Paying upfront for many years' holidays may not sound like such a great idea but when you consider the relatively high rate of inflation that many countries around the world are experiencing, together with the extremely low interest rates being offered by high street banks and building societies, it can make a lot of sense. In addition to protecting owners from future price increases, investing in a timeshare property could also motivate busy people to make an extra effort to clear their diaries for a week or two every year, so they can enjoy a holiday abroad and recharge their batteries.
Other benefits that accrue from fractional holiday ownership include the security that comes with paying an annual maintenance fee. Some people may see this fee as something of a burden but those who own their own holiday home outright will know otherwise. The maintenance charge means that you do not have to worry whether or not the resort will be maintained to a reasonable standard over the years and the fact that staff are always resident means your property is always secure, two things of which private owners are never sure.