The coronavirus pandemic will mark an inflection point in any number of aspects of modern life, vacations among them.
First off: Yes, we will all go on escapes again, hopefully soon. But when that time comes, are travelers going to get back on crowded airplanes and stay in large hotels and resorts with community pools, elevators with thousands of folks using them daily and well-trafficked lobbies, restaurants and common areas?
Many will. But the quantity of those types of travelers will likely dwindle.
Just as “social distancing” has entered the lexicon, so too has “vacation distancing.” The concept is simple. It’s not that you’re never going to go out in public again, just that you’re going to be a little more thoughtful and cautious about the places you’ll go — in terms of logistics (How are we getting there?), location (How densely crowded is the destination?) and the type of property (Hotel? Resort? Timeshare? Vacation rental property?). You’re going to factor in the potential health risks of your vacation just as you would, say, the weather, sightseeing and amenities.
ResClubs Golf, Fun & Sun, pre-dating Covid-19, wasn’t designed with this new paradigm in mind — the focus was, and remains, on opening up access to an array of world-class locations for families who live for outdoor sports like golf, skiing and fishing, while also being a sound investment. Yet in the wake of the pandemic, it has become apparent that the ResClubs concept is especially well suited to the burgeoning era of vacation distancing.
The potential pitfalls of hotels and resorts are also present in, for example, timeshares (where you own nothing and, at least partly as a result, control nothing, including who stays there or the cleaning regimen); fractional ownership does offer equity but has many of the same issues, never mind that their costs tend to be inflated and it usually proves difficult to resell.
With access to an ever expanding array of properties in the ResClubs Golf, Fun & Sun membership, in partnership with the Nicklaus lifestyle brand, you can decide how near or far you wish to travel, and what kind of surrounds you desire. All its properties are top-notch, part of internationally branded resort communities prepped as spotlessly as they are run.
With your membership, you simply select the desired product and level of personal usage, 2 or 4 weeks; there’s even an option for investors with zero weeks. The remaining weeks from the 10 weeks of membership is placed with the leading management company which provides “hassle-free” operation, so you don’t have to lift a finger, except to count the money coming in.
With all ResClub Golf, Fun & Sun membership programs, there’s a guaranteed rental element which allows all members to benefit and earn an additional income up to 10% per annum (based upon personal usage level selected).
And then there’s this: At anytime after your 5th year anniversary date, there is a membership buyback program at 110% of the initial membership price, so you can always sell your membership back to the developer.
With the ResClub at Bear’s Den Residence Club, the exclusive Jack Nicklaus Inspired Bear’s Den Community in Reunion Resort, in Orlando — home to Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson Signature courses — you’ll stay happy and healthy, and your finances will, too.
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