And the benefits increased when the vacations taken were educational in nature. Research from the U.S. Department of Education’s study has further shown that “adults who took educational trips in their youth make 12% more money per year and were significantly more likely to graduate from college than those that did not take such trips.”Exactly 400 consumers between the ages of 21-69 were surveyed for the study and half of them took an educational trip in the USA while the other half did not.
The study broke the two groups off even more and balanced them out by gender, age, ethnicity and family income class per child to prevent biasness. In the end, they found that “regardless of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic class, children who traveled were more likely to be academically and financially successful."
Travel also made them more intellectually curious inside and outside of the class room, affected their career choice, and made them an overall better person. This is great news for parents that own a timeshare and just another added benefit to owning a timeshare and having kids.
And for parents who don’t own one yet, here are a few timeshares and vacation club programs that are family oriented:
Disney Vacation Club: This one is a no brainer as Disney and families go hand and hand. If your family already takes a Disney vacation every year, then DVC is a great way to go. On top of all of the goodness the city of Orlando has to offer, the DVC gives you Disney perks and access to non-theme park properties, like Disney’s Aulani, Hilton Head, and Vero Beach properties.
Marriott Vacation Club: If international and historic travel spots are more your forte, then Marriott’s Vacation Club properties are right up your alley! They offer a more affordable way for families to stay in prestigious hotels such as Boston’s Custom House or high-end international hotels in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations: All of their properties offer family friendly activities that are on site, such as swimming, golfing, bicycling, kids’ clubs, and arcades. It’s also worth mentioning that each property is close to fun family hot spots like breathtaking lakes, gorgeous national parks, adventurous theme parks, and historical landmarks.To find out more about the U.S. Department of Education’s study, you can read more on how travel improves children’s educational attainment and future success.