Lots of people responded to a Timeshare Advice Centre poll about availability in booking their resorts, and the results are shocking.
There has been a lot of publicity of late regarding timeshare owners and how they have not been able to book their preferred resorts or dates.
The aim was to find out how satisfied they are when it comes to booking their chosen accommodation that they have already paid for.
They then had six options to choose from, which ranged from "I always find availability" to "I've given up trying to request availability".
Here are the results from the poll:
The results show that there are serious availability issues for timeshare owners.
A huge 91.66% of owners answered that they either rarely or never manage to get their preferred availability.
And 5.74% have completely given up trying.
Only small percentage of owners manage to get what they want. Fewer than one in 20 respondents claim to always find availability, a number even we were shocked by.
Only 2 percent saying they sometimes get availability, and over 60% saying they rarely get availability, but "there is not much difference between those two words except connotation."
People describing their success rate as 'sometimes' suggests hesitancy, while describing it as 'rarely' clearly indicates discontent.
It's becoming increasingly clear that modern travellers are not satisfied any more with the expensive and dated timeshare model.
These days, people want to visit the destinations they want to, when they want to, and have far greater flexibility when it comes to holidays.
If you want help or advice about getting free from your timeshare ownership, contact the Timeshare Advice Centre for free and confidential advice. You may even be able to claim compensation, so find out more about your options today.