- Jun 6, 2005
- Reaction score
- San Antonio
- Resorts Owned
- Marriott Harbour Point (HP), Kauai Beach Villas, Riverside Suites, WorldMark Pts (WM), Wyndham Pts
But in terms of availability, I dont see how increasing the cost of the most popular resort/seasons while lowering the cost of off-season does much to improve availability. It is not as if many members who want the high-demand reservation will instead choose the off-season reservation because the credits are lower. Their booking patterns are likely driven by when they can take vacations vs the credit cost. And even if they did, I think they are easily replaced by someone else willing to pay the increased credits.Well, if the members don't want to reallocate, they don't want to reallocate. Still, I suspect reallocation would be more acceptable at some resorts than others. The resorts that offer exceptionally good deals on large units during peak season are probably the ones that are so hard to book. These are the resorts where reallocating makes sense, and these are also the resorts that probably are targeted by people looking for inventory to rent. Resorts that are already expensive aren't going to be desirable for renting, and I would guess these resorts are easier for ordinary owners to book. (Although I don't have enough experience booking high-demand WM reservations to be sure.)
Maybe everyone else plays the game differently, but given the numerous cash booking options I tend to not use credits for my off-season bookings. Saving them for prime season reservations.
And all cash booking options except BT are using Wyndham credits - either owned or acquired via TS.