Timeshare heaven or hell? Editorial, Woman's Weekly 8th August 2006 (pdf file: Download )
The first survey of thousands of timesharers has revealed shocking results - most are perfectly happy with their purchases!
The industry has had a terrible press and is tainted with tales of innocent tourists being pressurised by bullying timeshare reps until they sign on the dotted line.
But the Organisation for Timeshare in Europe (OTE) recently questioned 15,000 UK owners of timeshare properties and discovered an amazing 70 per cent weren't only happy with their timeshare, they would also recommend it to their friends.
Some new holiday trends came to light during the research. Nearly half of people who own timeshares come from the South East and the Midlands. Most timeshares are in Spain and the Canaries. And timesharers love to take holidays - a third have three breaks a year and a lucky 17 per cent of owners manage to get away more than five times a year.