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Does the number of points used to reserve the days stay at the resort increase over time? In other words, does the value of your points decrease over time so that you must purchase more points in the future to get the same # of days in the resort?
I guess it's possible under certain situations, but maybe somebody else can pitch in.... Follow my logic...
You purchase 154K points at resort "A" (1 good week in a 2/2). The resort is located near attractions and is generally popular. You want to exchange your week for resort "B" and 154K pts will get you one week this year. No problem... Now, you still own at resort "A" but five years from now, all the attractions close up and the area has become a slum. I wonder if it's possible for the points at that resort to lose value?
Barring something like that, I doubt it. I have owned with Wyndham since 2000 and my first 154K is still worth 154K and still gets me good weeks when I want them....Now, over time, maint fees will go up with inflation.
But to answer your question:
"does the value of your points decrease over time so that you must purchase more points in the future to get the same # of days in the resort?"
Simple answer....No. You own the week, you own the week.
As I said, it may be possible that your week may be worth 154K points this year and 126K five years from now but you still own enough points to get into your resort for the week you purchased....
No the cost in points to stay at a Wyndam doesn't increase..
All of the resorts within Wyndam are tied to a deed (at least the US ones), affiliates I can't speak to. The deed sets the amount of points at that resort and it never changes (as verified to me by an owner's relations rep).
However, as Wyndam builds/purchases/or converts a weeks resort to points, the points values at those resorts are more expensive because the cost of those resorts are more expensive.
For example: at most Wyndam resorts a 2 bedroom goes for 154,000 pts to 189,000 points....but the newly acquired Hawaii resorts (shearwater a newer purchase) goes for 400,000 pts. So the Wyndam owner can use their current amount of points, borrow from next year, or rent points from Wyndam or another owner in order to secure that reservation. Or they can shorten the trip.
The points required for a certain resort during a certain season will not change, and the number of weeks in each season category will not change. They may shift the seasons, as long as it's still the same number of weeks for each (i.e., they can change which weeks are "prime," but they can't change how many weeks are "prime").
As new resorts are built, they tend to have higher point values. But the older ones will still require the same...
There is some sentence in the rule to allow them adjust the point if need. But that probably will require to redeed you. Besides, it will have to go through a lot of paper work. It will not worth the effort.