Archive for November, 2015


Timeshare in India, is roughly 20 years old and is still unexplored in terms of leveraging to potential. While younger profiles of business managers and IT professionals have the means, the time and the inclination, current market conditions make it difficult to sell a long-term buyout of vacation-ownership.

But if you look at market expansion from a larger perspective, the industry is still “early phase” on the evolution curve. And the big opportunities here could be the prime motivator for existing businesses looking for expansion and new entrants wanting to take that first big step.

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Sterling Holidays Emerald Bay, Karwar

Ask people about their favourite timeshare locations and they will invariably talk about Goa, Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Manali – among other popular go-to places. But there’s something we all need to keep in mind. The more popular a destination, the more crowded it will turn out to be year after year. And this can make bookings a challenge, even if you think you’re nice and early.

If you are one of those vacation seekers looking for newer horizons, watch this space. We plan to feature timeshare locations off the beaten track, where AIRDA members have a quiet but significant presence. This month we look at Karwar – not too far away from Goa, but with all the buzz and beach miles you could be looking for.

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November 2015: Views & Interviews

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I saw this smart young man at a bookstore the other day, with several books on travel. Now that was something that got me interested.

I asked him if he was interested in travel and he nodded, with a weak grin. I prodded him further. “When did you last go on a holiday,” I asked him. “Five years ago,” was his response. When I heard that, I let him pay for his books and gently guided him to the small coffee shop next door. And we continued our conversation.

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November 2015: Message of the Month – B. S. Rathor

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