Understanding Vacation Travel Clubs
Some are puzzled of how vacation travel club works. In reality, these travel clubs can be anything from resort properties, luxury hotel rooms that are left vacant and millions of timeshares. To be able to recover the costs associated to these properties, it is being offered at a discounted price especially during expected vacancies.
They believe that it is better to have something than having completely nothing. Of course, to keep consumers interested and excited about their offers, they are not making the discount go in public.
Therefore, these resorts offer big piece of lots for villas and condos to other companies to market to their customers. The truth is, many of these properties are sold to known players in the industry. In return, they are able to mark up the properties they acquire at discounted price, enough to cover for their expenses in advertising and generate ROI.
Portion of the properties left are being sold on a wholesale market value to vacation clubs. Some of the clubs do make mark ups on properties before they begin making offers to their clients. But if you’ll look hard, you are sure to find several of these that are offering properties to exclusive members at a price when they acquire it.
Well to be honest, these are what many are trying to find in travel club industry. All new members will be able to have an exclusive access to limited discounted travel deals. The discounts you can receive can be nationwide, regional or country specific which all depend on the size of the club. Some of these travel clubs are offering hundreds of options to its members while some bigger and more established vacation travel clubs have hundreds to thousands of exclusive rentals that are available.
When it comes to the selection of a reputable and reliable club, there are few aspects that you always have to keep in mind. First of all, a reputable and established club shouldn’t be charging people thousands just for them to join but, a fee of 500 to 1000 is reasonable enough. Having an accommodating and approachable concierge desk is very important when considering to join a travel club. The concierge have got so much to offer aside from assisting you while in the area like offering travel tips, plan for a family reunion or wedding, book your vacation etc. In the event that the travel club has recurring fees, that should make you stop for a while and think twice for joining.
Keep in mind that a good travel club is something that offers their member 4 to 5 star resort accommodation. You must be wary of vacation travel clubs that only offer hotel rooms or are gender or age specific.