It’s no surprise that with the growing trend of travel, the hospitality industry has had to adapt to the ever changing needs of their customers, and the timeshare industry is no exception. In an effort to create more flexible, customizable vacation ownership clubs that allow their members to travel the world while enjoying the many comfort their properties have to offer. In a sea of options, the best vacation clubs have shown their true value through the progress they have made in recent years. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, our experts have pulled together what we consider to be the leading vacation clubs for that year. We want to continue being a top resource for anyone interested in ownership, and we’re ready to show you what 2019 has in store. Here are our top five clubs you should consider joining this year in no particular order:
Though the acquisition of Starwood Preferred Guests was announced as early as 2016, the acquisition wasn’t fully complete until September 2018. This merge has created one of the most powerful and dynamic vacation ownership programs in the world with over 3,200 resorts in over 80 countries, more than 200 resorts under their management, and over 2 million members. Current owners have been able to transition their points and weeks over to the new, unified owner system that allows previous Starwood owners to enjoy all of the same perks as they would on a comparable Marriott timeshare.
There’s a vacation ownership option for every kind of vacationer through Diamond Resorts. Enjoy all the flexibility THE Club and the DRI Collection/Trust Points have to offer those seeking out a point-based ownership or stick with the traditional Diamond deeded, week timeshare for those who want to vacation at their favorite Home Resort year after year. THE Club allows its owners to exchange with the hundreds of amazing Diamond Resorts in their network and offers the ability to purchase an Interval International membership, which opens up the traveling possibilities further than ever before.
In 2017, Wyndham Worldwide announced its decision to separate into two companies: Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Destinations to allow a more precise focus on providing the best services for its guests and timeshare owners. This transition has not changed the existing benefits to Club Wyndham owners but instead has helped expand their portfolio to more than 4,000 resorts in 110 countries.
One of the best parts about joining the Hilton Grand Vacations family is the flexibility it offers. Their point-based memberships make it easier than ever to travel to their many locations around the world and stay in their spacious accommodations. All members are automatically enrolled in their HHonors Point Conversions to use for free extras and perks during their vacations, there are a number of partnered resorts around the world that allow you to travel even further, and allowing your family or friends to use your points is extremely simple!
If there’s one thing we know about Disney Vacation Club, it’s that their owners are loyal and are in love with everything it has to offer. People love this timeshare program so much that it’s sold out through the resort developers. Don’t worry, you can still find resales on the secondary market! Take advantage of your DVC points to book at their many incredible properties in Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, and California. You might even be lucky enough to have other membership perks like Extra Magic Hours or dining discounts!
Disclaimer: It’s important to note that recent changes in DVC resale restrictions will impact new resale owners. Any DVC resale memberships purchased after January 19, 2019 at one of the original 14 DVC resorts will not be able to utilize their points to book at the new Reflections Resort or Riviera Resort. Similarly, Riviera and Reflections timeshare resale owners will only be able to book vacations using their points at their Home Resort.
The independent timeshare experts at SellMyTimeshareNow not only want you to make the most informed choice when picking out a vacation club that works with your needs, but to also save as much money as possible! Resales and rentals make joining these clubs more affordable than ever before and offer many of the same benefits as those who purchase directly through the developer. To learn more about how our marketplace works and the best ways to place offers on these incredible clubs, please give us a call today at 877-815-4227.