Often times our members will take advantage of the multiple bonus week offers that we have throughout the year, leaving them with an extra week in their account. These extra weeks are nice to have as they give many members the opportunity to share the gift of travel with relatives and friends.
We recently had an article discussing what to do if your week is about to expire, but what should you do if your deposited week has already expired?
When it comes to exchanging your week for a vacation, it's all about flexibility. The reason flexibility is important in any exchange situation is because you are simply waiting for someone to place the exact week you want into your exchange company's inventory. Therefore, requesting a time frame rather than a select date would have a better chance of getting you a week that you're looking for.
Planning your exchange around peak periods is often a challenge. The obvious reason for this is because the demand for peak period weeks supersedes the total inventory of weeks, making it extremely difficult to find open inventory. However, we have some exchange facts that will prepare you for securing a high demand week:
There are a few questions that our members often ask our call center. One such question is,
"Do I need to bank my week in order to search for an exchange?
Every year we see a large amount of timeshare owners lose their exchange week because of their expiration date.
Many people are unaware about an exchange perk that will allow them to gift their week to someone. All reputable exchange companies have a "Guest Certificate" program that will allow you to put a friend or loved one as the guest checking in.
Our recent blog post "Vacationing is Beneficial to Your Health" mentions the fact that vacationing often leads to some really positive effects towards your health. Therefore, it can be purposed that owning a timeshare can be a great way to make sure that not only are you taking a yearly vacation, but that you are making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle.
The most common way to exchange a timeshare week is by using an exchange company. These types of exchanges are great because they make the process of trading a week both safe and easy.
Trading Places wants to make sure that the art of timeshare exchange is as easy and stress free as possible for our members. Like many things, connecting on a timeshare exchange takes a little research and planning, but at the same time there are three simple tips to help you get the exchange you want.