Understanding Vacation Travel Clubs
Some are puzzled of how vacation travel club works. Well basically, travel clubs work on millions of timeshares, luxury hotel rooms left vacant every week and resort properties. Now to be able to recoup the costs associated to such properties, they do provide discounted price on expected vacancies.
They think that it’s better to have something than nothing. They can’t make this discounted offer in public because otherwise, end consumers would not pay for the retail price again.
The tactic that these resorts do then is to provide big chunks of condos and villas to large corporations which are then marketed to their customers. Many of these properties are sold off to big companies in the industry today. In return, they are able to make up the discounted priced properties allowing them to cover for advertising expenses and generate ROI.
Portion of the properties left are being sold on a wholesale market value to vacation clubs. There are clubs that are also marking up these properties prior to offering them to end consumers. But if you are going to look hard, rest assure to find a number of these that offer properties to their members exclusively, the same price when they acquired 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.
There are several aspects that you must be mindful about when it comes to choose a reputable and reliable club. 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. You can feel reluctant to join the clubs that are charging twice for anything.
Always keep in mind that a good travel club is something that offer its members a 4 to 5 star resort accommodation. Those vacation travel clubs that have not much to offer but hotel rooms or are gender or age specific is something you must be wary about.