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5 Easy Tips to Plan Fun and Cheap Winter Vacations

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Finding Cheap Winter Vacations is Easier Than You Think!

We understand many want to escape the cold weather to somewhere with a little sunshine but it often comes at a price! Though not the busiest time of the year for travel, February is still a popular month to take off to a warmer destination because of school vacations and early college spring breaks. It can feel impossible to find affordable accommodations, but there are plenty of ways to save money! Here are a few tips and tricks we have to put money back in your wallet:

1. Some of the Best February Vacations Are Booked Early

For those who are looking to vacation at a desired destination during many school vacations, it’s always best to book as early as possible. Warm places to visit in February are not limited, but there are definitely preferred resorts and locations and it will cost you extra if you wait too long. Planning and booking early saves many from the additional stress and cost.

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Westgate Resorts News: New Executive Appointments

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Westgate Resorts is set for continued growth as we begin 2018. Right before 2017 came to a close, Westgate continued their company-wide expansion efforts by making five different executive appointments.

Of these new appointments, Westgate has named a new Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs and Vice President of Security.

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Updates Revealed for Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort’s $14 Million in Renovations

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Update on Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort Transformation

Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, formerly Wakulla Suites, is halfway done its extensive renovations to become this Florida city’s next favorite boutique-style hotel and vacation ownership property. Purchased by Westgate Resorts in 2016, the reopening is slated for summer 2018. The complete renovations will likely cost $14 million.

Luckily, guests do not have to wait until the process is finished to stay at the resort on Cocoa Beach, which remains open during the renovation process. Those who wish to reserve a stay at Westgate Cocoa Beach once the transformation is complete are also able to do so on the resort’s website.

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RCI Membership Fees 2018

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Resort Condominiums International (RCI) is the global leader in external exchange. With a network comprised of thousands of affiliated resorts, RCI members enjoy virtually endless travel and exchange opportunities. As a member, there are fees affiliated with various opportunities within RCI. External exchange is one of the most versatile and exciting parts of vacation ownership, making it easy for you to travel the world.

RCI Membership Fees 2018

If you own at an RCI affiliated resort and are interested in purchasing an RCI membership, you’ll first want to take a look at the fees and costs associated with all things external exchange. RCI membership fees change each year, so you’ll want to keep that in mind before buying. As we’ve done the past couple of years with RCI membership fees 2017, RCI membership fees 2016 and the 2015 RCI membership fees, we want to keep you updated on price changes each year. Here is your annual comprehensive look at the RCI membership cost and the RCI membership fees effective September 25, 2017.

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The Southern California Wildfires’ Effects on Tourism

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Update On Popular Southern California Vacation Spots

Between November and December, viewers watched the southern California wildfires burn through thousands of acres of land for weeks at a time. For some popular vacation areas such as San Diego County, nearly all of the resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other attractions have reopened and are ready for guests to return. Some took longer than others, but there was a sense of normalcy restored to these areas right before the holidays.

Unfortunately, areas like Ventura and Santa Barbara had a harder time reopening. It’s no surprise that with poor air quality, road closures, closed attractions, spot fires, and many hotels being used for evacuees and first responders, majority of vacationers canceled their southern California vacation rentals and timeshares. According to the Visit Santa Barbara website, there were many areas of the city that are difficult to get to or closed due to the conditions the Thomas Fire has caused. Luckily, it has been stopped and Santa Barbara is back to business as usual with clear skies.

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