I received a survey from MVCI today and I captured what I thought were interesting sections about the details of what they are considering with the new points system. Sorry if this has already been posted somewhere else.
I think I prefer the present system and exchanges with II. I think this new program would cost more $$ ($159 to belong to the program?)...
...Based on the recent changes to the MR program I don't anticipate changes that will benefit the Marriott owner. Sounds like these enhancements will make it more difficult to upgrade into a 2 bedroom, more popular resort or season.
If Marriott is going to a points based system, the MF's should not be the same for every season.
Agree. I should not have to pay the same as a platinum at my resort if I don't get the same number of points.
Also, I wonder if they will devalue our timeshare using this new system. Require 25000 pts today for a week at resort X, and 15 yrs from now, require 30000 pts for the same week at resort X. All while giving me 25000 for my week.
That will tell us something about Marriott's thinking -- was it sent to only developer purchasers, to multiple week owners, to some or all resale owners, etc.?
vacationtime1 said:That will tell us something about Marriott's thinking -- was it sent to only developer purchasers, to multiple week owners, to some or all resale owners, etc.?
Not that it matters; Marriott is probably just doing its first round of market research.
FWIW -- we own two eoy Waiohai weeks purchased resale and did not receive the survey -- at least yet.
Option 1 - Minimal change, use your full points for a full week at a resort you desire
* Go to Myrtle Beach during Platinum season and stay in a 2-bedroom villa for 7 nights.
Option 2 - Change the number of bedroom and access a more highly demanded resort during peak season
* Go to the Caribbean to stay at a 1 bedroom during Platinum season for 7 nights
Option 3 - Change the number of days and season when you travel and turn 7 days into 14 days
* Go to Las Vegas to stay at a 1-bedroom during Platinum Season for a weekend (2 nights), AND go to Mountain Region resort to stay at a 2-bedroom during Silver Season for 7 nights AND go to Orlando to stay at a 2-bedroom during Gold Season for 5 weekday night
Option 4 - Bank one year of Vacation Points to go to Hawaii
* Through banking one year of Points, you will have 57,800 Points
* Go to Hawaii for a 2-bedroom during Platinum Season for 7 nights and still have 9,000 Vacation Points to bank to the following year
20. Today, you trade your week hoping to be confirmed into a high demand destination. In the Vacation Points Exchange Program, your current week may not provide you with the annual Vacation Points required to access a 2-bedroom villa at/during a high-demand destination or week, but you would know the required Vacation Points needed to access the high demand destination prior to making the reservation.
What do you think about the concept that in the new program not all weeks equal the same number of Vacation Points?
I didn't think the proposed plan took flexchange into account. I really use this aspect of II to get a bigger unit in the last 59 days.
I also don't know about paying additional $$ to belong to this new point program.
The biggest advantage to the proposed program is anyday checkin. It will make it easier to use FF miles since the greatest demand is on weekend and the new plan would allow you to fly on weekdays.
A lot of people (a lot of tuggers) will complain about the loss of opportunities to upgrade to a 'better' trade for no cost, i.e. trading a sport week at Orlando's CH for a week at any of the Hawaiian Marriotts. IMHO, I look at this as a non issue...the idea of trading has alway been meant as a like for like exchange.
There should be a grace period where all current owners can enroll without ANY fee - don't we already own these weeks/points and doesn't Marriott NEED our weeks/points to implement their new system???
It is interesting that Marriott mentioned the '3 year period' - similar to the committment to the RCI points program.