What does November 1st mean to you? It may mean a birthday is coming up or an anniversary, a good memory or a bad one, and more. But for some not in the know, November 1st is International Timeshare Appreciation Day.

The event was founded by Lisa Ann Schreier who is the Executive Director of the National Timeshare Owners Association. The holiday was started back in 2012 and upon creation of the event, Schreier said, “I invite people and organizations from around the world to join together and celebrate all the great things about timeshare…and there are many.”

The idea of Timeshare Appreciation Day is to spread positive experiences related to owning a timeshare since the media tends to portray timeshares in a bad light. Mostly buyer and seller scams are the stories that make the headlines, but there are so many positive aspects to ownership and reputable companies out there that provide legitimate transactions, that a positive awareness day had to be created.To celebrate, here are some great reminders of owning a timeshare:

Vacationing In Your Favorite Destination Each Year

If you own a timeshare in Orlando and are a huge Disney fan, enjoying time away from home in the timeshare where your favorite theme park resides is a bonus. And if your timeshare is in the Big Apple and you left your heart there, fear no more knowing that you can return to your soulmate city until your heart’s content.

Exchange For New Destinations Around The World

Okay, so you love your place, but this year you want to spice things up and see more of the world a little bit. One of the perks of timeshare ownership is being able to take your week and exchange it for another destination. Dreamt about seeing the great pyramids of Egypt? Dream no longer! When you join timeshare exchange programs like RCI and Interval International, you’ll be able to trade your timeshare week for another destination somewhere different.

More Space, More Room, More Privacy

There’s just no way any hotel can compete with a timeshare. The amenity style resorts are usually more spacious, offer kitchens, washers and dryers, and more things than your basic hotel doesn’t. Also, it helps to know that once you pay for your timeshare, inflation won’t get in the way of your travel plans. Fast fact: Timeshares cost a fraction of what a condo or vacation home does.

Guarantees To Taking A Vacation

Knowing that you have a week of timeshare usage motivates owners to actually act upon this and take a vacation versus people who don’t own and rely simply on deciding whether to book a hotel and take a vacation or not. When you own a timeshare, your property is ready and waiting for you to enjoy every year. So make the best out of your timeshare ownership since there are so many valuable perks that go along with owning one. And when November 1st comes along, don’t forget to hashtag #Yes2Timeshare on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites to spread the love.


Ryan Pittman is the Vice President of Marketing at Timeshares Only, Fidelity Real Estate, and Clearshare with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships. Prior to his current role, he worked in SEO, Network Engineering, Omnichannel Marketing, and Sales at several companies, and served as Cyberspace Information Technology and Information Systems Management positions for the United States Navy. Ryan’s greatest strengths are his intelligence, creativity, drive and leadership. In 2010 Ryan was recognized with the Letter of Appreciation by Commander A. G. Myers, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet for outstanding achievement, extraordinary dedication and professionalism. He lives in Orlando, Florida and loves to travel the world. Some of his favorite destinations are: The Caribbean, Israel, San Diego, Chicago, Austin and New York. In his free time, he likes to work on projects around the house, entertain guests, and you can generally find him on the water.

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