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If you have or had a trade to a European resort booked thru RCI for this fall/early winter, it seems unlikely that travel restrictions for U.S. citizens will be lifted. But European resorts will not be closed since other coutries' citizens are free to travel there.

Any thoughts on whether RCI will refund exchange fees for those of us forbidden to travel to those exchanges? Or should I bit the bullet and purchase RCI insurance which will re-instate my TPUs but increase the financial loss? Trade fee of @240, insurance @110, new trade fee of @240 if we go this route to regain the 34 TPUs we used for Royal Regency.
 

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If you have or had a trade to a European resort booked thru RCI for this fall/early winter, it seems unlikely that travel restrictions for U.S. citizens will be lifted. But European resorts will not be closed since other coutries' citizens are free to travel there.

Any thoughts on whether RCI will refund exchange fees for those of us forbidden to travel to those exchanges? Or should I bit the bullet and purchase RCI insurance which will re-instate my TPUs but increase the financial loss? Trade fee of @240, insurance @110, new trade fee of @240 if we go this route to regain the 34 TPUs we used for Royal Regency.
I think you have a good chance of a refund. Have you called and spoken to a rep ? You're right, travel is happening here but each country has it's own bubbles of who they let in.
 

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I had a trade to a chateau in France thru RCI, and with the closed borders had to cancel. RCI gave us an exchange fee credit, and the week back. I also had a unit booked in England in May thru RCI, same problem. Same outcome. There is a time limit to use the $ credit. I have already used mine up exchanging into the USA into "safer" states . Heading out again this time to Newport, RI
 

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Thanks mav and Nerodog! I just went to the Royal Regency website and found that the resort remains closed so I will call RCI today. As of now the monies & TPUs paid to RCI and the airfare paid to EasyJet from BCN to BOD are the only outstanding refunds. The airfare for 2 of us on EasyJet was only 84euro total and will only be refunded if the flight is cancelled, so that is not a killer, but we sure, would like everything back in our RCI account.

mav, you will love Newport. That was one of our favorite timeshare trips. Be sure to take the coastal path if you are able annnd touring the mansions is a must if it's possible during Covid restrictions!
 

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:)Thank you for your well wishes, beejaybeeohio, yes, we LOVE Newport, RI go very year for 2 weeks for the last 24 years, this will make 25 years in a row. One of the only places in the U.S. we consistently go to. We LOVE Ocean Drive, the mansions, cliff walk, do that every day and just so many lovely spots there in and around Newport.
 

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:)Thank you for your well wishes, beejaybeeohio, yes, we LOVE Newport, RI go very year for 2 weeks for the last 24 years, this will make 25 years in a row. One of the only places in the U.S. we consistently go to. We LOVE Ocean Drive, the mansions, cliff walk, do that every day and just so many lovely spots there in and around Newport.
We were supposed to go to Newport, RI (would have been my first trip) this year. That trip got cancelled.
 

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Thanks mav and Nerodog! I just went to the Royal Regency website and found that the resort remains closed so I will call RCI today. As of now the monies & TPUs paid to RCI and the airfare paid to EasyJet from BCN to BOD are the only outstanding refunds. The airfare for 2 of us on EasyJet was only 84euro total and will only be refunded if the flight is cancelled, so that is not a killer, but we sure, would like everything back in our RCI account.

mav, you will love Newport. That was one of our favorite timeshare trips. Be sure to take the coastal path if you are able annnd touring the mansions is a must if it's possible during Covid restrictions!
The Cliff walk is always lovely. I hope the mansions will be open for you too it's a nice area to tour around.
 
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We're considering a trip to Norway in Nov-Dec 2021.
Yeah, I know it will be cold... it's for the Northern Lights.
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Luanne, you will love Newport, maybe next year:) maybe there will be a last minute cancellation this year in July or August and you can grab it. That's what I did for our July trip. It popped in and I JUMPED! We go back in August, the very end of August. I am very sad about the way Europe is panning out, but I am jumping on last minute trips in what I feel are "safer" states
 

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Hello..Lisbon has suffered a bit in a few non tourist areas so numbers arent where the hivty would like to see. However, the rest of the country has been doing great. Infact I ventured out to the Algarve and Alentejo areas in pousadas. They are staggered in their openings and 50%capacity.
 
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RCI's response was to call after the end of July, but "Gilbert" the rep indicated that TPUs and exchange fee will be returned. The deposit I used exires at the end of June next year and reserving Royal Regency took 38 TPUs. Not sure where we'd go in the US to use that many.
 
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