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For a Great Vacation Search Timeshare Deals in Hawaii


Looking for a tropical getaway for your summer vacation? You can’t beat Hawaii for beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, lush rainforests and stunning views. Check out these deals on Hawaii timeshares available for rent, re-sale or exchange. Just login to redweek.com to view availability and pricing for resorts on the following Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Hawaii (the big island), Maui, Molokai, and Kauai.

If you need help deciding which island to visit, here’s just some of the things you can do on each island:

Hawaii
You can engage in every imaginable outdoor activity here, with surroundings ranging from lava-strewn deserts to tropical rainforests. Hiking, sport fishing and horseback rides await. And, don’t miss Volcanoes National Park. See Hawaii timeshares.

Maui
Maui claims to have the best beaches in the world. Those who golf will want to visit the championship golf course. For a stunning sight, wake up early and visit the Haleakala Crater at sunrise. See Maui timeshares.

Oahu
In addition to the beautiful beaches, such as popular Waikiki, you can hike down a lush mountainside during the day and finish off your evening with dinner at a luau or five-star restaurant. Check out the scenic drive up to the North Shore and see why it’s the surfers’ choice. See Oahu timeshares.

Molokai
This is an island rich with culture and tradition. Get back to nature with outdoor adventures like a hike among the breathtaking Halawa Valley, or ride a mule through Kalaupapa National Historical Park. See Molokai timeshares.

Kauai
Kauai’s emerald green pinnacles are definitive of its famous coastline. This island is a true tropical rainforest, filled with beautiful greenery and cascading waterfalls. Helicopter tours provide a bird’s eye view of the lush landscape. See Kauai timeshares.

No matter which island you choose, the warm, tranquil waters await to refresh you and the breathtaking beauty of the island will renew you. There’s no place quite like Hawaii.

(Photo provided by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau)

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Get Timeshare Posting Updates on Any Resort

Did you know you can set an alert to receive an email on any resort posted on RedWeek.com? Just login to your favorite timeshare site and search for the resort you are interested in. You’ll see a hyperlink off to the right which says “Be Notified of New Postings”. When the pop up window opens, you can choose to be notified about postings: of that resort only, of other resorts in that geographic area, in that city or in that state. You can be specific about the type of information you are notified about as well. Choose an alert about: rentals, re-sales, exchanges, resort developer sales, special offers or click all the boxes. You can remove alerts or change their frequency at any time from your e-mail subscriptions page.

Also, from your email subscription page, you can change your forum alerts and choose to be notified about timeshares for sale in areas you select. To sign up for forum alerts, just go to the “Forums” tab and click on a topic of interest. Chose a question and at the right you’ll see a link which says “Be alerted of replies in this topic”. Forum discussions are also available for specific resorts. Simply go to the posting on the resort you are interested in and click “Discuss (resort name) now” or on the right side of the page click on “View discussion forum” and post a new question or answer a question.

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Do You Twitter? Share Timeshare Tips!


RedWeek is now on Twitter! Follow us today for real-time information about the timeshare industry, travel, vacations and RedWeek.com. If you don’t already have one, create a free Twitter account and join in the conversation by sharing your experiences with timeshares, resort travel, and using RedWeek.com to help others learn about the amazing world of timesharing.

Twitter lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: “What are you doing?” Answers, (AKA “tweets”), must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant messaging, or the web. You can even send web links.

As Twitter explains, “The result of using Twitter to stay connected with friends, relatives, and coworkers is that you have a sense of what folks are up to but you are not expected to respond to any updates unless you want to. This means you can step in and out of the flow of information as it suits you.”

So, click our link above and start following redweektravel to ask questions, post tips, and exchange thoughts and ideas about the timeshare and travel industry. It’s fun and informative.

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Buy & Sell Timeshare Points on RedWeek.com

If you are looking to trade your fixed timeshare week for another destination around the world, you’ll want to visit your favorite timeshare site and check out our new points resale pages. Points owners and buyers have the flexibility to trade their points for those at another participating resort, to broaden their vacation destination opportunities.

RedWeek.com offers access to the following major points systems:

To get started, login with your active membership at RedWeek.com (just 14.99 for 12 months) and browse the resorts listed above to find the one that’s right for your next vacation.

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Use our Top 25 List to Plan Your Next Timeshare Vacation

If you’re starting to think about where to plan your next timeshare vacation, but you could use a few ideas, you’ll want to check out our list of the Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts, chosen by RedWeek.com members. Timeshare owners know that one of the joys of vacation ownership is being able to exchange your week for a week at another resort and those who use our site to rent from these owners know what great deals area available to enjoy the ultimate vacation experience.

This year, our members chose Disney’s Beach Club Villas and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas as the number one and two top timeshare locations. Located in Lake Buena Vista Florida, near Orlando, both of these resorts have been awarded five-star ratings from RedWeek.com travelers. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities such as: water slides, pontoon boating, tennis and volleyball courts, fishing, and midway games. And of course the Disney Theme parks themselves are a free bus ride away for a great family attraction.

Last year’s number one pick, The Manhattan Club, slipped to third place this year. Located in the heart upper-midtown Manhattan, this resort is an easy walk to Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and Times Square. The elegant wood paneled and marbled lobby is a delight to the eyes. The Club features doormen, valet parking, and a knowledgeable concierge staff waiting to help you with dinner reservations and theater tickets.

That was our members’ top three resorts to give you ideas for planning your next vacation. For the complete list of all Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts visit our web site. Sign in free as a guest to browse details on each property.

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Timeshare Owners Vacation Memories Could Win $1,000 in Contest

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Chairman Jim Lewis wants you to know about the “Bring Your Vacation to Life” contest sponsored by VacationBetter.org. Timeshare owners can enter their vacation photos with a story, or create their own video (3 minutes or less) showing how a timeshare vacation memory has enhanced their lives, family, health and overall enjoyment. In an effort to get people to realize that taking time to unwind, de-stress and connect with family is an important health benefit, they want to know what a timeshare vacation really means to you and your family.

The contest is offering a $1,000 AMEX gift certificate to the winner, whose story (and video) will be featured in ARDAs Developments magazine, and displayed on the ARDA.org and VacationBetter.org web sites. The deadline for entries is not until August 31, 2009, so, if you are planning a trip this summer, make sure to take the video camera along to capture the moments! Or, pull out those photos from your last trip to create a video montage or scrapbook page along with a story in your own words. Be creative!

VacationBetter.org, brought to you by ARDA, is an informational resource about vacation ownership including timeshares, fractionals and private residence clubs. They pride themselves on demonstrating ways for travelers to vacation better. See their video calling for entries on the VacationBetter Channel at YouTube.

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How Do I Post a Timeshare Online for Rent or Sale?

You’re a timeshare owner and you have a unit to rent or sell, but, you don’t know how to get started. First, become a member at RedWeek.com, the largest timeshare marketplace by creating an account for only $14.99. Our goal at RedWeek.com is to be the timeshare owners’ advocate. Our site is a portal for you to connect with people who are interested in your unit to rent or buy.

There are several things to keep in mind when creating a posting online to rent or sell your timeshare:

  • You should fully disclose any fees that will affect the final rental or sale price. (This does not include any escrow services and fees that may be applied). Here’s a list of fees that may apply to your unit: an owner imposed non-refundable deposit, an owner-imposed cleaning fee, all-inclusive fee, a resort per-person surcharge, or guest certificate fee).
  • You may only advertise one unit per posting and that ad should not make mention of any additional units you may have available for sale or rent at the same or other resorts.
  • You should list the highest asking price for your unit in the “Price” section of your posting. If the price of your unit varies by season, lower seasonal prices should be listed in the “Details” section of your posting.

The posting policy at RedWeek.com is designed to create a positive environment for owners and prospective buyers/renters. Adhering to our Posting Do’s and Don’ts will greatly increase your success in renting or selling your unit, and also help prevent potential problems with your listing.

To be fully prepared, so there are no surprises, you’ll want to read the full articles with more specific details about posting a timeshare for rent, and the additional resources regarding posting a timeshare for sale online.

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Summer’s Coming, Visit the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Timeshare


With Memorial Day behind us, that means summer travel is just around the corner! Consider vacationing at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas for the ultimate experience in pampering. This timeshare resort in Lahaina, Hawaii, sits atop 26 lush acres with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i.

Over 20 new timeshare rental listings for this resort have been added to RedWeek.com, so, if you are not already a member, login as a guest to see what weeks are currently available. Guests of the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas enjoy spacious one- and two-bedroom vacation homes featuring large lanais with ocean views. The beautiful décor includes stone flooring and marble counter tops. Roomy bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, and the Westin “Heavenly Bed” with layers of cozy down bedding makes your stay complete. Studio villas sleep four and two-bedroom villas sleep eight.

The resort has many amenities available for guests, including a 10,000 square foot luxury spa, general store and a business center with computers and Internet access (though, you’ll be too busy relaxing to do business). If you’re looking for recreational activities, try the lavish 7,600-square-foot swimming pool featuring waterfalls and a 90-foot slide. You’ll also enjoy the poolbar, lighted tennis courts, owners lounge and game room, and outdoor gas grills. For relaxation and rejuvenation, guests can enjoy the resort’s two hot tubs, or work up a sweat in Fitness Center, which features a sauna and steam room. For families there’s even a kiddie pool and The Westin Kids Club children’s program, which offers cultural activities and excursions to nearby attractions.

Visit the timeshare forums to discuss your experience and ask questions of other timeshare owners about this magnificent property. If you are not already a member of the site, login as a guest to participate in the conversation.

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Our Members Save Thousands on Vacations with Timeshare Rentals

Most people when preparing for a vacation either call a travel agent or search online for deals themselves. Travel web sites like Travelocity and Expedia are often used to make room reservations, but, did you know you could save thousands of dollars renting a timeshare from Redweek.com, the largest timeshare marketplace? If this sounds too good to be true, sign in free as a guest and compare prices for yourself. We’ve conducted our own research on our listed prices vs. the EXACT same units posted on major travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity, and our timeshare condos usually cost hundreds or thousands of dollars less.

Why is timeshare rental so much cheaper?

With timeshare rental, timeshare owners post their properties that they are unable to use for that year. With over 1 million registered users, we have over 4,000 luxury resorts to choose from. Since they own the property, they can choose the cost of the nightly rental fee. Most owners just wish to cover their own annual costs which can be significantly lower than the rates a resort with high overhead would offer to the general public.

Although you don’t pay a membership fee to access and contact hotels on Expedia and Travelocity, you may not realize there are significant fees built in to the final booking price. When conducting your own research, choose dates on the travel web sites listed above, and continue in the process like you’re going to book those dates, in order to see the FULL price. What you’ll find is that the “full price” includes taxes and fees. We were amazed during our research to find some taxes and fees were as high as $81.60 PER NIGHT!

What do I get as a member of RedWeek?

It’s FREE to view the resorts, availability, and participate in our timeshare discussion forums, but when you are ready to contact the timeshare owner directly about a resort you’d like to rent, you need to become a member. A RedWeek.com, membership, just $14.99, which gives you access to thousands of resort reviews, and want ads. For those who already own a timeshare, you also have the option of posting your unit for rent, sale, or exchange (nominal fees apply).

See what our members have to say:

“My wife used RedWeek for the third time and got a smoking deal in Cabo $75/night instead of $495/night same room, same date on Expedia.” – Kurt W.

Become a guest of RedWeek and do your own research before your next vacation. When you see the savings, you’ll be glad you did.

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Timeshare Rentals on Redweek.com Mentioned in “5 Secrets for Cheap Travel”

In an article by KOMOnews.com, Redweek.com was mentioned as the “Switzerland” of online timeshare companies in that they are a neutral resource for helping people buy, rent and exchange timeshares. “[Redweek.com] is a subscription based service, not run by any of the big hotel chains or timeshare companies,” Says reporter Matt Markovich. You can browse timeshare resorts located all over the world, see descriptions of the properties, availability, and rental prices with information posted by timeshare owners. By renting a timeshare directly from the owner, you can save hundreds of dollars over the nightly prices available to the public.

In addition to timeshare rental, the article went on to talk about how to save money on airfare by watching the news. Keep an eye out for airfare wars that often begin late on a Friday. When that happens, the best days to buy cheap tickets are Tuesday or Wednesday of the following week, when air fares are at their lowest.

Consolidator tickets were also mentioned as a great savings option. They are like the wholesale of air fares, but, must be sold to you through a travel agent. If you have an agent you trust, ask them if they can negotiate your ticket costs.

Click here to read the entire article.

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