Over the years, various ways to make the most out of luxury travel has continuously been coming into view. One of these is memberships in vacation clubs or getting timeshares. Although there is a lot of discussion on which option is the most optimal one, it has always been and will continue to be based on the needs of every traveler. This brings light to the emerging trend of travel aficionados’ tendency to book more than one trip every year.
If this stigma will go on for a few more years, then it is apparent that timeshare and vacation clubs will not be on equal footing anymore, on the account that people who travel frequently will get more benefits from the latter. Let us have a run down of a couple of reasons why.
Vacation clubs offer more flexibility.
Timeshares work under the principle that you become a part-owner of a property and this ownership is determined in terms of weeks. You can either be entitled to a property for a whole week in a year, or multiple one-week periods. This set-up, however, does not allow you to further customize your stay—the interval location, and most of the time, the actual schedule of the trip is pre-determines. On the other hand, memberships in vacation clubs allow you to stay at a particular resort any given time of the year, for as long as you want.
Vacation clubs are more efficient than timeshares.
One of the reasons why more people prefer vacation clubs over timeshares is the cost. With timeshare, you are often required to pay for the whole amount up front, and you still have to pay some fees when you travel. Moreover, maintenance fees are usually a staple with timeshares. On the other hand, with vacation clubs, you pay for the annual membership fee up front, and in some cases, you can even pay for a lifetime membership fee at a reasonable cost.
Vacation Clubs let you tap into a network of perks and discounts.
Most vacation clubs offer some of the best prices which is already appealing enough for a person traveling more than once a year. What’s even better is that on top of these amazing rates offered by affiliate resorts, you will most likely get free add-ons, or additional markdowns because of ongoing deals. In fact, vacation clubs have taken pride in offering 5-star accommodations for the price of 2 or 3-star hotels.