Ask RedWeek / October, 2022

What are Thanksgiving Travel Trends for 2022?

I'm an owner deciding whether to post my week for this Thanksgiving (I know it's last minute). Can you share any Thanksgiving booking trends?

The recovery of travel has been a long-awaited occurrence after years of pandemic restrictions. This resurgence, while great for the economy and a general sense of life returning to normal, means that holiday travel this year will be busier than ever.

Holiday reservations to date at RedWeek are outpacing prior years at a rapid rate. Thanksgiving 2022 bookings are already four times the number from 2019 (and there's still a month to go!). Holiday travelers are advised to plan ahead as much as possible to avoid exorbitant fees, potential delays, and shortages.

This is great news for timeshare owners, whose holiday vacation rentals are likely to move faster than ever before. Timeshare rentals are particularly advantageous for Thanksgiving travelers, as the spacious layouts with full kitchens are perfect for extended family gatherings.

We have rounded up the most booked destinations for Thanksgiving this year. If you have a rental in one of these locations, be sure to get it posted ASAP to capitalize on this travel surge! The good news is it's not too late — we are still seeing Thanksgiving bookings every single day, and expect that will continue for the next three weeks. A full 46% of our Thanksgiving bookings so far were booked less than 90 days from check-in.

Top Thanksgiving Destinations for 2022:


Hawaii is a year-round favorite for RedWeek travelers, as it offers everything from tropical adventure to resort relaxation. Thanksgiving favorites this year are Maui and Oahu.


The Caribbean is especially popular throughout the winter months, as travelers long for a sunny escape from the cold weather. Aruba and the Bahamas are top destinations for Thanksgiving this year.


Another year-round favorite, especially for west-coast dwellers, California is a popular choice for a week away from the stresses of daily life. Holiday favorites this year are Newport Coast, Palm Desert, and South Lake Tahoe.


Florida's warm shores call to travelers who enjoy relaxation, exciting nightlife, or a trip to Disney. Thanksgiving travelers are heading to Marco Island, Orlando, and Palm Beach Shores.


Always a vacation favorite among travel lovers, Mexico is the perfect escape for those who want to relax in a luxury resort over the holiday. Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Nuevo Vallarta are the top Mexico locations among Thanksgiving travelers for 2022.

We hope this helps with your decision!

Comments (49)

    Avatar for William F.
    William F.
    Oct 28, 2022

    I didn’t think rooms were assigned?

    Avatar for Carol T.
    Carol T.
    Oct 30, 2022

    If owner wants check only on rental - how do I protect myself

    Avatar for RedWeek Support
    RedWeek Support
    Oct 30, 2022

    If you are not booking with RedWeek Online Booking, we encourage you to take steps to make sure your transaction is safe. We offer recommendations on this page: Stay Safe

    Avatar for Susan C.
    Susan C.
    Nov 14, 2022

    I am having difficulty entering my exact dates. I am looking at Nov. 16 thru Nov. 30 and I can get info from Nov.24. I understand your weeks may begin on a different day and I can work around that. But first you need to hear me.

    Avatar for Julie S.
    Julie S.
    Dec 12, 2022 (edited)

    If the agent you are working with (trying to purchase a unit) is not available, not answering questions, etc, is there any way to request a different one?This is our second time - the first time we bought a unit here - the agent was informative, courteous, helpful…

    Avatar for Melinny W.
    Melinny W.
    Dec 19, 2022

    This is now the 2nd exchange I got where the resort is charging around $19.00 a day plus tax for things that always came standard: swimming pool, exercise room, wi-fi, etc. They tell us owners do not pay the fee, only exchangers and others who buy their night outright like at a hotel. Is this fair? Does anyone else have a problem with these fees because many of us don't even partake in the facilities we are charged for. Please respond and offer a suggestion what we owners who want to exchange can do about amenity fees imposed on exchanging into a resort. Thanks.

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    RedWeek Support
    Dec 27, 2022

    Unfortunately, we do not offer any assistance in refinancing timeshare loans.

    Avatar for No name
    No name
    Dec 29, 2022

    Why do I hear anything from red week to rent out my unit

    Avatar for Michael C.
    Michael C.
    Jan 02, 2023 (edited)

    Once you make a reservation, what is the cancellation options

    Avatar for Dianna A.
    Dianna A.
    Jan 04, 2023

    Rented a week from your site. Now divi phoenix aruba states they don’t accept RCI owned rentals ?

    Avatar for Nadia R.
    Nadia R.
    Jan 09, 2023

    If want to book a rental, but it’s not protected and verified. Is it safe?

    Avatar for Bart G.
    Bart G.
    Jan 15, 2023

    My active postings for 3/11 and 3/18 for Marriott's Maui Ocean Club are not showing up on the TIMESHARE RENTALS page. Why?

    Avatar for Phil J.
    Phil J.
    Jan 15, 2023

    If I buy a week from an owner do I pay a resort fee at Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert?

    Avatar for Khanin N.
    Khanin N.
    Jan 16, 2023

    When an owner posts the ownership type as deeded, is there a way to reach out and verify the ownership type?

    Avatar for Mick
    Jan 17, 2023

    I need help talking to a redweek rep for some guidelines, if that is possible. There is no phone number to reach anyone?

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    RedWeek Support
    Jan 18, 2023

    To speak with one of our customer care representatives, please call 1-866-971-1737 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

    Avatar for Ray M.
    Ray M.
    Jan 21, 2023 (edited)

    Hey! What gives Redweek?! You are only listing or hiding postings that are not ‘verified’ by your expensive and inconsiderate process. What a cheat, I’ve been a loyal customer w/o a single issue for 15 years and now you want me to pay much extra for something the customer gets for free?! What gives here, GREED?

    Avatar for Dereke J.
    Dereke J.
    Jan 26, 2023

    I'm trying to get on contact with you to get my listing posted but nobody answers my emails

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    RedWeek Support
    Jan 26, 2023

    Dereke, we've passed your concerns onto our rental team and you should be receiving a response very soon!

    Avatar for Megan B.
    Megan B.
    Jan 29, 2023

    How can I filter by dates?

    Avatar for Don P.
    Don P.
    Jan 30, 2023 (edited)

    I have a booking. I bought travel insurance for $168.57. Due to poor health I have had to cancel my trip. The insurance company wants the insurance number. I have no record of insurance other than the amount in the booking. Can you help me with the insurance policy number?

    Don Parsons

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    RedWeek Support
    Jan 31, 2023

    Megan, to filter postings by dates, when viewing a resort page, you'll want to select the red "View More" button to expand the view of the postings so all can be viewed. Once the expanded page loads, you'll see a white "Select Dates" button on the left side of the page right below the resort photo. Select this, and a calendar will appear that allows you to define by your month and year. If you're looking for a specific range of dates, you can also select the blue "I have exact dates" text that will allow you to narrow your preferred date range even more narrowly.

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    RedWeek Support
    Jan 31, 2023

    Don, when travel insurance is purchased, the policy number is always displayed in the My Trips section of your RedWeek Profile. If you need additional help in locating your policy number, please give us a call at 1-866-971-1737 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

    Avatar for Theresa
    Feb 02, 2023

    What is medium season and high season

    Avatar for Robert V.
    Robert V.
    Feb 02, 2023

    If decide to buy a timeshare from redweek, after paying the advertised sale price and the other fees, will I be taking over payments as well?

    Avatar for Maureen H.
    Maureen H.
    Feb 06, 2023

    Hello, we currently have a three bedroom unit booked for March 24 through March 31. Would we be able to change a reservation to a four bedroom unit? Thank you so much.

    Avatar for Leanne W.
    Leanne W.
    Feb 09, 2023

    If I book a room that has been verified and protected, does that make my booking safer, ensuring I won’t lose money.

    Avatar for Ronald I.
    Ronald I.
    Feb 15, 2023

    I been a redweek customer for over 10 years. I posted my timeshare for rent and come to find out apparently if you don’t spend the extra money for make it bold and verified it goes to the bottom of the list for that date. Well my posting is not bold nor verified and and not even posted. I’ve tried contacting customer service and ask someone to call me and I just get an email saying the bold and verified listing come first. I’m so frustrated with redweek.

    Avatar for Leanne H.
    Leanne H.
    Feb 17, 2023

    I have a renter who wants to rent my week March 7-14 2023. Can I upgrade my account so she can use the secure booking system using her charge card?

    Avatar for Annette P.
    Annette P.
    Feb 18, 2023 (edited)

    I’m on Redweek and my posting ,which is active, does not appear in the list.anyone else have this problem. Annette P

    Avatar for James A.
    James A.
    Feb 22, 2023

    I am looking at a rental that says it is in the residences but also says it is a 3 bedroom unit. How can I Check that it is not in the high rise but is in the residences?

    Avatar for Frank B.
    Frank B.
    Feb 26, 2023 (edited)

    I listed weeks with Redweek and used the basic “do it yourself” method. Now I realize that you have moved me to the back of the listings. I have been listing on Redweek for almost 20 years so I think it’s pretty sleazy that you changed the rules without letting me know when I paid to list. You have made my listings harder to see and sell. I need to learn about your management process to see if you are worth the extra unanticipated cost. If I want to try your more expensive listing process, where you manage the sale, can I adjust the status and pay you more while you “manage” listings?

    Avatar for Howard M
    Howard M
    Feb 27, 2023 (edited)

    I have rented my timeshares through Redweek in the past. How can I update the information and list the same two units/weeks again?

    Avatar for Jenny R.
    Jenny R.
    Mar 02, 2023

    If I rent my unit through RedWeek, what happens if the renters cancel last minute?

    Avatar for Carma P.
    Carma P.
    Mar 05, 2023

    Has anyone taken Marriott to small claims when their week was canceled during Covid? It seems to me that they broke their contract by not supplying.

    Avatar for David A.
    David A.
    Mar 06, 2023

    I’m trying to rent our time share but it’s not letting me because the date is not at least 60 days out?

    Avatar for Nancy J.
    Nancy J.
    Mar 12, 2023

    can i rent one niight? Already have a week but gonna get there early

    Avatar for Dennis S.
    Dennis S.
    Mar 16, 2023

    YOU ARE NOT A LEGIT COMPANY IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER. What’s worse, I can’t even reply to an email.

    Avatar for Viola C. Weiss
    Viola C. Weiss
    Mar 20, 2023

    How do I go about listing my Marriott destination points (6 contracts totalling 12,000 points) for sale with Redweek?

    Avatar for Janet P.
    Janet P.
    Mar 25, 2023

    I think I have 2 active memberships , please advise .

    Avatar for Janet P.
    Janet P.
    Mar 25, 2023

    Is there a way to see actual Pictures of the unit we are renting ? As a renter how do you know the j it is in good condition ?

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    RedWeek Support
    Mar 27, 2023

    Janet, please send us an email at and we can take a look at your memberships and get those straightened for you. As for photos of the specific unit, it's best to contact the owner directly - while our resort pages usually provide photos of sample units, owners oftentimes have their own photos of their specific unit to share!

    Avatar for Joyce C.
    Joyce C.
    Apr 14, 2023

    Hi, I just paid $29.99 to post a rental. Now do I need to join the membership? I don’t need to rent from anyone. All I need is to post my rental. Thanks!

    Avatar for Ismary H.
    Ismary H.
    Apr 16, 2023

    How can I email customer service with a question?

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    RedWeek Support
    Apr 17, 2023

    You can send us an email any time at!

    Avatar for Karen W.
    Karen W.
    Jun 27, 2023

    I’m trying to list my units and want the 44.95 options but it is not allowing me to use that option. So I need to pay for membership as well as the extra verified for $14.95

    Avatar for RedWeek Support
    RedWeek Support
    Jun 27, 2023

    Karen: RedWeek membership is required in order to purchase a posting. If you're looking to posting your timeshare for rent, Verified + Protected is optional and can be purchased alongside the standard DIY posting ($29.99) for an additional $14.99, totaling $44.98. You can learn more about our pricing at:

    Avatar for Damon B.
    Damon B.
    Aug 15, 2023

    Can I rent out a time share for someone that has their own, not mine?

    Avatar for Mary S.
    Mary S.
    Aug 18, 2023

    The pictures for Peppertree Atlantic Beach are not accurate. The round buildings shown were taken down several years ago. The long walkway no longer exists.