Thursday, June 6, 2013
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:
DIAL AN EXCHANGE PARTNERS WITH SELLMYTIMESHARENOW.COM TO LAUNCH RENTAL PROGRAM
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.