In January, I usually dedicate my message to holiday resolutions for the New Year. And this year I will make a renewed attempt at urging you to take a break – my concern here has a lot to do with work-life balance and the need to refresh body, mind and spirit.
I do hope many of you will view these as thought-starters, or prompts that will help you look at leisure time with the family as you go up the corporate ladder.
In the early phase of your career
If you are in the early phase of your career, you could be already bitten by the travel bug. Young professionals these days have a wide spectrum for fitness and outdoor interests. But from what I have observed, they also have an overdose on workloads. During the early part of your career, work gets hectic with, or without difficult bosses. And working hours can stretch beyond the customary 9-to-5, till you start getting calls from home.
But this is the time you need to balance out work and leisure, or recreation – to plan your time, take your breaks and go on that annual vacation. At 25, you may not really think about a timeshare plan, maybe it’s a little too early - but keep this in mind as a “must-do” in a few years.
If you’re closing in on 30
If you are around 29 or 30, you must have climbed the ladder at the workplace. And I assume you are either married, or soon-to-married. This is a good time to take your work-life balance to the next level and work around a timeshare vacation plan. Timeshare vacations will give your young family an amazing window to the world of leisure and holidays in India and other timeshare resorts across the globe.
At this stage of your career you are probably better prepared for an EMI plan on timeshare, and AIRDA resorts will offer you affordable finance plans over a convenient pay-back period. (Think about it after your EMIs conclude on your first car.)
If you’re between 35 and 40
If you’re between 35 and 40 there are three ways to look at it. One: you already have timeshare. Two: you’re interested, but waiting for the right time in terms of affordability. Three: You have heard about timeshare and it’s on your back-burner for the moment. (Maybe you haven’t really had the opportunity to see a presentation, or find out more.)
If you already have a timeshare plan, let’s hope your resort is a member of AIRDA – our resort members are part of the organized market as we call it. If you want to know more about timeshare vacations in India, spend some time on exploring this website.
Find out about timeshare, understand the product, read stories about the unorganized market and see how AIRDA members are making a difference in terms of value, fairness to the customer, and amazing range of products and exchange affiliations.
The AIRDA website will give you many good reasons to make that long term commitment to family vacations, year after year.
If you’re 40 plus
If you’re between 40 and 50, I am sure you have a timeshare plan of your own, or have experienced a timeshare vacation at some point, at the invitation of a friend.
But if you have placed timeshare on your back-burner, I’d really like to hear from you, or meet you in person. I might just convince you to rework on your New Year resolution - believe me, it will take you places.
B. S. Rathor
Advisor & Member - Executive Committee
What does an AIRDA membership mean to resort owners and developers? AIRDA comes in as your industry partner, conscience keeper and business catalyst - with a wide portfolio of support services.
What does AIRDA mean to holiday seekers and prospective customers? AIRDA comes in to provide information and offer guidelines on making the right timeshare decisions.