The following post was submitted by a reader and poses the following questions –
Is RCI’s Trading Power Declining?
Is there a push to convert all RCI members over to Wyndham Points?
We own 2 timeshares – both in Kauai Bali Hai and Ali Kai. We have always traded these, and have always gotten into great resorts i.e. Disney Beach Club and Boardwalk Villas (this year for Christmas). However, I notice lately that rci does not seem to have the same amount of inventory that they have had in past years. Upon questioning one of their CSR agents I was told it’s because owners are renting their units.
I also notice that the amount of Gold Crown resorts seem to be shrinking. We usually can always get what we want as we book about 10 months out, but we are really having a problem this year. Some say that this has to do with the fact that Wyndham now owns rci and is restricting inventory. I would hate to think that this is the case, but I do know that Wyndham has there own point plan that they try to get you to buy into. The Wyndham points timeshare is supposed to give you better access to inventory, however, it’s extremely expensive to do this. Anyone know anything about this???
I encourage anyone with any information or experience with this to post a comment.