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2018 Timeshare Maintenance Fees: Hilton Grand Vacations Club

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One of the many essentials to vacation ownership is paying timeshare maintenance fees. These annual dues are billed to owners each year, and often carry a different price tag depending on brand. In December, we wrote about Marriott Vacation Club fees and what owners could expect from that brand—this year, we turn our lens to another popular timeshare brand whose fees impact a great deal of owners—Hilton Grand Vacations Club.

Since Hilton Grand Vacations Club operates mostly on points, fees are charged on a per point basis. This makes the timeshare maintenance fees for the brand vary significantly based on how many points each individual owner possesses. Because of this, it’s difficult to calculate general increases or decreases across HGVC resorts.

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Increased Japanese Travel Stats Point to New Timeshare Destination

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The Land of the Rising Sun currently finds itself in an era of rising tourism. Recent Japanese travel numbers have shown an increasing interest in vacationers coming to Japan, and as a result, the populous Asian nation has begun opening its doors to both international and domestic tourism. As such, Japan is beginning to attract more interest in the vacation ownership space as well, with several recently-announced projects by Hilton Grand Vacations Club set to begin this year.

2017 was a huge year for travel growth in Japan, with increases numbering in the double digits. In all, tourists spent 4.4 trillion yen (40 billion USD) in the same year, totaling an increase of about 18%. All of this puts Japan on track to becoming a major tourist destination in the region, rivaling sites like China and Thailand. With Japan’s government reportedly hoping to attract 40 million tourists annually by 2020, timeshare resorts are starting to take notice.

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Update on Caribbean Tourism

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Many destinations in the Caribbean were left in devastation after the hurricanes Irma and Maria. As such, Caribbean tourism has suffered in the recent months. Now, the majority of the affected destinations are ready and open for business, with many others on various levels of recovery.

Caribbean timeshare owners can rest assured that their resorts are ready, or will soon be ready for a relaxing getaway. Visits to the Caribbean islands are most important than ever before. Doing so will contribute to the recovery efforts of all the islands in need.

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Find a Valentine’s Day Getaway with Timeshare Rentals

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Still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Finding the right token of your love can be tough, whether you’re trying to top last year’s gift or you’re buying a gift for the first time. Instead of the expected piece of jewelry, fancy watch, or bouquet of roses, why not opt for a different type of gift? Luckily, we have the perfect solution—timeshare rentals for the ideal Valentine’s Day getaway.

There are dozens of last-minute timeshare rentals available for instant online booking. Coming in the form of seven-night stays at amazing luxury resorts, you can find rental options available at discounts of up to 70% off, allowing you to save money while surprising your loved one with an impromptu getaway. Among plenty of options, we picked our favorite Valentine’s Day getaway options available through the resale market!

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Welk Resorts Adding At Least 5 New Resorts to the RCI Network

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Welk Resorts Expands RCI Affiliation with 5 More Properties—and Plans for More!

Until recently, only three Welk properties were RCI affiliates. However, Welk Resorts is in the process of adding five more existing properties to the RCI network, and the company plans on adding two more properties once they’ve completed development. RCI members, including owners of RCI-affiliated Welk properties, will be able to visit more resorts via RCI exchange.

Welk Resorts President and CEO Jon Fredricks spoke regarding the technology solutions and vacation exchange services Welk Resorts Platinum Points owners can expect from RCI: “RCI provided Welk with a customized club-enabled exchange solution, and offered several additional technology solutions, like RCI Presenter and RCI LiveStream, that are expected to provide world class service to our owners.”

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