Why Use Multiple Exchange Companies

Posted by Ian Dunn on Feb 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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When deciding on exchanging your timeshare week there are a few options you must consider. The most important decision is deciding on what exchange company you want to use. The timeshare industry has many suitors when it comes to exchange companies, and they are all looking for owners week deposits. In fact, this is where the majority of an exchange company’s inventory comes from.

So, one might ask why should I consider more than one exchange company?

The answer is not an easy one, as many owners may not enjoy having more than one exchange company. This is because many owners only seek to travel to the same destination every year. However, owners who have a more flexible lifestyle may be interested in the benefits of dealing with multiple exchange companies.

Below is a list of reasons why you may want to have multiple exchange companies:

1. Deals, Deals, and More Deals …

Having multiple exchange companies means having multiple opportunities to take advantage of the many deals each company has to offer. Therefore, you could just sit back and wait until the best deal is offered before you decide on which exchange company you want to have your week. For instance, look out for 2-for-1 bonus week offers from Trading Places International, as we offer this deal multiple times throughout the year.


2. Flexibility

Larger exchange companies, such as Interval International and RCI, have affiliation restrictions—for example, if your timeshare is not part of RCI then you cannot deposit your week with them. Smaller companies, such as Trading Places International, do not have these same restrictions, and will accept any week regardless of the week’s affiliation. This means more flexibility in terms of having more options. All exchange companies carry resorts exclusive to them. Therefore, the opportunity to seize a location that you interested in is enhanced because you are able to look into multiple exchange inventories.


3. Cost Effective

Many timeshare owners may not want to have multiple exchange companies because of the cost that is endured by annual membership fees. However, there are many exchange companies that offer a free membership – read more about this topic by looking at our blog post on exchange membership fees.

In the end, only you can decide if having multiple exchange companies is a benefit to the way you travel and use timeshare. There are some benefits that might save you time and money, but you one will need persistence and patience when waiting for the right exchange opportunity to arise.


Topics: Exchange, Exchange Companies