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Disability Friendly Timeshares

  • Synopsis: Published: 2009-01-07 (Revised/Updated 2012-09-17) - Timeshare resorts are a great alternative accommodation that cater to the needs of those with disabilities plus they save you money. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Jennifer.

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If you have a disability, one of the decisions that will have the most impact on the quality of your vacation experience is where you'll reside when you travel.

Timeshares are a fantastic alternative to traditional accommodations because they offer an array of services and amenities you won't find in the average hotel.

Disability Travel

Traveling with a disability presents a range of concerns that the average vacationer never has to consider. However, there is no reason why your vacation shouldn't be everything you imagined; all it takes is a little advance planning so that you can make informed choices.

While all hotels and resorts in the United States are required by law to have wheelchair accessible entrances and rooms, many international destinations are not governed by comparable laws. In addition, many hotels - even some in the United States - are not prepared to cater to individuals with needs or health conditions that exceed the limitations of a physical disability. And while some hotels may claim that their rooms are disability friendly, there is sometimes a discrepancy between what is advertised and the reality of your experience.

Timeshares and Disabilities

There are hundreds of timeshare resorts in the United States as well as across the globe that will cater to the needs of those with disabilities and other health concerns. There are also numerous timeshares for rent in wheelchair accessible timeshare resorts with helpful staff members who will aid you in planning activities once you arrive. For physically disabled travelers, timeshare units offer the benefit of additional living space, making it easier for you to maneuver in your luxurious quarters.

If you're not confined to a wheelchair, there are still a number of concerns that you may have about the lodgings you select. For sight-impaired travelers who require the aid of a guide dog, there are numerous pet-friendly timeshares that encourage guests to bring their canine friends. The option to buy timeshares in your favorite destination is a great choice if you must travel with a trusted companion, because as you visit year after year, your furry friend will begin to view your timeshare as a home away from home, just as you will!

Have special dietary needs that you're worried about addressing when you vacation? Almost all timeshares come equipped with full kitchens and all the necessary appliances so that you can cook your own meals if need be.

Additional Comfort without Additional Costs

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, timeshares can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on the cost of vacationing every year, depending on whether you rent or buy. The internet is a great place to begin researching potential destinations and timeshare resorts. Start your search, and you'll discover that the vacation you've always dreamed of is well within your reach.



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