Travel clubs are typically promoted with great beaches, exciting mountain retreats and exotic travel in other countries. For many owners who want to get out of their timeshare contracts, this is thought of as a great alternative for vacationing. The common sales pitch is if you invest a little bit in their service today, you’ll probably save crazy amounts of money down the line. But there are also many unknown names advertising that you can’t help but be a little suspicious. You might think that these are scams. First, you must determine if they operate on the timeshare idea. Timeshares are considered to be an unworkable business strategy. The problem with the very concept that timeshare travel clubs operate on is that they promise too many people an access to a modest capacity, and everyone shows up at the same time. When timeshare travel clubs promise you the ability to exchange your options with ones with other members for their resorts, make sure that that will actually happen. If you will buy a timeshare, make sure that they don’t charge you anything over the upfront fees you pay to sign up. A number of them have regular maintenance fees that recur with no end.
Meanwhile, timeshare travel clubs operate a no return policy most of the time. After you sign up and make your payment, there’s usually no way to end it even when they require you to pay a yearly contribution. Not only do they not let you cancel your contract, they won’t even let you sell your membership to anyone else. Try to search on Google about the ongoing commitment horror stories that many timeshare members can’t get out of.
Moreover, most travel vacation clubs do not actually own any hotels or resorts anywhere. All they do is to promise you a stay in general-purpose hotels owned by other corporations in the area you’re interested in and this doesn’t really work most of the time. Thus, make sure that you stay away from travel clubs that advertise in a tone of urgency. If they urge you to take advantage of their one-time offer, they’ve pulled out of a hat especially for you.