World Passport Collection Change


#1

It seems DVC is switching from Interval International back to RCI:

With a growing number of Members exploring a world of vacation destinations beyond their Home Resorts, Disney Vacation Club is committed to ensuring that those Member Getaways exchanges present the best and most diverse experiences possible. It’s with this commitment in mind that Disney Vacation Club has formed a relationship with RCI, the world’s largest vacation-exchange company, effective Jan. 1, 2009.

While Members will continue to choose from more than 500 destinations across six continents and 25 countries, the enhanced Member Getaways program will offer a significantly broader range of resort experiences, length-of-stay options (including more nightly exchanges) and more.

Members will receive more details by mail and here on the Web site beginning in late December, and the new Vacation Planner is scheduled to begin mailing in the late spring.

[B]To ensure a smooth transition to RCI, Members may continue to confirm available exchanges through the current World Passport Collection through Dec. 31, 2008, and all exchanges booked by that deadline will be honored. [/B]


#2

Hmm, this seems like a good thing?


#3

I’m a tad confused. Do we need to still pay the $95 fee?


#4

RCI has more resorts than II, but II has higher-quality resorts.

If we loose II, we’ll no longer have access to most Marriott, Starwood, Westin, Four Seasons and Hyatt timeshares.

With RCI, we’ll gain access to Hilton and Wyndham timeshares.

Time will tell if this is positive or not. I think we’ll learn more in the coming months.


#5

I have faith that they will not do something that will reflect negatively on the DVC program. I have to think that this option will be fine!