As an RCI Points Member, it is your privilege to request a holiday at any of these resorts at any time of the year.
As you read this guide, the more delighted you will be with your decision to join RCI Points through us at Time Travellers, and the more you will learn how to make the most of a lifetime of fun-filled, carefree holidays! Time Travellers are a much respected UK RCI Points vendor established 34 years ago and we are recommended and awarded by UK Trading Standards. An accolade we have held every year without break since 2011.
Naturally, as a prospective Member, you may want to have every aspect of the RCI Points System explained to you, step by easy step, to ensure that you take maximum advantage of the amazing opportunities on offer. Simply send us an email here at Time Travellers for any help on RCI Points you want us to elaborate on. As you grow more familiar with the points system and really want to spread your wings, then rest assured, whatever your family’s holiday dreams, RCI Points can provide a tailor-made solution to make them all come true!
RCI Points Explained. At first, you are bound to want to ask lots of questions: When is the best time for a week of skiing in France or Canada? Where’s the most economic destination for guaranteed winter sunshine? How do I arrange a midweek break? Well, just a telephone call away,the friendly, highly trained RCI Holiday Co-ordinators are on hand with all the answers, and to help arrange every aspect of your trip, as well as giving you the latest, up-to-the-minute news on RCI new resort locations, and the availability of weekend or midweek breaks and late break discounts.Of course you can book instantaneously in your live online RCI Points account.
WHO ARE RCI POINTS?
RCI Points is the World’s leading holiday points network. Members enjoy all the value-for-money advantages of holiday ownership, at private resorts worldwide along with the utmost in flexibility and choice.
RCI is the oldest holiday exchange, now established over 40 years - the World’s Premier Exchange Company. With timeshare weeks in more than 1,300 resorts in Europe, 4000 resorts in over 100 different countries Worldwide. The good news is that much of the resort inventory is available for RCI members to choose from for their holidays.
At RCI their mission is to offer members and their families a world of holiday opportunities and a lifetime of memories. Their highly trained and professional staff are dedicated to making your holiday planning stress free.
All you have to do is relax and enjoy every minute of your holiday!
USING YOUR RCI POINTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
RCI points how to use it?
Simply by joining RCI Points, you are automatically entitled to the exciting option of taking holidays in literally thousands of luxury resorts all over the world, thanks to RCI’s international holiday exchange programme!
You can browse the RCI Directory of resorts online and see the availability live with how many points you need to make your booking. You can book instantly online or simply call up the RCI Central Reservations Office and tell them which local or far-flung destination you wish to explore and if it's available the trip you require will then be booked for you – right down to the last detail, if you wish!
RCI POINTS HOW DO THEY WORK?
The RCI timeshare points system could be compared to a bank. Thanks to a complex computer operation, owners of holiday time periods (usually one or more weeks) from around the world can ’deposit’ their weeks into the exchange ’bank’, and make a ’withdrawal’ of someone else’s deposited weeks. Therefore, at any one time, there are thousands of weeks available for you to choose from.
For instance, an owner of a prime week in a 2 bedroom beachside apartment in Florida may fancy a week in Scotland, but they don’t have to wait until they find a Scottish owner of similarly rated property who is looking for hot sunshine!
RCI simply takes a week from its own ’bank’ of accommodation (representing your Points) and it will be used to secure the week of your choice through the exchange organisation. Even though you are travelling outside the RCI resorts, you can be sure of the same guaranteed quality standards throughout your holiday.
Your RCI points exchange program puts luxury resorts in exotic locations within easy reach!
WHERE you want to visit. RCI Resorts Directory Online shows just how wide a selection of top quality resorts is available to you.
RESORT FACILITIES AND LOCATION. A retired couple will have very different needs from parents with young children, Cities are different to beach or ski locations and RCI can always provide the perfect solution.
HOW LONG you want to be away. Most resorts work on holidays of a week at a time, but quite a number offer the greater flexibility of mid-week and weekend breaks, or even by the day if that suits your lifestyle better.
UNIT SIZE. Whether you want a romantic hideaway for two, a family holiday or a party venue for friends, it’s entirely up to you.
WHEN you want to travel. You are free to travel at any time of year you choose, and for added convenience, varying check-in days at resorts allow you the option to arrive on the day that suits you best.
The resort and it's quality award
The type and size of accommodation
The time of year.
Your original RCI Points Points allocation will be credited to you automatically each year, which you own. Should you wish to take more holidays, there’s no limit to the number of extra Points you can purchase from us at Time Travellers any time you choose. Over 30% of our owners go on to buy more RCI Points from us. Ask us about the different types of points ownerships.
Is there any way we can extend our RCI Points holidays?
If you have a special occasion coming up, or you simply feel you deserve a good, long rest, then it is possible to double this year’s holiday, subject to certain conditions, by borrowing all your Points from next year, OR by saving up all or some of this year’s allocation and ’using’ them on a longer holiday next year. You can also rent more points for the current year, ask us for more information on great ways to own RCI Points.
What will our RCI Points Membership cost us from Time Travellers?
The number of Points in the Membership category you purchase will naturally determine the cost of your initial purchase, giving you Membership of RCI Points. How to buy rci points timeshare? We have memberships from 45,000 RCI points through weeks at Los Claveles that vary in cost from the seller though from around £1795, including all purchase fees, closing costs and RCI memberships. That's the price to own forever. You can resell them or even just hand them back, so they are very owner friendly. Better our Points have a management fee track record of not having risen above inflation in 19 years and they have not gone up at all for the last eight years, including 2021. Ask us for the deal that suits you best, we have the best RCI points prices on the web and are keen to serve you well now and in the future.
Thereafter, to maintain your Club Membership, you will also pay your annual RCI Membership fee and a strictly controlled annual management charge. Broadly speaking, your initial RCI Membership is linked to the overall cost of construction and development of existing RCI resorts, while the annual management charge covers the on-going maintenance costs.
RCI points lowest maintenance fees - luckily when you choose to buy from us at Eminent Time Travellers you have our very low and safe management fees that have a long track record of good management and low costs.
Except for obvious costs incurred during your actual stay at a resort, such as telephone and electricity, those are the only costs involved in your continuing Membership of RCI, as long as you holiday at a RCI resort. However, should you opt for a resort affiliated to the Club through the international holiday exchange organisations, you will of course be liable for their standard fees.
Sounds brilliant? Read on and you’ll find that all things are possible, thanks to your RCI Membership...
As a Points Member, you’ll want to know how to get the maximum benefit from owning your RCI Points. In this part of your guide, we’ve taken each aspect and explained it in detail. However, if you still have any further queries after reading this guide, remember our helpful RCI Points specialists are ready with all the answers by sending us a quick email or using our contact form. Once you understand the RCI Points system, you will agree that this is the ideal way to create a tailor-made personal holiday – in the comfort of your own home!
In other words, each of your future holidays can be a whole new experience!
This section of the guide tells you everything you need to know about actually booking your holiday, as well as explaining how you can arrange a longer holiday. For instance, as a Member, you may use your RCI Points in any of the following ways:
Either: use ALL of this year’s Points to holiday THIS year
OR: use SOME of this year’s Points to holiday THIS year and carry over any UNUSED Points for FUTURE* use
OR: save ALL of this year’s Points to use to extend your FUTURE” holidays
OR: borrow Points from NEXT year to extend your holidays THIS year
OR: rent more Points year to extend your holidays THIS year
AND: save up to 50% on holiday Points values with Late Break Reservations!
Requesting a reservation
Reservation requests can be made at any time up to 12 months (or 24 months) in advance, depending on your Membership* category.
THE HOLIDAY YEAR
During your first year of Membership, your Points will be issued to you for the year in which you purchase when your purchase clears and goes live. Then, on the anniversary of each subsequent year, your annual allocation of RCI Points will be credited to your account and will always equal the amount of Point you own – PLUS any unused Points from the previous year of course.
SAVING RCI POINTS FOR THE FUTURE
For any number of reasons, Members may decide to use less than their full allocation of Points in any one year. For instance, you may not be able to take a holiday during the current year, or it may not be convenient to use up all your Points. Or perhaps it would suit you better to use some of this year’s Points to give yourselves an extended holiday next year.
All or any unused Points you accumulate in a given year will automatically be saved for use in the following year, and added to your annual Points allocation on the renewal date. Then, based on your Membership* category, you can use these saved Points up later to enhance your future holidays. You can also rent your points to another RCI Points owner
BORROWING RCI POINTS TO USE THIS YEAR
There are so many factors which may alter our holiday requirements. Maybe this year someone in the family has a special birthday or anniversary? Or maybe this year is the ’special year’ you promised each other an extra week’s break on some romantic, faraway island?
All you have to do is explain your plans when you are requesting your reservation, remembering that the request to borrow up to 100% of next year’s Points must be made at the same time. Please note that if you take the option to borrow Points for use in the current year, you must use them before the end of the year.
MID-WEEK AND WEEKEND BREAKS
Many of the RCI resort destinations offer short breaks, in addition to traditional week-long holidays, which is ideal when you fancy a special treat or simply want to get away for a few precious days rest. The Points Values Online or your RCI Holiday Co-ordinator will tell you which resorts offer this facility, together with the amount of Points needed.
Late Break or Last Call Reservations
If you are lucky enough to have the freedom of movement to take advantage of them, Late Breaks and Last Call Reservations can save you as much as 50% or more off the listed Points value! What you are getting is a choice of the unreserved space available to date at the RCI resorts, and naturally the selection is much wider during the off peak seasons.
Late Break discounts are as follows:
Reservations made within 0-14 days of arrival date 15-30 days 31-45 days
50% discount 25% discount 10% discount
CHECK-IN / OUT DAYS
These vary from one resort to another, but are mainly Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday. Please see the individual resort listings or the Points Table for details. If you will be arriving late or leaving early, please ensure you notify the individual resort reception beforehand.
RCI MEMBERSHIP – BENEFITS AND SERVICES
RCI’s first and foremost job is to deliver to you and your family a lifetime of memorable holidays. In addition to the many holiday choices available as a RCI Member you also have an expanding selection of benefits and services. All Members at all levels receive the following benefits:
Travel Benefits & Discounts Whenever you are ready to book your RCI holiday, you know that, as a Member, your Holiday Co-ordinator will be happy to offer you any available savings in car hire, bargain flights, holiday insurance etc,
International Exchange Programme Thanks to your Membership of RCI, you can spread your wings almost anywhere in the world – via the thousands of resorts available through the international exchange programme. Ask your Holiday Co-ordinator for details of availability of resorts in the area you want to visit.
On-site Resort Activity Programmes Whichever resort you choose to visit, whether in the RCI portfolio or through the international exchange programme, you are entitled to the full benefits* of whatever on-site entertainment and activities are available at your holiday resort destination.
RCI Newsletter Periodically, you will be sent a copy of the colourful Club newsletter, full of useful information on making the most of special discounts, together with the latest developments on new resorts which have joined the Club portfolio
The following Membership benefits depend on your Membership category.
Advance Booking Privileges As can be seen from the chart, every RCI Member can make their holiday reservation up to 12 to 24 months prior to their departure date depending on their Membership category.
Advance Points Saving Privileges All Members can save Points