There are at least three kinds of DRI affiliate arrangements.
1. DRI owns intervals at the resort but does not manage the property. (e.g. San Luis Bay Inn or Cypress Pointe). The Charter Club is this type of affiliate. As reported in the US Collection annual audit, the Collection owned 426.4 weeks at this location on Dec. 31, 2014. DRI, Inc may own additional intervals.
2. DRI negotiates reciprocal exchange agreements. (e.g. Raintree Vacation Club or Pacific Grand locations.) Diamond explains: "Affiliated resorts are resorts with which we have contractual arrangements to use a certain number of vacation intervals or units either in exchange for our providing similar usage of intervals or units at our managed resorts or for a maintenance or rental fee. ... In the vast majority of cases, our affiliated resorts provide us with access to their vacation intervals or units in exchange for our providing similar usage of intervals or units at our managed resorts, and no fees are paid by us in connection with these exchanges."
3. DRI rents rooms at affiliate locations. DRI either pays an upfront fee to reserve inventory at an affiliated resort or pays the affiliated resort the funds required at the time the reservation is made. This option is one reason for the increases in Club Dues: "we incorporate this upfront fee into our calculation for annual dues to be paid by members of the Clubs."
Cypress Pointe will become DRI managed on 01 Jan 2016.