU. And for good reason, as we have an abundance of beautiful destinations right here on our doorstep, so it’s a great way to save some money.

Whether you fancy the seaside, the Lake District, or the highlands of Scotland, there are wonderful areas to be explored and holiday parks, campsites and hotels to accommodate all tastes.

Buying property overseas

Now, admittedly, this option is a rather costly one, but if the main attraction of buying a timeshare is having somewhere to return to year after year then you would certainly be much better off simply buying a property somewhere you love instead.

Rather than being lumbered with maintenance costs on a timeshare that quite often rise dramatically, that you have no choice but to pay, you could put that money towards paying off a mortgage instead.

And, there’s the added bonus of renting it out when you aren’t using it yourself to earn a bit of extra money. In a way, it almost helps to pay for itself!

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