Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Update for Owners of Resorts Managed by Consolidated

As reported last week, Consolidated Resorts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed down all sales and marketing efforts. This week they have confirmed that the management company for their 13 timeshare properties was not impacted. It was the sales and marketing department within the company that closed down, so, there is no active sales force trying to get new timeshare owners for the properties.

If you are an existing timeshare owner at any of the 13 resorts in Hawaii, Orlando or Las Vegas, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The resorts are staffed and operating as usual. You can take your vacation week, as scheduled, at your property and you should continue to pay your maintenance fees as usual. See our earlier report for a complete list of the 13 timeshare resorts.

These resorts are still available for rent, resale and exchange on RedWeek.com. The parent company filing bankruptcy has no effect on the management and operations of the individual resorts, or on the membership status of existing timeshare owners.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wyndham Vacation Resort at National Harbor is 40% Sold Out

The Wyndham Vacation Resorts at National Harbor, an upscale property in the prestigious 300-acre waterfront community in Prince George County, MD, is now 40% sold out. Timeshare owners are investing anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to $100,000 for their pre-paid stay at a property. The 12-story tower will feature 250 condominium-style, fully furnished suites including 42 opulent, two-, three-, and four-bedroom Presidential suites. The resort will offer multiple amenities for owners and their guests, including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools; an outdoor terrace; and a health and fitness club.

The resort will be centered around many retail, restaurant and nightlife options in the much sought after National Harbor entertainment complex. The walkway was even modeled after Las Ramblas in Barcelona, well known for its multitude of quaint retail shops. It will be the premier destination for local residents as well as visitors and timeshare owners. For vacation travelers, the historical sites of Washington D.C. are also nearby.

Wyndham’s timeshare properties are based on a points system which allows owners to stay not only at the property they buy into, but at other Wyndham properties throughout the world. “This has become a selling point in the current economy,” said Adam Schwartz, the Wyndham’s chief communications officer. “People get an ownership stake but don’t have to worry about how property values will impact their purchase. They also pay an upfront cost that means each trip doesn’t require additional lodging expenses.”

The resort is scheduled to open in February of 2010.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Consolidated Resorts Timeshares File Bankruptcy

Consolidated Resorts Inc., which operates 13 timeshare resorts located in Las Vegas, Orlando and Hawaii has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. The Las Vegas timeshare resorts are: Tahiti, a Polynesian-themed resort and Club de Soleil, a French-Mediterranean-style resort, both which reside on West Tropicana Avenue and Tahiti Village, a brand new five-star resort on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Orlando property is The Villas at Regal Palms, located in Davenport just outside Orlando. The Hawaii locations are: The Sands of Kahana Vacation Club, Kanaha Beach Resort, Kanaha Villa Resort and Hono Koa in Lahaina; The Gardens at West Maui in Kapalua; The Maui Beach Vacation Club and Maui Banyan Vacation Club in Kihei; The Kona Islander Inn in Kailua-Kona; and the Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club in Honolulu.

The timeshare company has stopped all sales and marketing efforts and closed their sales offices, as of Tuesday, blaming tight credit and financial challenges in this recession. Information booths placed in shopping malls to sell timeshare units for all their properties will no longer be in use.

“As a result of the dramatic changes in the economy and the shrinking timeshare lending environment, Consolidated Resorts Inc will file for bankruptcy protection,” said Ken Chupinsky, the company’s spokesman. “The scarcity of lenders in the timeshare industry has made it impossible to continue the company.”

Timeshare owners should not be alarmed as the company says it will continue to operate their resorts as they undergo restructuring. Those who want to rest assured that their timeshare week and expected amenities are unaffected should contact the resort directly.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

3 Marriott Timeshares In Florida are Certified Green

Marriott is pleased to announce that three of their Marriott Vacation Club International timeshare properties have been certified Green, in participation with the Florida Green Lodging Program. The Marriott Grande Vista and Marriott Cypress Harbour are both in Orlando, and the Marriott Crystal Shores, a brand new facility which just opened in March 2009, is located on Marco Island.

The Florida Green Lodging Program was established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to recognize and reward environmentally conscientious lodging facilities in the state. The program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources and prevent pollution. In five years since the program began, it has grown exponentially. More and more lodging facilities in Florida are doing their part to protect Florida’s environment, as they serve the 85 million visitors that come to their state each year.

Want to stay in one of these Green conscious Florida timeshares? Here’s a listing of what each resort offers so you can plan your next Florida vacation:

Marriott Grande Vista
For a secluded vacation in a lush, lake-side setting, you’ll want to visit the luxurious accommodations and spectacular views at the Marriott's Grande Vista resort. One-, two- and three-bedroom timeshare villas await you with loads of activities for the entire family. Enjoy a spacious living and dining area, master suite with full-size soaking tub, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and private balcony or patio. There are four separate pool complexes and a beautiful lakeside beach. The golfer in your family won’t want to miss the Faldo Golf Institute, with one-of-a-kind instruction to help golfers of every level improve their game. Marriott's Grande Vista resort is also just minutes away from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

Marriott Cypress Harbour
Marriott's Cypress Harbour greets you with old Floridian charm and offers two-bedroom, two-bath timeshare villas with full kitchen, private balcony, washer/dryer, and separate living and dining areas. The master suite features a king-size bed with an oversized tub. Swim all day long at any one of the three pools available, or, grab a pole and go fishing in the 15-acre lake. You’ll also enjoy a fully staffed recreation center and health club, as well as the children's indoor play area. Seasoned golfers will want to visit the 18-hole Grande Pines Golf Club, designed by renowned golf course architect Steve Smyers. If you plan see the sights, the resort is minutes away from Disney's Epcot, MGM Studios, and the Magic Kingdom theme parks.

Marriott Crystal Shores
Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Its biggest attraction is tropical, sun-washed, white sandy beaches and panoramic views of the blue-green Gulf. If you’re looking to relax in the casual, easy paced life style Marco Island has to offer, you’ll want to stay at the Marriott’s Crystal Shores. This brand new resort, that just opened in March 2009, boasts unpretentious luxury in a tropical setting with the very highest level of Marriott Vacation Club standards. See the Manatees, explore the Everglades, go shelling or just enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets that set the sky on fire.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Colorado is Great for Timeshare Rental Year Round

If you’re looking for a location that has it all… sunshine... skiing…. and whitewater rafting, let’s talk Colorado. With an average of 300 sunny days a year, the sky-grabbing peaks of the Rocky Mountains beckon you to grab your skis, or, get some adventure at some of the world’s most sought-after whitewater rafting rivers. Plus, talented local artisans, picture-perfect wildlife and horizon-wrapping sunsets also await you (and your camera), so, start planning that Colorado vacation now. Those who already have a week in a Colorado timeshare resort know what a great vacation it is year round. You’ll want to check out these resorts for timeshare rentals, in the popular towns of Vail and Breckenridge.

Vail is an alpine village and a mountain rich with activity. In the summer you’ll find an ocean of blue sky and dry 75 degree weather where you can hike, bike, raft, kayak, golf or shop, for days filled with fun. At night enjoy the ballet, symphony, and great chefs at top restaurants. In the winter, Vail mountain boasts three distinct areas, including three terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of freeride terrain.

Stay at the Marriott's Streamside at Vail, a MVC International resort, that offers a variety of spacious villas. The Douglas and Evergreen buildings offer contemporary one- and two-bedroom accommodations. At the resort you’ll enjoy the on-site recreation facility which includes an indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool spas, a sauna and steam rooms as well as racquetball courts. They even offer organized activities. See other Vail timeshares.

Breckenridge, located just 98 miles west of Denver, is a charming Victorian mining town filled with historical buildings dating back to the Gold Rush days. This bustling town prides itself with an inviting nature and your options go far beyond skiing and riding, (though the mountain boasts a total of 15 lifts and more than 100 ski trails). Enjoy a town event, like their 150th anniversary this year, or visit one of hundreds of restaurants, galleries, cafes and beyond. From shopping to nightlife and dining to culture, many options await you in Breckenridge.

Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge is located in the heart of town on Maggie Pond, overlooking the Quicksilver lift which serves 41 ski runs in the winter. The one bedroom units have plenty of space and you’ll love the huge master bath with a Jacuzzi tub. There’s a big kitchen with a large round table for everyone to gather. Restaurants, a day spa and a shopping mall are also nearby, as is the Breckenridge and the Raven Golf Clubs. See other Breckenridge timeshares.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hilton Head is a Great Getaway with Timeshare Rental

Your perfect Hilton Head Island getaway is waiting for you. Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina, is known as the most family-friendly destination in the world. The area offers a wide assortment of outdoor excursions which makes it a great family vacation or getaway location. Try a fun adventure to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse in Sea Pines, where you can also do some horseback riding. Or, visit Shelter Cove Harbour for shopping, kayaking, sailing, cruises, fireworks and concerts. Named as one of the top ten family beaches in the country, this island is packed full of adventures. Enjoy more than 250 restaurants, play on one of 24 golf courses, walk the 50 miles of public bike and nature trails or shop at over 200 stores and outlet malls.
Now’s the time to plan your Hilton Head getaway and RedWeek.com members will tell you, these Hilton Head timeshares are some of the best resorts to stay in:

Royal Dunes Resort
Sunterra Royal Dunes Resort, is within walking distance of the island's most beautiful beach and world-class golf and tennis facilities. The resort's heated pool area has a children's pool as well as a hot tub. If you like, rented bicycles can be delivered to your room for a day of family fun. Elegant 3 bedroom/3 bath -villas offer 1,460 square feet of living space, with two luxurious master bedrooms and fully-equipped kitchens. The exclusive on-site amenities will keep you and your family coming back year after year. Historic sight-seeing in Savannah, Georgia, and Beaufort is only 45 minutes away.

Member quote: “I loved this place. Impeccable interiors, with excellently maintained grounds and a very friendly and accommodating staff. Two pools, BBQ grills and covered picnic area, and daily activities provided.”

Marriott’s Grande Ocean
Marriott’s Grande Ocean villas come with all the space you’ll need to stretch out and make the most of your vacation. As you enter your room, you instantly recognize the elegance, luxury and attention to detail you’re about to enjoy. Each two-bedroom/two-bath villa comes complete with comfortable couches, roomy arm chairs and private balconies that overlook the ocean or lagoons. You’ll enjoy 1,390 square feet of open and airy living space, which can accommodate up to six people. The villa has a master suite with whirlpool bath and separate shower; formal living and dining areas; a deluxe kitchen that includes an oven, microwave, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator and service for eight; a complete set of linens, bath towels and pool towels; washer and dryer; plus three televisions and a VCR.

Member quote: “The best vacation our family has ever had! Grande Ocean has it all! The condos are awesomely nice with granite countertops and plush bedding. The second bedroom has two queen beds. There's a very large living room too! This place had a five-star resort feel with very friendly staff.”

Both properties are available for rental and resale. If you’ve been to one of these resorts, we’d love to hear your comments.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Benefits of All Inclusive Timeshare Resorts

Why spend valuable time crunching numbers and budgeting for everything from food to entertainment when planning your vacation? By choosing an all-inclusive resort, you pay everything up-front and know, for the most part, how much your vacation will cost. At an all-inclusive timeshare resort, your meals, snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), activities, entertainment, tips, and taxes are all typically included in the price of your room, or are lumped into one additional all-inclusive fee paid to the resort at time of check-in. There are a number of all inclusive resorts listed on RedWeek.com. Policies vary from resort to resort, so be sure to get the most recent costs and list of inclusions prior to renting or buying a timeshare. Here’s a few suggestions that get top reviews from our members:

Occidental Grand Aruba
Overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean Sea on the expansive sands of Palm Beach rests the Occidental Grand Aruba. This resort exudes Caribbean style and charm. Let the crystal blue waters surround you as you try a host of water sports that includes kayaking, paddle boating, and snorkeling. Relax on the beach, or enjoy a dip in swimming pool which cascades with waterfalls.

This is a mandatory all-inclusive resort which includes: All food and drinks, a la carte dinners in your choice of five different specialty restaurants, alcoholic beverages with dinner, pool, 2 tennis courts, table tennis, room service, Continental breakfast, daily Kids Club with daily entertainment program, instructor led activities, non-motorized water sports, nightly entertainment plus taxes and gratuities.

Palace Resort at Moon Palace
Palace Resort at Moon Palace, in Cancun Mexico, offers you a world of tropical vacation pleasures such as powdery, white-sand beaches; swim and snorkel adventures; or deep-sea fishing. Other activities include: tennis courts, a gym and swimming pool. Their mandatory all inclusive program features: Accommodations, fine dining, snacks, top shelf drinks (domestic & imported), non-motorized water sports, entertainment, plus all taxes and gratuities. Check out the Dolphin Wet & Wild tour or take a bus ride to the beautiful and picturesque ancient Mayan Ruins at Tulum on the Jungle tour.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Why do Timeshares get a Bad Rap?

Those of you who own a timeshare know the joy and fun vacation ownership brings. It is a proven fact that families who own timeshares vacation 40% more than those who don’t, and with those wonderful vacations come great memories that last a lifetime. So, why is it that timeshares bring up negative connotations for some?

When people recount their timeshare purchase experience, tales of a high-pressured sales person are common. Some people were lead to believe that it was an investment, when in actuality a timeshare is really just a pre-paid vacation. Also, it can be challenging to get out of timeshare ownership at a later date, if you don’t understand how to use what you bought, or can no longer afford the payments. Many owners purchased their timeshare units with the full intention of using it every year, but life brings changes and with that, some are not able to use it as planned. What once was a great respite is now a huge burden they feel they cannot get out from under.

As the industry has changed and the developers are offering more flexible options for use, more families are purchasing timeshares and slowly the “bad rap” reputation is improving. Resorts are adding kid-friendly amenities, which is also helping the industry reach this new “family” market. Parents are realizing that timeshare units are larger than typical hotel rooms and have kitchens and washer / dryers that are a huge plus for family travel.

What’s really great is that more people are learning about the secondary timeshare market, where you can buy a timeshare resale from an owner for half as much as the retail price the developer charges. Some discovered this option because they are already owners at a particular resort and wanted more weeks and others learned about it by renting from an owner in the past. Those who have done their research, fully understand timeshares and know how to use them, can buy a resale with no remorse and be on their way to a great vacation.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Become a RedWeek.com Facebook Fan - Share Your Love of Timeshares with Friends

If you haven’t tried Facebook yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family as well as re-connect with old friends you’ve lost touch with (think people you knew in high school!) It’s quite a wonderful “social” web site that, “Gives people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” You can share photos, videos, links to articles you have read online and simply provide updates to friends (that you choose) about what you’ve done that day. If you have family that lives across the miles, it’s a great way to keep in touch because everyone gets the same update at the same time and you can read or comment when it’s convenient for you.

You can even find businesses you like and become their “Fans”. By doing so, you can communicate with them and they can update you on the latest news, trends, articles and special offers they have available. Your favorite timeshare website, now has a RedWeek.com Facebook Fan page you can join! Just click this link to see the page, and if you already have a Facebook account, just login and click “become a fan” or click “Sign Up” to create an account in minutes and then become a fan. See you on Facebook!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Find Reviews of Your Favorite Timeshares

If you’re trying to make a decision about a timeshare, a great way to do your research and find great, detailed information is to read a review. Not sure where to find one? RedWeek.com is a great resource for timeshare reviews. Whether you’re looking to buy a new timeshare resort from the developer, or get a great deal on a resale or rental, RedWeek can help you learn all the in’s and out’s of any resort listed on our site in a variety of ways.

Each property on our site contains photos, and in some cases many photos, with views of the: rooms, lobby area, pool, entry, grounds, special amenities (such as a game room) and often times a floor plan. Also, we include a brief description of the property, rooms, amenities and surrounding areas of interest you may want to visit. Wondering if there are kids’ activities? You’ll find it here. Are the rooms large or small? Our site can tell you. You can check out availability and pricing while you’re there as well.

And, for even more information, we have forums where people can discuss topics about a specific resort. You can ask questions and a member will answer. Or, you can reply to someone else’s question. It’s a tremendous resource available to you at RedWeek.com when you register and login free as a guest.

For even more, detailed information about the resort, you’ll want to read the member reviews, located at the bottom of each page. That’s where members share their personal experiences at the resort. They’ll talk about things they liked and didn’t and provide very specific details about their stay. To gain access to the timeshare reviews, an active RedWeek membership is required for just $14.99 per year.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Timeshare Companies Directory

Many top hotel chains, such as Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton, offer timeshare ownership. Have you ever wondered if the resort you love is one of them? You can find out using our Timeshare Companies Directory at RedWeek.com. What’s great about this extensive list of timeshare companies is that you can easily see if your favorite property has any timeshare units for resale, rental or exchange. Previous renters already know that renting or buying from a timeshare owner saves you money on your vacation, and that timeshare units not only provide more space but great amenities not available to the typical traveler.

To get started, visit this Directory of Timeshare Companies to start your search for more information your favorite property. Then click on the resort you are interested in and from there you can drill down by region. You’ll see what state and country that resort is located in, and from there you can see what rentals, resales and exchanges are available for each individual property. If that resort is participating in our Points Program, you’ll find that information here as well. (Buying and selling timeshare points requires active RedWeek.com membership.)

Once you find the timeshare resort you are looking for, you simply need to register for free as a guest to view its availability & pricing. And, when you’re ready to contact a timeshare owner directly, paid membership is required for just $14.99 per year.

Monday, June 15, 2009

No Surprises with a RedWeek Timeshare Rental

You’ve heard the stories. Someone you know goes on vacation and when the return you expect to hear about how great their trip was, when all they can do is complain about the accommodations. And what was the problem? They were surprised when the resort's location, facilities and amenities were not what they expected.

That is not a problem for those who rent a timeshare with RedWeek.com. Our online service eliminates the guesswork and uncertainty, because each listing has a wealth of information about the resorts you are interested in. You won’t have to wonder what the resort looks like because most of our listings have not just one, but numerous photos of the property. You won’t be surprised at what to expect because our extensive member reviews will tell you first-hand what previous renters experienced.

Plus, most every resort has its own individual forum where you have the opportunity to ask specific questions of other owners and renters. Find out what they liked and didn’t. Ask them what they like to do when they stay at the resort. Have them tell you about their favorite amenities, restaurants and local attractions. Visit RedWeek.com and start your search today for a timeshare rental that will provide you with a great vacation with no surprises.

Friday, June 12, 2009

It’s a Timeshare Buyers Market

For years, people have chosen timeshare ownership as a way to guarantee an annual vacation in a luxurious resort. Although vacation ownership comes with annual costs, such as resort property taxes and maintenance upkeep fees, it’s a price that timeshare owners are willing to pay due to the tremendous value that is added knowing your vacation in the same unit year after year. Or, that you can exchange your timeshare for another location around the world.

But in this current economic landscape, some timeshare owners are financially challenged and are now scrambling to unload their units. Many are even willing to take a considerable loss just to be rid of their fees and mortgages, which can be very difficult to keep up if you’ve lost your job. The upside to this trend is that if you are looking to buy a timeshare on the resale market, you can pick up some incredibly great deals. And, top resorts that were previously hard to get into or were too expensive in the past are now offering available units and have come down in price.

If you are ready to browse around for the timeshare you’ve always wanted, don’t forget to take a look at RedWeek.com. You can search specifically by resort property, geographic location or the week you want. Take a look at our quick search links for Newest Timeshare Resales. to see the latest units available, and Bargain Timeshare Resales for the cheapest hot properties. You can even subscribe via RSS feed to be alerted when new listings are added and be the first to know. It’s a buyers market out there, get in on the great deals while they last.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Visit the Edgewater Beach Resort Timeshare in Cape Cod this July 4th

Cape Cod has a variety of parades, picnics, and fairs that will have you humming the "Star Spangled Banner" all holiday long. Try the Pancake Breakfast at St. John’s in Sandwich, and then see one of the best parades on Cape Cod in Chatham, where the floats and bands marching down Main Street attracts thousands of visitors. July 3, 4, and 5 the “By The Bays 4th of July Fine Art & Crafts Show” is running, so, there is no end to the fun and festive things Cape Cod offers over the independence day holiday.

After all that celebrating you’ll be able to relax in your accommodations at the Edgewater Beach Resort, where the only thing rushing is the tide. Tranquility is what you’ll find here, where just a few steps out your door, you’ll find a beautiful private beach. There’s also an indoor/ outdoor pool complete with a whirlpool and sauna. Close by you’ll also enjoy bicycling, free nightly band concerts in the village, historical points of interest, museums, hiking, fishing, sightseeing and unlimited amusements.

Here’s what a RedWeek.com member had to say (5 star rating):

"The Edgewater is by far the nicest property on Cape Cod. The private beach alone makes it worth owning here. The housekeeping is immaculate and you cannot find a spot on the property where the ocean isn't in view. The condos have very nice decor with enough amenities to make it for a week or 2. Our family owns several weeks and we are looking for more.”
Rental opportunities at the Edgewater beach start at $93 per night. Resales from $749.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bargain Timeshare Resales

Renting a timeshare is often cheaper than staying in a hotel, but if you buy a cheap timeshare on the resale market, you can really save big. You will be on track to enjoy years of future vacations at a resort of your choosing, and you end up paying thousands less than those who bought from the developer. Many motivated sellers on RedWeek.com have priced their timeshare units at or below the cost of a one week timeshare rental and others are just asking a new owner to assume their monthly payments. These bargain timeshare resale deals are sure to move quickly. Here’s just a few:

Park Royal Piramides
Cancun, Mexico

The exquisite beaches and crystal clear aquamarine seas of Cancun provide a beautiful backdrop for the Park Royal Piramides timeshare. Almost every amenity you could imagine is available at this beachfront resort such as: a tennis courts, two pools, a health club/spa, and a restaurant. Relaxation awaits.

Americana Village
South Lake Tahoe, California

Escape the crowds at the Americana Village timeshare. This property is a quaint, family-oriented facility where the friendly staff is eager to assist you with your requests. Their activities staff also has a complete calendar full of fun events to ensure guests are never left wondering what to do. Visitors will find relaxation in the year-round heated outdoor pool, and beautiful sauna or hot tub.

Casa Blanca Resort
Panama City Beach, Florida

There’s a beautiful beach right outside the door of the Casa Blanca timeshare, where you can enjoy surf fishing, deep-sea fishing charters, or sailing. Sightseeing is also fun in and around Panama City where you’ll find such attractions as the Ocean Opry, Gulf World Aquarium, and Zoo World. There are also golf courses nearby and great dining and night life activities.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Use RedWishes for Timeshare Vacation Classified Ads

If you’re looking for a timeshare to rent or buy, but you’ve browsed our site and can't seem to find exactly what you’re looking for, try RedWishes. The RedWish pages are like your newspaper's classified ads… but for vacationers! It’s a simple, easy way to connect with timeshare owners on travel and vacation requests.

Here’s what you can do with RedWishes:
  • Post a wanted ad for a specific timeshare rental

  • Post a wanted ad for a specific timeshare purchase

  • Post an inquiry about a direct trade

  • See who wants to buy timeshare points

Here’s what a RedWeek.com member had to say:
“I posted a RedWish and within a couple of days had around 15 offers. I rented a one bedroom at Westgate Lakes from [RedWeek.com member]… This is a wonderful site. “ - Sharon D.
Become a member and get started.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Visit the Wyndham Ocean Walk Timeshare Resort on World Famous Daytona Beach

The Wyndham Ocean Walk is your one-stop family vacation destination in Daytona Beach, Florida. Why? Because there are so many things to do, all close to the resort. Located on the world’s most famous beach, the resort is right next door to the expansive Ocean Walk Village complex which features three-levels of entertainment including restaurants, theaters, and specialty shops.

On the property itself you'll find many amenities the family will enjoy including: four pools, a water slide, pool bar, a “kiddie” pool, the kid's Interactive Aquatic Center, a putting green, and their special "Get Out & Play" activities program. In addition, there are also great indoor activities such as: a pool table, arcade, and a nine-hole mini golf course, plus an exercise facility, and spa.

When exploring the city, remember that Daytona Beach is best known for its 23 miles of beaches and NASCAR racing, but, there are also downtown historical areas to visit. As you enjoy the beautiful scenery, you may want to consider a diving and deep sea fishing adventure where you could see wild dolphins and flying fish. It's all here, just waiting to be discovered on your next family vacation.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Know Your Timeshare Exchange Trading Value Up Front

One of the great benefits of the RedWeek award-winning, full-service exchange program is knowing how many points your timeshare week is worth before depositing. Unlike other timeshare exchange companies that assign "trading power", (which can be confusing and leave owners not knowing what their weeks are really worth), RedWeek Exchange offers free exchange valuations so you know exactly how many RedWeek Exchange Points your week is worth before you deposit.

We also offer a list of current exchange inventory (updated hourly) that includes points values for each available week. You see up-front how many points you need to make a reservation, and there are no hidden weeks. Don't have enough points? As long as you have 50% of the required number of points, you can purchase the rest (current rate is $1/point). Plus, our unique program lets you keep leftover points when exchanging for a lesser-value week. You even have three years from date of deposit to use your points.

Membership is only $14.99 a year and gives you access to all other RedWeek member benefits, like reviews, want ads, rentals & re-sales. Exchange fees are only $125 per week reservation. You pay one low fee for both domestic and international exchanges, and you can trade up or down as you like.

To get started, Value Your Week with us online for free. Tell us what week you own and we'll tell you how many RedWeek Exchange Points it is worth within 24 hours, or the next business day. Upon receiving the offer, you can decide whether to accept and deposit your week or not. You are under no obligation to deposit. For more details, see the Redweek Exchange Member Guide.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

For a Great Vacation Search Timeshare Deals in Hawaii

Looking for a tropical getaway for your summer vacation? You can’t beat Hawaii for beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, lush rainforests and stunning views. Check out these deals on Hawaii timeshares available for rent, re-sale or exchange. Just login to redweek.com to view availability and pricing for resorts on the following Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Hawaii (the big island), Maui, Molokai, and Kauai.

If you need help deciding which island to visit, here’s just some of the things you can do on each island:

You can engage in every imaginable outdoor activity here, with surroundings ranging from lava-strewn deserts to tropical rainforests. Hiking, sport fishing and horseback rides await. And, don’t miss Volcanoes National Park. See Hawaii timeshares.

Maui claims to have the best beaches in the world. Those who golf will want to visit the championship golf course. For a stunning sight, wake up early and visit the Haleakala Crater at sunrise. See Maui timeshares.

In addition to the beautiful beaches, such as popular Waikiki, you can hike down a lush mountainside during the day and finish off your evening with dinner at a luau or five-star restaurant. Check out the scenic drive up to the North Shore and see why it’s the surfers’ choice. See Oahu timeshares.

This is an island rich with culture and tradition. Get back to nature with outdoor adventures like a hike among the breathtaking Halawa Valley, or ride a mule through Kalaupapa National Historical Park. See Molokai timeshares.

Kauai’s emerald green pinnacles are definitive of its famous coastline. This island is a true tropical rainforest, filled with beautiful greenery and cascading waterfalls. Helicopter tours provide a bird’s eye view of the lush landscape. See Kauai timeshares.

No matter which island you choose, the warm, tranquil waters await to refresh you and the breathtaking beauty of the island will renew you. There’s no place quite like Hawaii.

(Photo provided by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Get Timeshare Posting Updates on Any Resort

Did you know you can set an alert to receive an email on any resort posted on RedWeek.com? Just login to your favorite timeshare site and search for the resort you are interested in. You’ll see a hyperlink off to the right which says “Be Notified of New Postings”. When the pop up window opens, you can choose to be notified about postings: of that resort only, of other resorts in that geographic area, in that city or in that state. You can be specific about the type of information you are notified about as well. Choose an alert about: rentals, re-sales, exchanges, resort developer sales, special offers or click all the boxes. You can remove alerts or change their frequency at any time from your e-mail subscriptions page.

Also, from your email subscription page, you can change your forum alerts and choose to be notified about timeshares for sale in areas you select. To sign up for forum alerts, just go to the “Forums” tab and click on a topic of interest. Chose a question and at the right you’ll see a link which says “Be alerted of replies in this topic”. Forum discussions are also available for specific resorts. Simply go to the posting on the resort you are interested in and click “Discuss (resort name) now” or on the right side of the page click on “View discussion forum” and post a new question or answer a question.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Do You Twitter? Share Timeshare Tips!

RedWeek is now on Twitter! Follow us today for real-time information about the timeshare industry, travel, vacations and RedWeek.com. If you don’t already have one, create a free Twitter account and join in the conversation by sharing your experiences with timeshares, resort travel, and using RedWeek.com to help others learn about the amazing world of timesharing.

Twitter lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: “What are you doing?” Answers, (AKA "tweets"), must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant messaging, or the web. You can even send web links.

As Twitter explains, “The result of using Twitter to stay connected with friends, relatives, and coworkers is that you have a sense of what folks are up to but you are not expected to respond to any updates unless you want to. This means you can step in and out of the flow of information as it suits you.”

So, click our link above and start following redweektravel to ask questions, post tips, and exchange thoughts and ideas about the timeshare and travel industry. It’s fun and informative.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Buy & Sell Timeshare Points on RedWeek.com

If you are looking to trade your fixed timeshare week for another destination around the world, you’ll want to visit your favorite timeshare site and check out our new points resale pages. Points owners and buyers have the flexibility to trade their points for those at another participating resort, to broaden their vacation destination opportunities.

RedWeek.com offers access to the following major points systems:To get started, login with your active membership at RedWeek.com (just 14.99 for 12 months) and browse the resorts listed above to find the one that’s right for your next vacation.