Hobart’s only beachside resort, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Seven Mile Beach, has been acknowledged as the favourite destination for holiday-makers in the South Pacific’s biggest timeshare group.
The Tasmanian timeshare resort, which is part of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s resort portfolio has won the company’s Owner Satisfaction Award for 2013 taking top honours for overall resort experience, resort staff, check-in, apartment satisfaction and grounds.
The award was based on survey feedback from timeshare owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.
There are more than 47,000 timeshare owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club and of the club’s 24 South Pacific resorts that took part in the survey, Wyndham Seven Mile Beach received the highest honour.
Wyndham Seven Mile Beach resort manager, Kim Millington said the award is a credit to the hospitality and professionalism of the Tasmanian team.
“Over 14,000 vacation owners and their guests holidayed at Wyndham Seven Mile Beach in 2013, which according to research on average spend, equates to an injection of approximately $7.3 million into the local economy,” Millington said.
The data, compiled by research firm AECgroup highlights the significant economic contribution that timeshare makes to the tourism industry.
“On average, timeshare tourists tend to spend more than regular tourists because they don’t have to factor the cost of accommodation into their holiday budget,” said Millington.
Since 2009, the timeshare industry’s national economic output has grown 22.3% to a total of $616.5 million in 2012. The research showed that the timeshare sector eclipsed the broader tourism industry in key growth metrics including occupancy, domestic visitation and visitor spend and satisfaction.
CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Barry Robinson, said the award is a reflection of the increasing value of the timeshare sector to the tourism industry.
“We are providing a service that people desire and that they can benefit from,” Robinson said. “Australians are starting to understand the benefits of timeshare ownership and as they do, we will continue to grow and perform.”
According to research recently commissioned by the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), 90% of timeshare owners reported satisfaction with their most recent timeshare accommodation and 77% believed their ownership had already saved them money or would do so in the future.
Wyndham Seven Mile Beach has demonstrated why Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is considered an industry leader.
The resort is situated opposite Hobart’s Seven Mile Beach. It boasts eco-friendly, spacious self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments plus Presidential and Grand Suites along with world-class facilities and customer service.
“We are one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets, just 20 minutes from Hobart,” Millington said.