About Shared Ownership

Since its creation, the vacation ownership industry has evolved into a billion-dollar industry, including global brands such as Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham. More and more, resort developers are finding that including a shared ownership component in their mixed use resort property can help create additional steady revenue streams and find synergies to help weather the economic cycles of the travel and real estate industries.

With vacation ownership, sometimes referred to as timeshare, you sell rights to your property to multiple parties. Typically, timeshare developers sell vacation ownership interests in either one-week intervals or as packages of points that can be used to reserve resort accommodations.

Industry Overview

5,300 Timeshare resorts around the world


1,555   Timeshare resorts in U.S. , representing 194,420 total units


Vacation ownership resorts boast a 78% occupancy rate , compared to 64% occupancy for hotels



Industry Finances & Growth

U.S. vacation ownership sales represent $7.9   billion


7.9%  of U.S. households currently own a timeshare, up from 7.2% in 2012



Owner Profile

Median Age: 51


67% have a college education or higher


74% are married


66% have no children at home


83% are satisfied with vacation ownership


61% would purchase timeshare again


17% currently own multiple timeshares


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The Timeshare Exchange Value Proposition

Timeshare exchange networks like RCI’s add value to the vacation ownership you will sell at your resort. With an exchange affiliation, your owners have the opportunity to travel to destinations around the world – in fact, RCI’s network boasts more than 4,300 resorts in nearly 110 countries. And, with new members exchanging to visit your resort, you are creating a pipeline of new prospects to contact who already understand the value of vacation ownership.



Why RCI? undefined

When it comes to the timeshare industry, RCI has more experience than any exchange company in the world. 
Much more than just exchange, RCI can help you grow your business, whether you are a new entrant in the vacation ownership industry or an established company seeking to reach your goals. 


Learn how RCI can help your resort development plan