Best Benefits Of Travel Club Memberships

A luxurious travel vacation may just be a dream to most people. However, with a travel club membership, this dream is within peoples reach. Anybody would love to stay in beautiful destinations and spend quality time with the family and now you can. Unlike the old days, people and families can now travel at much cheaper prices.

A travel club membership is an offer that a company produces that lets people enjoy travel to many different parts of the world at deeply discounted prices. People can choose to stay in their selected destinations for a number of days, usually for one week. With this, people can enjoy travel vacations that are less expensive compared to regular rates of those without membership. They can have savings of as much as 70% using a travel club membership. Some clubs offer their members a one-time purchase price that entitles them to a lifetime membership. Many membership costs start under $400.

Now individuals and their families can enjoy budget-friendly vacations in thousands of resort destinations. A travel club membership gets people to all parts of the world at discounted prices. The resort destinations are lavish three to five-star resorts. Families can have extraordinary savings of as much as 70% or more because you are paying for a unit and not per person charges.

Let me explain: You decide to take your family to Disney World, there are 4 of you, a standard hotel will cost you at least $125 per night plus you will pay additional charges for the 2 additional people. We will keep the numbers easy; say in total it will cost you $150 per night for 7 nights that is $1050 plus tax. Now with travel club membership you pick out a 2 bedroom condo at a price between $299 and $450 for the week and no tax, yes they are available. Do you see the savings and your quality of accommodations just went up at least 100%.

Beautiful destinations worldwide are now at peoples fingertips. A travel club membership lets people enjoy life through vacations that are sure to make them feel the breathtaking side of existence. There are other exceptional benefits as well. Many travel club memberships have no annual fee and are usually purchased with a one-time fee. There are no maintenance or up-keep fees as well. Unlike timeshares, travel agencies or booking companies, that charges service fees as well as sales tax.

Consider this situation for example. One person would spend at least $250 a night to be on vacation at a resort in Hawaii, would you not agree, Hawaii is expensive. He chooses to spend two weeks there, which means that it would total to 14 nights that cost $3500 plus tax. However, with the membership, one can go to a beautiful destination for as low as $300 to $950 (no tax) for an entire week, in Hawaii at a resort. That means, if he stays for two weeks, it would only total $600 to $1900. Even if the membership fee is added to the total expense, the price would still be much cheaper. Many travel clubs have a minimum and maximum charge, this is why the range.

A travel club membership is an excellent way to enjoy the sweetness of life. Moreover, many of the lifetime memberships can be passed on to children or grandchildren. The kids can have the same benefits of the membership for their whole lives. These vacations are not limited to certain weeks in a year, there are no blackout dates. This means that people have the pleasure of traveling to destinations they choose and at their own preferred time of the year.

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Timeshares Vs Travel Memberships – Are You Really Getting a Good Deal?

There is a lot of conversation in the travel industry around timeshares and discount travel memberships; which one is better, how much they cost, what are the real differences. I would not be surprised if you had never heard about discount/luxury travel memberships or destination travel packages since many of them are sold exclusively through network marketing companies.

I found out last week while at a family reunion that most people have no idea what a discount travel membership is or why they should investigate the differences. We were using a time share property someone owned which also happens to be destination package offered by a luxury discount membership as well.

The timeshare owners love the timeshare concept and having a location they can vacation at each year. However, they wanted this family reunion to be special so they had to wait well over a year to get access to this particular location. There ownership purchase was for one week a year at any of the resorts, and their yearly maintenance fees provide so many points to use at a location. This is a very typical timeshare arrangement.

So they used up all their points to get access to this great location and extra rooms so they could have all their family with them. They originally paid $12,000 for the fractional ownership of the property and their yearly maintenance/property tax fees amount to $758.

Had they been a discount travel membership owner they would have been able to book this 5 star resort location less than 30 days in advance at a cost of $699 per two bedroom suites. The one time original cost to members is $3,000, there are no annual maintenance fees and every member can choose from over 5000 resorts worldwide. There is no limit to how often you use these resorts and you will never pay more than $699 for an 8 day 7 night stay.

Both the timeshare and the discount membership are willable and all family members can use them.

So you be the judge…both have their benefits depending on your personal perspective. But the one thing the discount travel membership has over the timeshare is its ability to make you money while you’re spending time at these exotic locations.

Whichever you choose destination vacation travel is increasing. Even with an economy in turmoil people continue to travel. And as the baby boomers retire travel memberships will grow due to their economical value.

To end my story, there was no conclusion to which was better; everyone had their favorite points for each. But they all agreed it was cheaper than staying in a hotel.

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