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Around the world in 80 days with timeshare points

The fictional tales of Phileas Fogg from the Jules Verne 1873 classic Around the World In 80 Days has inspired many an epic adventure. But, can you go round the world using timeshare points? One company set out this year to prove you can – and they did…

eXpectations Holidays embarked on a virtual journey to circumnavigate the globe in no less than 80 days using timeshare points.

Using a membership of 80,000 timeshare points from RCI, and access to three RCI Extra Holidays or Late Deals, they were able to access holidays all over the world.

And 80 days later, they have produced a video to share the many wonderful holiday destinations they reached and give you tips to do the same.

Setting out from London, their virtual travels took them across Europe and out to the east – as far as China. Watch the video below to see how the eXpectations team used real-time timeshare points availability from RCI Points to take them across the globe.

For those less familiar with timeshare points and their value, 80,000 points is approximately the amount required to book a one week stay in a three-bedroom apartment in Spain during the peak school summer holidays.

The 80,000 timeshare points strategy

Roy Forsdick, commercial director of Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket – the company that has developed eXpectations Holidays, explained how they got so much further, for so much longer, with just three great value RCI cash holidays to supplement the itinerary.

He said: “Our strategy was to stick to studio and one-bedroom apartments wherever possible and make use of late availability discounts. This can shave up to 50 per cent off the amount of points needed to book a particular holiday.

“As we set off on March 8 the seasonality was to our advantage, since the points value of accommodation is cheaper outside of the peak season.”

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