What Is Up With Dial An Exchange Timeshare and Vacation Exchange?

What Is Up With Dial An Exchange Timeshare and Vacation Exchange?

What timeshare exchange company is in the news more than Dial An Exchange ? It’s not as if the company is new on the scene. Dial An Exchange has been part of the timeshare and vacation exchange industry since 1977, starting out with a few vacation units in Waikiki. Dial An Exchange, it seems, uses a two-ingredient recipe that is turning out a very satisfying timeshare and vacation exchange product for the consumers, the resorts, and the homeowners associations (HOAs) with which it works.

Over the years, Dial An Exchange has grown and expanded its offerings and services. Now servicing over one million timeshare owners, including some 450,000 direct members, Dial An Exchange works with thousands of resorts worldwide. But what makes Dial An Exchange so distinctive in the vacation exchange services it provides?

First, Dial An Exchange does not utilize the typical affiliation model for timeshare exchange. Ingredient One of the Dial An Exchange success recipe is the fact that consumers can take advantage of the DAE timeshare exchange without being a paying member. Offering a free membership level, DAE permits members to exchange timeshare, paying only an exchange fee upon confirmation. Members can deposit their weeks and then have up to three years to make their exchange.

Vacation Exchange Online … Where Consumers Want It

Recognizing that online is where travel plans and accommodations are made, Dial An Exchange makes it easy for vacationers to browse live resort availability online at any time and to execute their entire vacation exchange online, even putting resort weeks ‘on hold’ while they make their final decisions and plans. Among many other benefits offered is the option for owners to buy bonus weeks at reduced prices made available exclusively to owners.

And the second ingredient in the Dial An Exchange success story is superior customer service, whether that service is rendered to members, homeowners associations or affiliated resorts. With eleven worldwide offices, DAE is focused on having a responsive presence in all parts of the globe. And when you realize that 50 percent of the company’s membership growth is member referral, you know you are talking client care services that really work.

Susan Friedline, Director, Business Development for Dial An Exchange, says, “It’s great to hear excellent feedback from our members, and when a resort wants to add value to their ownership, we’re a great solution. As our industry matures, it is becoming more critical to add choice, innovative solutions and personalized service to satisfy the changing needs of today’s vacation owners. We are dedicated to fulfilling these needs by creating new services and products to resolve industry challenges.”

The result: DAE is now the world’s largest privately owned timeshare and vacation exchange provider.

Recent news from Dial An Exchange on The Timeshare Authority blog:


Dial An Exchange Says Aloha to Royal Aloha Vacation Club Members

Dial An Exchange Says Aloha to Royal Aloha Vacation Club Members

Dial An Exchange Says Aloha to Royal Aloha Vacation Club Members
Dial An Exchange Says Aloha to Royal Aloha Vacation Club Members

Honolulu, Hawaii based Royal Aloha Vacation Club has selected Dial An Exchange (DAE) to provide new vacation exchange benefits for the 9,000-plus members of the vacation club. Recognized as the largest independently owned vacation exchange company in the world, Dial An Exchange timeshare exchange has become a favorite timeshare and vacation services resource for homeowners’ associations, management companies and timeshare resales companies.

RAVC HOA President Dave DiBernardino says, ““Our relationship with DAE is very exciting because it enables us to continue to provide high standards of excellence our members have come to expect while at the same time seeking new opportunities to enhance their vacation exchange options.”

DiBernardino adds, “After hearing high praise from our members already using DAE to service their exchanges, it seemed natural to jump on the DAE bandwagon. Now we can let all of our members know there is a choice out there in exchange services for our new and long-time owners.”

Royal Aloha Vacation Club is one of the oldest independent timeshare clubs in the US, was the first vacation club to register in Hawaii. The Royal Aloha Vacation Club is member owned and managed. Today, the Hawaii vacation club offers vacation and timeshare units in Kona and Maui, Hawaii; Otter Creek, Oregon; Neuva Andalucia, Spain; Branson, Missouri; Chandler, Arizona; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; and Acapulco, Mexico.

Royal Aloha Vacation Club resales are available at all of these locations including Royal Aloha  Multi-Destination vacation club resales.

Dial An Exchange Timeshare Continues Expansion

Dial An Exchange Timeshare Continues Expansion

Dial An Exchange Timeshare Expanding
Dial An Exchange Timeshare Expanding Member Exchange Options

Dial An Exchange (DAE), already recognized as the world’s largest privately owned resource for an owner to exchange timeshare, continues its growth and expansion with new properties in Europe. Dial An Exchange, managing director Europe, Oliver Green says, “Over the past few months we have signed numerous participation agreements with resorts all over Europe. From the traditional hot spots to the more up and coming destinations, we’re offering ever greater holiday opportunities. Whether it be beach holidays, hiking or thermal baths, we’re able to provide it all.”

Adding to the opportunities to exchange timeshare by its members, Dial An Exchange has sourced many new locations including Venice and Sicily in Italy and Lesbos in Greece.

Green goes on to explain, “These participation agreements are great news for Dial An Exchange members as it means their holiday options are ever widening. But it’s also good for the resorts as they gain access to a growing Dial An Exchange membership. Meanwhile shared ownership in general will benefit from having thriving resorts with owners able to enjoy the added value of a low cost and transparent exchange proposition.”

Among the many great benefits offered by Dial An Exchange are its diversity of resort locations and options and its free membership tier. A popular way to exchange timeshare, Dial An Exchange also offers 24/7 availability and booking online; no upfront fees, and a low exchange fee payable only upon booking confirmation.

More News about Dial An Exchange Timeshare:

Dial An Exchange Partners with SellMyTimeshareNOW.com in Rental Program

Dial An Exchange Partners with SellMyTimeshareNOW.com in Rental Program

We are excited to share this news from Dial An Exchange, which is really our news, too. But with something as big as the new guaranteed program ensuring your timeshare rental is ready and waiting when you arrive, well… that’s an announcement that deserves extra attention.

Here is the announcement as released by our rental program partners, Dial An Exchange, just this morning:


Phoenix, AZ – June 6, 2013 Dial An Exchange (DAE), the world’s largest independently owned timeshare exchange provider with worldwide destination availability, has teamed up with SellMyTimeshareNow.com, a leader in online timeshare resales and rentals, to provide a benefit to timeshare owners who wish to monetize their vacation weeks and to the consumers that wish to rent them. This new program will guarantee that weeks posted by timeshare owners for rent on the SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com websites are valid and, in fact, available to rent – real time.

Commented Fermin Cruz, VP Americas Region for DAE, “This is a tremendous benefit to renters. Prior to the introduction of this program, independent owners’ rental postings were seldom guaranteed as described in their ads. Often owners forget that they’ve rented to a friend, rented via another site or not paid all appropriate fees, resulting in a lockout status of their unit. In essence, the prospective renter had to trust the validity of the rental ad they were reading. Since independent owners can set their own prices, renters love to book these weeks because the rental rates are so low. Now Dial An Exchange will do the legwork to ensure that the rental is truly available and current.”

Starting July, 2013, vacationers will be able to rent owners’ timeshares for week long luxury vacations through each of the VacationOwnership.com brand websites, SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com backed by an accommodations verification processed by DAE. Pricing on the VacationOwnership.com brands will be competitively lower and will be made available to all timeshare owners, regardless of how many weeks they have to offer.  The new VacationOwnership.com rental program will appeal to vacationers who prefer the amenities and spacious accommodations of timeshare resorts at highly competitive prices, and will also enable timeshare owners to monetize their vacation ownership by generating rental income. At the same time, they will be introducing the timeshare ownership proposition to reach millions of prospective buyers that had not previously considered timeshare as an option.

Added Cruz, “The service we are providing for the VacationOwnership.com brands is part of our core competency and a perfect fit for us. Plus there is huge value for the renters who will not have to worry if the owner has paid his maintenance fees, already rented the unit, or deposited it with an exchange service without taking down the rental listing. Until now, such problems were all valid concerns. We anticipate that the continued online expertise of ResortRentals.com and SellMyTimeshareNOW.com combined with DAE’s supporting services will deliver a value benefit to the industry as a whole, breathing new life into the secondary market.”

Jason Tremblay, Founder of SellMyTimeshareNOW.com adds, “Through advancements being implemented on SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and ResortRentals.com, timeshare owners will soon be able to get their properties in front of an extremely targeted and massive base of vacationers who have been previously under-marketed for timeshare rentals. The new timeshare rental booking platform will deliver what travelers and vacationers want by making it easy for them to book and confirm their vacation immediately, in the same easy way they are accustomed to booking airline reservations and other online travel services.”

Today DAE is the world’s largest privately owned timeshare exchange provider with worldwide destination availability, an extensive network of corporate customers, and a  member base of over 450,000. Offices are located in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, India, South Africa, Italy and now Eastern Europe and Egypt. DAE offers a free membership option and exchange fees are not charged until an exchange is confirmed.