The coronavirus has been global gamechanger, especially for the travel and hospitality industry, of which timeshare is an integral component. This pandemic has led us to search for ‘smart solutions’ for a new way to holiday that supports social distancing friendly holidays. It seems the pendulum has swung from experimental travel and accommodations towards certainty, trust and knowledge as the need for re-assurance for safety and cleanliness becomes a priority.
The main questions are: what types of accommodation do we feel confident in? What types of holidays are conducive to social distancing? And, do we hop in the car and drive or is it safe to fly?
Timeshare / vacation ownership and timeshare rental have an advantage in the wake of this pandemic with its home-away-from-home offering. Established and recognised industry brands are able to offer the peace-of-mind that comes with highly detailed standard operating procedures for exactly how each accommodation will be sanitised between and during stays.
As people look to plan safe family trips, this will no doubt be the year of the road trip, with domestic travel and closer-to-home destinations holding even more appeal than usual. Across South Africa, there are over 140 timeshare resorts in sought-after locations, which means that your holiday destination is within a drivable distance from home. And once you are there, you’ll be able to enjoy the resort’s leisure activities in wide-open spaces and accommodation with enough space for the whole family to unwind.
When packing your holiday essentials, please remember a mask for every family member!