Timeshare can be incredibly flexible if you’re a savvy owner. If you fancy a bit of a change, why not exchange your week? Because there are nearly six thousand timeshare resorts across the world, you have many choices. In order to exchange, you must become a member of one of the timeshare exchange companies.
You may choose to return to your home resort year after year. You could trade your week for any of the thousands of affiliated resorts throughout the world. Or you could alternate back and forth between the two! It is this kind of owner flexibility that brought the timeshare industry from nothing more than a great idea 30 years ago to the multi-billion dollar industry it is today.
Can I Exchange my Timeshare Weeks for Another Resort?
Most reputable timeshares sold are exchangeable around the world through RCI, Interval International, Dial an Exchange or other exchange organisations. As a result, you can choose which company is right for you.
What are Timeshare Exchange Companies and How Do They Work?
There are several timeshare exchange companies. The most well-known are Resort Condominiums International (RCI) and Interval International (II). These exchange companies are affiliated with over 5,000 resorts across the globe. The concept is really quite simple. Timeshare exchanging means to trade your week at your resort with another timeshare owner’s week at another resort.
RCI and Interval International process over 3 million exchanges every year. With the addition of Dial An Exchange, there are even more options! Costs for joining these timeshare exchange companies vary, and we have provided a breakdown below.
Out of all timeshare exchange companies, Dial An Exchange is probably the most recent. An independent exchange company much smaller than RCI or II, they offer personal service and excellent value for money. Consequently, Dial An Exchange has become a leader in the holiday home exchange business and their quality of service is good. Dial An Exchange started in Australia in 1995. Operations now continue in the UK, which accesses the European market.
Dial An Exchange treat their customers as individuals and offer friendly, helpful, and personal service. They are able to obtain holiday weeks for exchange in many other countries such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South Africa through their well established network of trading partners. Dial An Exchange IS NOT part of the timeshare business. Dial An Exchange exists for the benefit of existing timeshare owners so that they can benefit from the most flexible use of their ownership.
2019 charges for Dial An Exchange are –
|Period||New Member||Renewal||Exchange (online)||Exchange (offline)|
|1 Year||Free||Free||Short Haul £87.00||Short Haul £87.00|
|3 Years||Free||Free||Long Haul £99.00||Long Haul £99.00|
|1 Year||£49.00||£49.00||Short Haul £87.00||Short Haul £87.00|
|3 Year||£120.00||£120.00||Long Haul £99.00||Long Haul £99.00|
There are many benefits to Dial An Exchange Gold Advantage. These include offers for exclusive discounts on a wide range of great holiday products. Gold Advantage offers members:Dial An Exchange Gold Advantage
- £10 discount on each Bonus Week booked
- £10 discount on each long-haul Exchange taken
- 10% off all European DAE Options and Rental weeks
- 50% discount on all credit extensions, this could be of benefit if members have not managed to spend all their holiday credit and do not wish them to expire.
In 1974, RCI pioneered the concept of timeshare exchange companies. Since then, millions of timeshare owners have discovered that an RCI subscribing membership really enhances the quality of vacation ownership. Today, RCI has more than three million members worldwide, who enjoy dream vacations at RCI’s over 3,700 affiliated resorts. These timeshare owners and resorts are a unique community of travel enthusiasts with the common bond of a lifetime commitment to quality vacations through timeshare.
RCI members benefit from the knowledge, experience and resources of RCI’s Guides, who provide assistance in the planning of exchange vacations. RCI is the world’s expert in exchange vacations. An exchange vacation allows members to discover new places and enjoy the freedom of resort vacationing all over the world. RCI is considered within the timeshare industry as the global leader in vacation exchange.
2019 charges for RCI are –
|Period||New Member||Renewal||Exchange Fee|
|1 Year||N/A||£89||Domestic £185|
|2 Years||£182||-||International £185|
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs.
Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry. Interval provides its members with comprehensive exchange services and a variety of other exciting benefits that offer value and convenience at home and on the road. Membership is limited to owners at Interval affiliated resorts. And while the properties are not owned or managed by Interval International, they all must meet Interval’s criteria for quality.
2019 charges for Interval International are –
|Period||Gold Fees||Platinum Fees||Exchange||Guest Certificate|
|1 Year||£49||£99||Domestic £124||Domestic £39|
|2 Years||£98||£198||International £139||International €69|