The European Timeshare Consumer in the Twenty-First Century

Isabel Cortés-Jiménez, Stephen Albert Pratt, Ilenia Bregoli, Chris Cooper

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This paper outlines the results of the most recent pan-European survey of timeshare and its owners. The paper begins by placing timeshare in context of the European leisure sector and outlining previous research on timeshare. It then goes on to examine the results of a major survey of timeshare owners and the industry. The results unveil the profile of timeshare owners in Europe, their purchasing behaviour and their future intentions; it also looks into the satisfaction of the timeshare experience. The survey demonstrates that timeshare represents a significant sector of the European accommodation market a d that in general, consumers have a high satisfaction rate with their use of timeshare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-164
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • European tourism
  • Fractional ownership
  • Timeshare resort
  • Vacation ownership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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