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Joining a Vacation Club

Joining a vacation club has many benefits, whether they be discounts, flexible travel, great value or wonderful accommodations. Vacation clubs offer members the chance of vacation ownership without having to buy a specific property. That is, you buy the equivalent points for a timeshare property and you can then use those points like currency when you choose the destination that you wish to visit and the type of accommodation you need. Likewise, if you already own a timeshare, you can join a vacation club with your property offering it for exchange, which means you can then take advantage of total flexibility.

There are many pluses to becoming a vacation club member, such as the excellent accommodations on offer which are, as a rule, much bigger than hotel rooms and boast kitchens and living areas for all the family. Vacation clubs also qualify the accommodations that they include in their repertoire, using strict criteria that will ensure that you get amazing units in quality resorts. You benefit from their expertise and judgement of properties.

Perhaps the most popular reason for joining a vacation club is flexibility.  You are able to make your timeshare work for you and are free to select the dates you wish, the kinds of accommodations you want, in the destination of your choice every time you take a vacation. You are not limited (unless you wish to do so) to return to the same place every year. Vacation clubs also allow you to bank you points if you do not wish to travel one year so that the following season you can use them for a more luxurious unit or one with more bedrooms. You can also use your points for a weekend rather than a whole week and bank the residual points.

Like traditional timeshare, being a member of a vacation club inspires people to take regular vacations. So, if you are the kind of person who misses out on great trips because you never seem to get motivated to travel, joining a vacation club spurs you to make the most of your investment. Moreover, booking a vacation becomes so easy, you just have to press a few keys on the computer and book online or make a quick telephone call, and your vacation is ready. Simple!

Additional benefits that vacation clubs offer their members are discounts and special rates. Sometimes you can receive discounts on airfares and transfers as well as discount vouchers for local businesses and restaurants near the resorts you are visiting.

WHAT IS TRADING POWER?

Trading Power Benefits Explained

“Trading Power” is an RCI term that refers to the value given to a timeshare week when “deposited” into the RCI exchange network inventory. As the world’s largest vacation club, RCI collaborates with the biggest names in the tourism business and is considered one of the most reputable, leaving members with thousands of options.

Trading power is calculated in a way that allows a like for like swap of timeshare properties by applying certain criteria such as location of timeshare, size, demand or resort facilities and so on. Your timeshare is consequently given a value or trading power based on the combination of these elements. You can then use your trading power to select other properties and vacation experiences. There are also easy methods to improve your trading power rank like early deposit of your timeshare up to two years in advance or by reserving a high demand week in your home resort.

But what benefit does Trading Power have?

Once you have joined RCI as a member you are able to start depositing your timeshare weeks in order to exchange them for other properties in different locations around the world. Your timeshare gets added to a kind of inventory, available for selection and you are free to choose another unit according to your points.

The trading power system provides flexibility and ease as you don’t have to use all your points at once. In fact you can bank them for the following year or take two shorter vacations within the same year. For example, you might use the points you accrued from your week in a three bedroom peak season timeshare in Mexico for two weeks in a one bedroom apartment in Puerto Rico.

Simply put, trading power helps you take advantage of your timeshare week and allows you the flexibility to craft your vacations exactly as you like them every year.

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