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Are Bonus Weeks Correlated to Demand?

huestous

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I had always assumed that this was true.

Whenever we deposit a Hawaii week, we receive a bonus week in addition to the exchange, and I had assumed this was due to high demand for Hawaii weeks.

However, a recent thread on the Hawaii board suggests that the Big Island is pink time half the year, with the rest of the year is very light pink, except for weeks 51 & 52 which are very red.

Do red weeks in general receive bonus weeks when deposited with an exchange company, or only highly demanded red weeks? (I'm also assuming that any highly demanded week is by definition red).

Is the granting of bonus weeks upon deposit a reasonable indicator of trade power?
 

gmarine

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Bonus weeks are given as incentive for owners of high demand weeks to deposit.

If you get a bonus week then you have a week with good trading power. Hawaii in general will have good trading power any week of the year.
 

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You can make the blanket statement that all of HI is high-demand and high-season. After that, it's true that some places and some times in HI are less demanded than others. Reasons are location (is or isn't on popular beach area like Kaanapali), resort itself (purpose-built or refitted motel or residential condos) and drive time to airport, popular attractions, beaches etc.

The poster who used "light pink" has some biases that others don't, and he admitted as much.

Bonus weeks are incentives for depositing in most cases, like HI. Sometimes they are the result of deals that the exchange company made with the resort developer, and only last for around seven years.

Remember that bonus weeks are similar or identical to "extra vacation" weeks that all exchange company members can get. Just as bonus weeks GO to high-demanded resort depositors, they ALLOW you to visit lesser-demanded resorts or seasons.
 

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Lee B said:
Just as bonus weeks GO to high-demanded resort depositors, they ALLOW you to visit lesser-demanded resorts or seasons.
If this is generally the case, then I've been very lucky to date. I have deposited Hawaii weeks twice, and each time received a Hawaii week as bonus.
 
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