I know the Timeshare touts can be a pain, ive critisized them as well ! However Much of the island is dependent on timeshare owners ands their guests, and YES if the resorts are run properly and the from the beginning the timeshare owners are happy with what weeks theyve bought then its all positive isnt it ? It brings them back year after year to occupy their bought weeks ! So its a guaranteed reservation each year.
I worked as a Head Receptionist for 13 years in a resort where there where 45 Timeshare and 56 outright owners, they are all happy ! and rejoice in there ownership of two weeks a year !
Im now working in LA ,WOW what a change ! its manic ! And yes the OPCs are earning 40 euros each time they arrive with a client,
However at that point they have to leave and hand over to administration or receptionist. The client is then asked questions to see if they qualify to be Timeshare owners and go forward to a tour with a sales agent. If they dont qualify then they are given Duty free to take away and a paid Taxi back to where ever they want. SO THEY WIN !
If the client qualifys and is willing ( not under pressure) to go on a 60 minute tour, and decide if they want to be timeshare owners ! Then brilliant !!! another family that will come back year after year. !!! MORE TOURISM !
The opcs are the ones who can be a pain in the streets ! But they need to live also, and its quick and easy money for them, they way to get rid of them if you dont want the free gifts is to tell them you own here already and they will leave you alone.
Sorry about that ! it was a long one !!!