Have you ever considered gifting a timeshare vacation to friends or family? If you aren't using it or have some points leftover, a vacation makes a great present under the tree!
How to Gift a Timeshare
As an owner, you have control of your timeshare and who uses it. Just because one year you aren't going on vacation, or you have leftover points doesn't mean it has to go to waste.
It gets more and more difficult each holiday season to come up with the perfect gifts for friends and family. Sometimes a bottle of wine just doesn't hold the same appreciation as a sparkly present or even a trip somewhere new.
There may also come a point when you're considering selling your ownership, maybe because you don't get the same use out of it anymore. You can try out gifting a timeshare vacation before completely cutting the cord.
All you have to do is call your resort to make a reservation. Ask them about their guest policy and let them know you are booking for someone else. Some resorts may have an age requirement for check-in, so be sure if you're gifting a timeshare to the kids that they are old enough!
RCI Gift Certificate
If you're an owner of a fixed week timeshare or your brand doesn't have a ton of options for adventure, a vacation exchange network has just the fix.Through RCI, a popular timeshare trading platform, members can exchange their timeshare week or points for a similar resort of equal trading power.
And, they even allow members to buy gift certificates, making it as easy as ever to give the gift of travel this holiday.
See 2020 RCI Fees for gift certificate prices.
Can I Gift a Getaway to Family through Interval International?
Interval International is another top vacation exchange brand. Check with your resort so you know which platform they're affiliated with. Similar to RCI, members of Interval International (II) can also gift a timeshare vacation. In some cases, you don't even need to buy one. II has certain programs that allow members to get a gift certificate at no cost.
Best Resorts in Orlando
You can't go wrong with a vacation to Orlando. Theme parks, beaches nearby, shopping and the excitement of the city, gifting your timeshare here is fool-proof.
Disney Vacation Club
The Disney Vacation Club has eleven of the best resorts in Orlando. For families or even adults that love the parks, DVC has a ton of options. DVC owners use their points as currency, so if you have some leftover for the year or want to "borrow" some from next year, you can give your loved one an incredible vacation. Check out BoardWalk Villas, the Polynesian, Saratoga Springs, or even the newest Riviera Resort.
Hilton Grand Vacations Orlando Resorts
There are four incredible Hilton Grand Vacations Orlando resorts to choose from. Hilton Grand Vacations at Seaworld and Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village provide a more upscale, classic atmosphere. Choose from Parc Soleil or Las Palmeras as well. Each is within a short distance to the parks and has excellent accommodations.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek
With prime real estate close to the Disney theme parks, Wyndham Bonnet Creek resort is a perfect spot for an Orlando vacation. Swimming pools, horseback riding and golf will keep guests schedule jam-packed.
The Best Resorts in Las Vegas
Why not send your friends or family off to the City of Lights? There are several incredible resorts along the Strip in Las Vegas. Take your pick between luxury, family-friendly and fun.
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Holiday Inn Desert Club Resort
Affordable and family-friendly, the Holiday Inn Desert Club Resort is just far enough away from the Strip to have a stress-free, fun vacation.A quiet oasis in the desert, guests can enjoy five heated swimming pools, free shuttle to the local fun, and enjoy all the condo-style amenities.
Wyndham Grand Desert
This mega-resort has three soaring towers that provide sweeping views of the mountains, city-scape or the courtyard and pool on-site. Another family-friendly property just off the Strip, guests at Wyndham Grand Desert enjoy spa services, a luxurious pool with sun-deck, and free shuttle service.
Hilton Grand Vacations Las Vegas Resorts
HGVC owners have some of the best options to stay in Las Vegas. The Elara is adjacent to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, which encompasses nine restaurants and a state-of-the-art luxury spa. If you want to really give your loved ones a lavish experience, the Trump Tower has private cabanas, 110-foot pool and world-class spa.
Take a look at 4 Fabulous Hilton Grand Vacations Las Vegas Resorts