“One-week vacations are too short to prevent burnout; by the time you relax enough not to think about the office the week is almost up.” – Massachusetts Psychiatrist, Cecilia Mikalac
How to Extend Timeshare Vacations
While securing an extended vacation can be challenging for those with 9-to-5 work schedules, family responsibilities, and strict budgetary constraints—timeshare owners who take the time to understand the ins and outs of how timeshare ownership and exchanges work will be rewarded with opportunities for longer and more frequent trips.
And if you know how to flex your time, consecutive weeks can be booked for as long as you desire!
...the timeshare industry “has evolved to have few restrictions, fewer fees, and less hassle than your grandma’s timeshare.” – Fred Lanosa
Securing an Extended Vacation as a Timeshare Owner
But if you’re weary or overwhelmed at the thought of sorting through the details of how to get the most from your timeshare vacation rentals, a new book released Summer 2019 called PointsLife: Not Your Grandma's Timeshare Kindle Edition by Fred Lanosa looks to help provide a fresh and insightful perspective to leveraging timeshares.
An avid traveler and timeshare expert, Lanosa gives timeshare owners insider secrets to accessing world-class accommodations and discounts in some of the most sought-after travel destinations.
Read more: This is Why They Vacation so Regularly
Remind me again, how do timeshares work?
Though timeshares are often associated with complex point systems, exchange structures, seasonal availability rules, and surprise fees, Trading Places International Exchange Memberships are straightforward and simple to ensure you get the most for your money, minus the hassle.
While the answer to “How can I get a timeshare?” is one that we are more than happy to assist with, it’s equally important to consider whether it’s the right choice for you, and understand the best ways to utilize your timeshare once you have it. For those who plan ahead and take the time to explore our online exchange resources, timeshare ownership opens up a whole new realm of possibility for future travel, both locally and abroad.
Lanosa explains how the timeshare industry “has evolved to have few restrictions, fewer fees, and less hassle than your grandma’s timeshare.”
Timeshare Exchange Options & Bonus Weeks
On that note, Trading Places’ Classic Membership for timeshare exchanges not only includes standard perks such as zero monthly or annual membership fees; an intuitive online timeshare exchange request process; and personalized customer support from our team of travel professionals, but also allows you the flexibility and functionality you need for a successful travel experience.
Wondering how you can secure an extended vacation as a timeshare owner? For a low annual rate of $79, our upgraded Prime Members are eligible for 2-for-1 deposits. Even better, all of our first time Trading Places Exchange members who deposit their timeshare week by 2020—and at least 60 days prior to their arrival date—are eligible for up to two bonus weeks of vacation time with promo code “LETTER.”
Purchasing Additional Contracts
For travelers seeking alternate ways to secure an extended trip, exploring options to purchase an additional timeshare contract, or renewing your existing contract, can go a long way. Because timeshare contracts often fall into two categories—deeds and Right-To-Use, or RTU—speaking with one of our trusted sales representatives will lend insight into your particular contract situation and how you can use it to your advantage.
By purchasing additional timeshare contracts or browsing those pending availability, you can lengthen your standard vacation time in just a few simple steps.
While most timeshare contracts are deeded in perpetuity, RTU contracts are a popular alternative. Deeded timeshare contracts often include one week of vacation time, while RTU contracts can provide added flexibility in scheduling with a set number of weeks to choose from for a certain length of time. Usually anywhere from one to five decades, at which point you will have the option to renew your timeshare contract or let it expire.
By purchasing additional timeshare contracts or browsing those pending availability, you can lengthen your standard vacation time in just a few simple steps. Contact our Trading Places sales team at 800-365-7617 for more information and tailored timeshare assistance.
Alternatively, our Trading Places rental department offers options for timeshare owners to rent additional weeks at an affordable price. Contact them at 800-365-9190 for step-by-step instructions and extended travel costs—and browse our Exchange Memberships to see why Trading Places is one of the top timeshare owner exchange resources in the industry.