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Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc #108980
10/04/2016 07:55 AM
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Just wondering where the majority of posters hail from. As far as age demographic, it appears that most members are late 40's to late 70's or so, and are from the midwest., although I see posters are also from CT and MA as well. Is this pretty accurate, or am I waaaay off?

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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108981
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Most of our members I think are closer to their 50's and 60's and I would say that a large number are from the northeast..


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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Carol_Hill] #108982
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Give us from the midwest some credit! We have to work really hard to get to SXM and maybe appreciate it even more. 93 days and counting.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: ZekeB] #108983
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I agree that folks from the Midwest especially have to pay more to get to SXM, but that really wasn't the question. Never really did a formal survey, but it seems to me that a lot of timeshare folks in particular are from the NE.


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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Carol_Hill] #108984
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Carol_Hill said:
...Never really did a formal survey, but it seems to me that a lot of timeshare folks in particular are from the NE.


We're from NE and we're in our 60's & 80's but not TS people. Started going to SXM via charters in the late '70's, .then Eastern, American and now Jet Blue direct from Boston.

When we talk about moving we always say: "It has to be near an airport that gives direct, Non-stop flights to SXM." Haven't moved yet though. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: RonDon] #108985
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In my 60's and from NY. First trip to SXM was 1974.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108986
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I am 64 wife late 50s. We are from the frozen tundra of western NY. First trip 2001

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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108987
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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Biturbo] #108988
10/04/2016 11:51 AM
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Early 60's, and the better half just retired. Gave up cruises in 2011. Sitting on any SXM beach and watching the cruisers have to get up and leave early in the afternoon is a treat.Trying to figure out how to stretch 1 week a year to more.French side studios are just fine for us. Just need a place to crash at night. When you get away from MI winters, you want to be outside every minute.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108989
10/04/2016 11:56 AM
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Just a guess but I'm thinking the majority of us are probably between 45 and 65, of course with variables on either end. We were fortunate enough to discover SXM when we were in our late 20's so we've been luckier than most in that we've had 43 years worth of annual trips so far and still hoping for many more.

The northeast does offer a lot of nonstop flights so it would make sense a great number of regular visitors are from this particular corridor. But that said, there are a lot of Canadians who visit as well. And a lot of mid-westerners, too, but I think the northeast from New Hampshire down to the mid-Atlantic states probably are the majority because of nonstop flights and generally better pricing.

Personally, I think we're a pretty mixed bag both in ages and locations and the only real common denominator is our mutual enjoyment of this one special island. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it!!


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: ZekeB] #108990
10/04/2016 11:59 AM
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North West Pacific. First time to St Maarten was in '89. TS since '99. Go every year. Always have BD in St Maarten and will turn 70 on next trip and will Dive on my BD.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108991
10/04/2016 12:09 PM
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Another West Coaster here (there are quite a few of us on this forum). Late 60s and timeshare owner although not staying there on my upcoming trip in 44 days. And I suspect we have an even more difficult time getting to SXM than the Midwesterners do.


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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: jazzgal] #108992
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My wife and I are in our early 60's and from Western Canada.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108993
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We're 70 and 63 having joined TTOL in 2000 when we were still "kids" - flying out of EWR (Newark) to AUA, non-stop only now, back in the day we flied out of JFK on AA 667 non-stop to SXM the return was often direct with a stop in Antigua for the return to JFK from SXM.
Timeshare owners at Divi, Little Bay.


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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108994
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We are mid 60's from Ontario, Canada. We have been coming to SXM twice a year for 20 years. Love those direct flights.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108995
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Representing northeast, New York.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #108996
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We are both in our early 60's & hail from the Great State of Texas!!! 12 years of SXM trips - we are not time-share people.


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Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: fabila] #108997
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We are 66 and 67 and TS owners from Southwestern Ohio. First trip to St. Martin was August-September 2010 with Hurricane Earl.

Returning for our third trip in late January - early February 2017

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: fabila] #108998
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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I'm 66 and my husband is 53. We hail from SE Michigan. My 1st trip in the 90's was on a nonstop out of Detroit on Northwest. Those were the days!

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Leagle49] #108999
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I am 62, my wife 60...originally from Boston, now w palm beach fl. Timeshare owner for over 25 years. First trip was on a cruise , followed the next with a timeshare swap at pelican, followed the next year to a swap into royal islander, where we left with owning our first week there.. Bout five years later became owners of week 2...followed by five years ago with Week 3. All this within the last 30 or so years.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: EdB] #109000
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I am 72 and my wife is 68. We are TS owners since the late 80s and come every year and love it!! We will keep coming for as long as we can !!!

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: madg1108] #109001
10/04/2016 04:01 PM
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We're under 45 and from NJ. I started coming as a teen with my parents.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Carol_Hill] #109002
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I'm 64 and from Missouri. First trip was in 86 I think.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Monty] #109003
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68 & 70, originally from the Northeast, but, after 25 yrs of visits, now reside in St. Martin.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109004
10/04/2016 04:19 PM
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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70 and 67, TS owners from PA.
Won a trip in 84? Has been our family vacation every year since.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Tom] #109005
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We are both 47 living in Omaha, NE. This is our third trip to SXM since 2003. I think this is the third time I've been a member on this board, ha. I like the fact that you run into good and decent people from all over when you travel to SXM. On occasion, you run into the obnoxious American that is loud and demanding, but for the most part, the people we have met are awesome and from all walks of life. Can't wait for Nov. 12th!!!!!!!

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109006
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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I'm 66 and my husband is 61. We both retired when we were 57. We live in North Carolina now, having moved from the Richmond, VA area in 2011. We're timeshare owners (La Vista Beach) and spend three weeks there every year.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: pat] #109007
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My husband and I are both 51. Started going to SXM and following this site in 2011, at the age of 46. My husband was brought up in Mansfield, MA, and I grew up in Everett, MA, but we've lived in Chelsea, MA the past 17 years.

David Colasanti
Edward Kelly

(And we both hope there's a way that Jet Blue can travel out of Boston this Saturday Oct 8, and reroute around Hurricane Matthew, which will be near South Carolina on that date, so we can get ourselves to St. Maarten !!!!)

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: GaKaye] #109008
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I'm 72 my wife is 70. We've been going to the island for 14 years, sometimes three times a year. We own and rent at pelican. Giving up our third visit this year in November for another shot at Aruba. But we love our St Maarten.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109009
10/04/2016 06:03 PM
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Central Florida!
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You should be fine. People trying to fly out of Charlotte, perhaps another matter!!!


Carol Hill
Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109010
10/04/2016 06:08 PM
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Upstate New York
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Started going to SXM for our 25th anniversary. We celebrate our. 40th this coming year!!! 60 years young and Ted is 61. I'm retired, Ted still claims he's working! We live in upstate NY (the REAL upstate New York, an hour east of Syracuse), but are native New Englanders. Normally go to SXM once a year during Regatta, but this year, we're heading to SXM in early November with our son to celebrate his 35th birthday! (he's never been there). Also going again in March for Regatta!

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Carol_Hill] #109011
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You should be fine. People trying to fly out of Charlotte, perhaps another matter!!!
Fingers crossed, Carol !

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109012
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We are from Qubec, Canada and I'm 49 , hubby 50 ! We have been coming to SXM for 13 years now !!





Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: Carol_Hill] #109013
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My wife and I are in our mid-sixties, are timeshare owners and are from Southern Maine.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #109014
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Northeast Ohio. 63 and 61. 3 trips to Club O every mid january. The wife flamed me before the first trip, now can hardly wait to get there.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: fabila] #109015
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Representing northeast, New York.
You forgot your age <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />
I'm 38 and my wife is 37 from the Detroit area.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: moontide] #109016
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We are in our early 70s. Have been coming since 95. First from NY, now from NJ. Time share owners of 5 weeks at the Towers.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: pat] #109017
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I wish there was a "Like" button! I forget, I'm not on Facebook here. My husband and I are in our early 60's and honeymooned there almost 27 years ago...took a break to travel to other islands and to many Club Manager Conferences around the States...came back 4 years ago and try to get there every year, sometime 2x/yr, sometime with hubby, sometime with friends. Boston area...and I wish the JetBlue non-stops were more affordable, as we usually plan late....when the mood strikes, when the workload allows! I appreciate all the valuable info on this forum. Thank you all -- this was fun! Nancy & Steve (Hope to be coming 11/26...???)

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: singbeach] #109018
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My Wife (of 45 years) and I are native New Yorkers, having discovered SXM in 1984. We moved to the Chicago suburbs in 1990 and then moved to the far north Chicago suburbs. In 2015 we retired to East TN. Both of us are in our late 60's. We have visited SXM over 25 times since 1984 and spend the last week in Feb and the first week in March at our timeshare at SBRM.

Re: Demographics of TTOL members? age/loc [Re: jrr1148] #109019
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Mid-50s and mid-40s from west coast of Canada. Relative new-comers to St Martin after trying Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Our first trip was 2011. We are probably the only ones who think the investment by the Chinese might be a good thing -- Maybe it would result in a direct flight from Vancouver <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />



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