The school holidays are around the corner and top of the ‘To Do’ list is planning the next family vacation, which often stirs up fond memories of our own childhood holidays as we reminisce on fun-filled days at favourite destinations. There’s no doubt that some of the greatest family experiences are built around vacations, which creates a desire to revive these memories for our children and loved ones.
But, this can be challenging when faced with the ever-rising cost of living and our fast-paced lifestyles that don’t leave much time and resources for holiday planning.
The Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), says there is no need to feel disillusioned because quality holidays are within your reach with shared vacation ownership.
“For more than 5 decades, shared vacation ownership has made it possible for millions of families around the world to create a legacy of cherished memories. Purchasing a shared vacation ownership product creates excitement about vacations without the uncertainty of accommodation expectations or the trepidation of a hefty bill at the end of your stay,” explains Alex Bosch, VOASA spokesperson.
A once-off purchase is made of furnished accommodation at a fraction of the whole ownership price. Thereafter, a levy is paid throughout the year to cover the cost of maintaining and ensuring the quality of the accommodation. The added benefits are that the levies are not subject to any profit and that your vacation is paid-off over 52-weeks.
Each accommodation is divided into periods of usually weeks that are sold separately. Often the amount of time purchased is expressed in terms of “points”, which is a popular trend to increase the range of use options. The units are also priced according to the size of the property, the resort amenities and location, and the season in which the week is sold.
From building sand castles with the kids on sun drenched beaches, to the thrill of exploring hiking trails in majestic mountain settings or whether you yield the call to escape to the peace and tranquillity of nature and wildlife, shared vacation ownership delivers the best in vacation experiences. The vast portfolio of luxury and spacious accommodations suit the specific needs and size requirements of every family. Home-like amenities, such as modern kitchens kitted with the latest appliances, ensure a comfortable and affordable stay that saves on added laundry service costs or dining out.
The timeless allure of family vacations is enjoyed throughout the year by 500 000 shared vacation owners in South Africa, who are taking advantage of better value holidays and re-defining the way they spend their vacations at more than 200 VOASA member resorts, golf villas, chalets, apartments and all-suit properties. And when it’s time to wrap up the holiday, shared vacation owners take home the best souvenir – priceless quality family vacation memories.