Shared ownership holidays endure in popularity with travellers. Shared ownership holidays include stays at timeshare and fractional properties. Travellers have been enjoying these types of breaks for almost 50 years.
Promising a lifetime of great holidays for a one-off fee, they have long been a way to liberate luxury when travelling.
They give travellers plenty of choice, flexibility and value at destinations all over the world.
If you own timeshare or fractional, you’ll find lots of information, resources and news on it here. If you’re not very familiar with shared ownership holidays or are new to it, perhaps start with our Shared Ownership Tips and Resources or our Shared Ownership Consumer Guides below, to find out more.
This page is sponsored by RCI, a holiday exchange company we’ve enjoyed a long association with. We’ve also stayed in many RCI affiliated resorts over the years. Here’s a word from them…
RCI has been helping its member families get away from the cares of the work-a-day world for more than 40 years. With 4,500 resorts in more than 100 countries, it offers the widest choice of holiday experiences of any holiday exchange company. From the fun in the sun, sea and sand break, to a getaway in a mountain retreat, or a relaxing lakeside hideaway, there is a holiday to suit everyone in RCI’s exchange network.
Also, as part of the leading international hospitality group, Wyndham Worldwide, RCI is able to give its members access to properties of much-loved brands such as James Villa Holidays, Hoseasons and cottages4you. If you love your holidays, enjoy spacious, home from home accommodation in prime locations, RCI is the answer. Quality, choice and value underpin the RCI holiday experience and, combined with great flexibility in holiday planning, you are in control of getting the best out of your precious holiday time and your timeshare ownership.
Despite being the world’s largest exchange holiday company, RCI maintains its family values, putting timeshare-owning members at the heart of everything it does. More than 1,350 RCI Guides ensure members get the service and holidays they deserve – and we think they deserve the best.
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The idea of swapping your holiday home to see more of the world is making headlines right now, but it’s not a new idea. Holiday exchange services provider, RCI, has been working with resort developers worldwide for more than 40 years and, today, has more than 4,300 holiday resorts in some of the world’s best destinations affiliated to its holiday exchange programme.
Akbük Resort Group has announced the affiliation of Ramada Resort Akbük with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange.
The contemporary all-inclusive resort overlooks Akbük Bay in the Aegean region of western Turkey. Located in a pine forest, Ramada Resort Akbük is just five minutes from its own private beach – free shuttles are provided for guests – and 22 kilometres from the ancient Temple of Apollo at Didyma.
If you own weeks at a timeshare resort or have points or a club membership, you’ll know that one of the most attractive features of ownership is timeshare exchange holidays.
For travel lovers, variety is certainly the spice of life. We want to travel as often as we can, visiting new and exciting places, but few of us have the deep pockets to do so all the time, that’s where some luxury travellers have found RCI Extra Holidays and opened up a world of affordable luxury adventures. Maria Musgrove-Wethey shares her experience, she has been a member of RCI, the global leader in exchange holidays and part of the Wyndham Worldwide hotel group, for 25 years. Here Maria explains how, using RCI Extra Holidays – a rental option available to members – in addition to her exchange weeks, she is able to enjoy great-value holidays with her family and friends.
RCI Members will now be able to use their membership to holiday in the beautiful mountains of Pirin, close to Bansko, Bulgaria’s number one ski resort. The Balkan Jewel Resort is the first Bulgarian resort to join RCI’s exchange holiday network. Sitting in the foothills of the Pirin Mountains, the resort overlooks the Ian Woosnam-designed 18-hole Pirin Golf Course and, is a 10-minute drive from the Bansko ski slopes.
As the summer months slide by, many of us can admit to feeling just a smidgen of envy when, as we work on our less-than-glamorous daily activities, we sneak a look at Facebook and Instagram, only to see that suddenly everyone else appears to be on holiday.
Yep, all of them. They’re on sun-kissed beaches, showing off their tans, sipping cooling cocktails and generally having a wonderful time. “Curse them and their hot dog leg photos”, you think.
Thankfully, this is quickly followed by the comforting thought that, before you know it, it will be your turn.
So, you graciously bestow a ‘Like’ against their sunny snaps because, after all, it is a gorgeous picture of a Spanish sunset, and that margarita does look delicious. And so continues the cycle…
Travel review site, TripAdvisor, has released its 2014 list of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the world – and seven resorts affiliated to RCI have been put into the limelight for their great facilities.
The prestigious list is based on first-hand reviews from guests that have stayed at the resorts around the world and assessed their facilities, accommodation and more. Those in the top 25 all-inclusive resorts include resorts in some of RCI’s most exotic destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.