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INTERVAL INTERNATIONAL (HOW IT WORKS AND WHY PEOPLE ARE HAPPY / NOT HAPPY)
Member Name: Deeganmetzger
Advantages: Vacation for you, your kids and your grand kids
Disadvantages: You get what you own and be realistic.
There are always so many opinions when it comes to Timeshare / Interval International.
Most people who complain, dont understand how it works. We went through all that. I bought my first timeshare on the honeymoon with my wife in tenerife. This is over two decades ago. At that time Interval was quiet new and we explored the timeshare world.
Off course we bought with emotions, we were on honeymoon and expected a bright future, but back home in cold Switzerland we thought after a while, me might have done a wrong decision. Back home, I had to work in my garage, selling motorcycles. I started to regret my decision. We tried to book our next vacation, we expected a bit the impossible, we have complained, been upset... but finally we went on vacation... we went on vacation as a couple, later with our little daughter Michaela. Then we went on vacation with parents or friends. We went on vacation when our friends had to stay home because of the oil crisis, we went on vacation during economy crisis... and we still do.
Me and my wife are now owners for over 21 years. Today we are multiple weeks owners and understand how Interval works. Interval International is affiliated to over 2500 Resorts. Cheap timeshare resorts somewhere far up and also exclusive resorts, such as clubs from Hyatt.
Our first Membership was cheap, very cheap! And we expected to go to any place in the world. We were upset when we found out, that we can't stay in 5 Star Resorts all over the world. Requests didn't went through and Interval International didn't had any availability. We were upset and complaining, we told our friends interval doesn't work and that we should have listened to them. Our Timeshare and Interval knowledge changed, when we attended on a very exclusive brand. At that time I was earning more money as my company has grown and we listened carefully to the presentation. We read the Interval International Information and came to the result = you get what you own!
If you buy a 2000 USD Week (or Points) Membership you will never travel to a 70,000 USD Week location.
Interval has every Membership or week classified with a certain trade Power. And this is were it comes down. Even if you buy a exclusive brand, mid season, you will not travel all over the world. You will get exclusive brands, mid season.
If you buy exclusive brand, peak season, biggest apartment, (high demand) you will get exclusive brand, peak season, biggest apartment (TDI). But guess how people react, when Interval tells you that your membership is simply not valuable enough, they get angry, they go online and write reviews or complain to friends, just as we did years ago. They blame Interval, not themselves.
Interval International and timeshare works. It all comes down to:
You get what you own and be realistic.
In 2011 my daughter is getting married. We are proud to say, that our Michaela and our son in law, will spend the honeymoon at the cayman islands, in a interval international exchange resort. The family will stay there too. Thanks to Interval International and timeshare.
Cheers from Bern,
Summary: it works
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