Timeshare Exchange Companies
Interval International (II) is the Quality Vacation Exchange NetworkSM, made up of nearly 1,900 resorts and over 1.5 million member families worldwide. At the forefront of the industry, II has maintained the highest standards of quality and excellence since 1976.
Interval provides its members—vacation owners from around the world—with a variety of exchange services and other exciting benefits to enhance their vacation experiences.
Membership is limited to owners at the resorts in the II network, all of which have met our rigorous criteria for quality. None of these resorts are owned or managed by Interval International.
Resort Condominiums International, LLC (RCI) is the worlds leading global provider of products and services to the timeshare industry, with more than 3,700 affiliated resorts in 100 countries.
In pursuit of its mission to be the market maker in global travel and leisure, RCI offers the worlds leading timeshare exchange services through RCI Points, the first worldwide points-based exchange system, and RCI Weeks, RCIs traditional week-for-week exchange system.
Last year, more than 2 million exchanges were confirmed through RCI, sending an estimated 7.5 million people on vacation. RCI provides integrated timeshare solutions in addition to exchange through RCI Market Links, including consulting, travel agency ,and technological support.
RCI is owned by Wyndham Worldwide, a global provider of business and consumer services.
How Timeshare Exchange Works
Vacation ownership offers unparalleled flexibility and the opportunity for affordable worldwide travel through timeshare exchange. Through the international timeshare exchange networks, owners can trade their timeshare interval for vacation time at comparable resorts around the world.
Most resorts are affiliated with an exchange company that administers the exchange service for its members. Typically, the Exchange Company will directly solicit annual membership. Owners individually elect to become members of the affiliated Exchange Company.
To exchange, the owner places his or her timeshare into the exchange company’s pool of resorts and weeks available for exchange and, in turn, chooses an available resort and week from that pool. The exchange companies charge an exchange fee, in addition to an annual membership fee, to complete an exchange.
Timeshare exchange companies and resorts frequently offer their members the additional benefit of saving or banking vacation time in a reserve program for use in a different year.