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Please submit sites for specific bed and breakfast facilities to the locality where the facility is located. Not here.

This category is for sites which serve as a directory of Bed and Breakfast facilities in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES of North America.
Please submit to the most specific category.
Cabin accommodations are typically smaller buildings of simple construction in remote locations. They usually have their own cooking facilities.
Please submit lodging facility listings to the Regional category where the facility is physically located.

For example, a hotel in San Antonio, Texas, USA should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/Texas/Localities/S/San_Antonio/Travel_and_Tourism/Lodging/Hotels/
This category contains links to North American castle lodging categories.
Please submit the site to the most specific category; only submit sites for guesthouses in North America.
Small-scale accommodations located near the operator's lodgings, with a dining area for guests or self-contained kitchen and dining facilities.
To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality.
There is currently no description created for this category.
Please submit lodging facility listings to the Regional category where the facility is physically located.

For example, a hotel in San Antonio, Texas, USA should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/Texas/Localities/S/San_Antonio/Travel_and_Tourism/Lodging/Hotels/

To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality.
Using the AAA classification of a Hotel as a full service lodging type with the following definition; "Usually high-rise establishments, offering a full range of on-premises food and beverage service, cocktail lounge, entertainment, conference facilities, shops and recreational activies. Wide range of services provided by uniformed staff on duty 24 hours. Parking arrangements vary." (Quoted from the AAA. "New York TourBook". Buffalo, NY: AAA Publishing.)
To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality.
Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific topic.
Please note, residential real estate agents and agencies should be submitting to residential.
Submitting your site the wrong category will delay your listing in the directory.
Using the AAA classification of a Country Inn as a moderate service lodging type with the following definition; "Although similar in definition to a bed and breakfast, country inns are usually larger in size, provide more spacious public areas and offer a dining facility that serves at least breakfast and dinner. May be located in a rural setting or downtown area." (Quoted from the AAA. "New York TourBook". Buffalo, NY: AAA Publishing. 1999)
To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality.
There is currently no description created for this category.
To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality.
AAA classifies a Ranch as a moderate service lodging type with the following definition; "Often offers rustic decor treatments and food and beverage facilities. Entertainment and recreational activities are geared to a Western-style adventure vacation. May provide some meeting facilities." (Quoted from the AAA. "New York TourBook". Buffalo, NY: AAA Publishing. 1999)
To speed the review of the site being submitted and its listing in the directory, please submit to the most specific category in the directory.
Resorts are a destination for vacation travelers and those planning retreats, rather than simply being a place to stay while in an area. They offer features for holiday travelers over and above those provided by other lodgings. The amenities and surroundings of resorts are more important than the localities they're close to.
Please submit only sites that are appropriate for a North America category. For example, if a timeshare company has operations only in Canada, submit it to Regional: North America: Canada: Travel and Tourism: Lodging: Timeshares.

If it has operations in the United States, submit it to Regional: North America: United States: Travel and Tourism: Lodging: Timeshares.

If it has operations in both, submit it to this category.

If in doubt about the correct location for any timeshare related web site, submit it to this category and the editor will review and if necessary move it to a more appropriate category.

Timeshare, also known as vacation ownership, is a type of resort lodging accommodation. In North America, timeshare resorts can be found throughout the U.S., in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Timeshare began in the 1960's when an enterprising French resort developer discovered that the best way to solve the problem of high demand for ski season accommodations at his resort was to subdivide the ownership of his resort into units of weekly ownership. With timeshare, depending on the legal form of the resort development, you own a deeded interest in a particular condominium unit, a right to use the condominium for a designated period of time, or you purchase points in a points-based club system which can be redeemed for accommodations. Timeshare condominiums are typically fully furnished and include kitchens. Some resorts may include extensive on-site amenities such as golf courses or spas and usually are built in prime locations in the most popular vacation destinations. Deeded and right to use resorts are typically sold in one week intervals. However, other forms of ownership exist including one-quarter share(i.e. 13 weeks) and one-eighth share. An annual maintenance fee is paid by each owner to a condominium owners association to assure that sufficient funds are available to keep the resort in good repair and furnishings up to date. Most timeshare resorts are affiliated with one of two worldwide exchange companies (Interval International and Resort Condominiums International). Some resorts are affiliated with both. Resorts are rated or ranked by the exchange companies based on the peak, shoulder and low season characteristics of the vacation destination where the resort is located. The exchange "power" of a week typically depends on a variety of factors including the quality of the accommodations, the vacation destination, and the season in which the week occurs. Exchange companies aim to provide "like for like." Owners, by joining the exchange organization their resort is affiliated with, are entitled to deposit or "bank" their timeshare week with the exchange company which acts as a central clearinghouse. The owner can then withdraw and use a week in a similar-sized condominium at another resort, selecting from thousands of resorts in locations around the world. The capability to exchange gives timeshare owners flexibility and a wide variety of vacation destination choices. This is one of the advantages of timeshare compared to whole ownership of a second home. Another significant advantage is the fact that a management company is typically hired to oversee the day to day management and upkeep of the resort, freeing owners of maintenance, repairs and landlord concerns and responsibilities. According to the American Resort Development Association, a leading trade organization of resort developers: -- About 8.9 million U.S. households own some form of recreational property. -- About 5.4 million households worldwide now own a vacation interval from over 150 countries. -- 1999 Worldwide Sales Volume: $6.72 billion (estimate) -- 71.1 percent of U.S. households say they have some chance of purchasing recreational property within the next 10 years. -- Over 5,000 vacation ownership resorts now exist worldwide in over 150 countries. -- U.S. Sales Volume in 1999 is estimate at $3.7 billion. -- There are over 1,600 resorts in the United States with over 2 million timeshare owners. -- Florida has the highest percent of U.S. timeshare resorts with 24%, followed by California 7.3% South Carolina 7.1% Colorado 5.6% Hawaii 5.1% North Carolina 4.2% Texas 3.8% -- Top Five Reasons for Purchase include: 1) Quality Accommodations 2) Exchange 3) Good Value 4) Resort, Amenities, Unit 5) Company Credibility -- Average U.S. buyer Age 35 to 55 Average Median Income $71,000 64% with college degree 31% with graduate degree 85% are married with children
To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to Regional and add use the request form in the correct category of your locality. Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific topic.
Submitting your site to the wrong category will delay your listing in the directory.
There is currently no description created for this category.
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