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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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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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Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with a Timeshare Vacation

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The New Year is a great time to make changes. Having a fresh start inspires people to focus on areas of their life that need to be better, thus creating the New Year’s resolution fad. And we say fad only because many people give up their resolutions days, weeks, or months into the New Year.

We want to help you follow through! Did you know a timeshare vacation could actually help you keep up your New Year’s resolution? Here’s how:

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2018 Upcoming Travel Trends Report

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As we look forward to the New Year, we’re interested to check out the latest travel trends to help plan vacations. As we’ve stressed before, making early reservations is key in having the most options for your getaway, so take a look at our comprehensive travel trends report to help guide your next trip!

Where Are People Going?

A hot topic of travel and tourism trends is where people are traveling to. What destinations are hot right now? Many of these destinations are places you may not think of right away, but are offering unique and fun travel experiences that vacationers rave about. Some of the travel trend reports are highlighting:

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