Early this week, my wife and I were surprised to see a commercial for travel to Branson Missouri during prime time network TV. If you haven't seen one yet, you likely will, as they're part of a massive new marketing campaign. The production quality is CSI Miami-style stunning, with lush visuals, exciting music, and young families frolicking. Branson has long sought to attract a younger and more affluent crowd of visitors, and spots like these might just do the trick. The recent opening of the city's airport has made travel to Branson easier and less expensive; something that could turn a popular regional destination into a national one.
As families plan Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations this year, will Branson be on their mind? If so, even some of the best hotel promotions just can't compete with renting a timeshare. Remember, the nightly rate at a hotel is just the beginning; after room taxes, fees, and surcharges, the bill at check-out is often unrecognizable. When you rent a Branson timeshare, you'll stay as an 'owner-guest' with full access to amenities, and room-taxes. You'll have the space of a one, two, or three bedroom condo, not a cramped hotel room, and since most timeshares have full kitchens, saving money on meals is easy!
Those who haven't rented a timeshare before are often leary of attending a sales presentation. Don't worry: Although the resort may ask you to tour, as an 'owner-guest' you're under no obligation to. Besides, should you want to buy the timeshare you're staying in, you'll save thousands buying timeshare resale from the owner.
To be sure, Branson has a lot going for it as a vacation destination. In addition to a new airport, the multi-million dollar Branson Landing is now the city's top attraction. With some slick new advertising, and a recession-weary public in need of an affordable vacation, now just may be Branson's time in the sun.