Holiday Inn Club Vacations makes it easy to relax and enjoy vacations at resorts throughout the world, and it employs a membership point system that, unlike many other such clubs, lets you retain your unused points and they never expire. Holiday Inn gives you a variety of ways to use your points to your advantage. You can roll your points over for a few years into a savings account for a small fee, and then use them at another time. Also, this travel club maintains several resorts in desirable locations and is part of an enormous exchange organization, so you can use your points toward vacations in places other than your home resort.
As a member of Holiday Inn Club Vacations, you are entitled to book a vacation through the exchange group RCI, which gives you access to more than 4,500 other resorts throughout the United States and the world.
As with the best time-share resorts, Holiday Inn sets up its vacation club resorts as a real estate purchase, so you own your time-share and can pass it to relatives later.
You can stay at your home resort in the traditional time-share way, or you can choose to spend your points to stay at other resorts within the network or elsewhere. There is a small fee if you book outside of your home resort, though.
If you choose to roll your points over because you won’t have time to take a vacation one year, there is no penalty for 12 months. However, if you want to save your points for a longer period, you can pay a $69 fee to roll your points (up to 100,000) into a savings account, where they won’t expire. Of course, your vacation club membership is yours, so if you want to rent your week out to someone else or auction it off for charity, you’re welcome to do so with Holiday Inn Club Vacations.
If you don’t include the RCI locations, Holiday Inn Club Vacations already hits most of the destinations you might be interested in for vacations. There are four resorts in Florida, and one each in Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin. When you factor in RCI, you get ski spots, international locations and cruise options. The staff at Holiday Inn Club Vacations offers open and detailed information, and we found no hard-sell pressure to buy.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations is one of the best travel vacation clubs around. You get many perks with your membership, including the option to roll over points, as well as the welcome membership in the exchange group RCI, which expands the number of vacation destinations available to you considerably. And, best of all, once you buy into this vacation club, it can stay in your family for generations.
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