- Sep 17, 2009
- Reaction score
- Resorts Owned
- Vistana, Marriott, DVC
Is the answer to rely entirely on my owned weeks? What do they have in mind?
I won't tell you what to do. But electing all or most unused weeks for points to make high-demand reservations in Abound for rental purposes just because it's more profitable than renting the weeks and generates a higher "return on investment" may be crossing a line. And it does affect other owners too.
Many of us have weeks that are valuable in Abound because they are Platinum weeks or Event weeks and also have a high rental value. I tend to just rent unused weeks as weeks, or at least try to make it the rule rather than the exception.
There are thousands of reservations on Redweek for MVC resorts for 2-6 nights (or 7 nights Tue-Tue or Wed-Wed) that are clearly points reservations. I'm not even counting the 7-night reservations on regular checkin days that may also originate from points. That's all inventory that is gone from Abound mostly because owners grab it to rent, not for personal use. I posted an example for MCS in an earlier post. Here's an example for NCV just for next month, and just stuff listed as still available. None of these are weeks reservations. If I can see this, so can MVC... I can't blame them for wanting to mitigate this.