Dial An Exchange (DAE), the world’s largest privately-owned timeshare exchange company, has seen major growth in South Africa due to their implementation of the Resort Registrations Program and Sales Registration Program.
The Resort Registrations Program, which launched at the end of 2012, was developed as an educational tool which Resorts can use to present new and existing timeshare owners with alternatives to utilize their ownership more effectively through the exchange system, and to make them aware that there is real choice for a lower cost alternative.
“We value the enthusiasm with which the Registration Program was received by all involved and look forward to more and more success as momentum grows” said Paul Edkins of DAE South Africa.
In March 2013 DAE South Africa launched its Sales Registration Program. DAE South Africa partnered with a number of sales offices to create more brand awareness and to educate new and potential owners about the benefits of timeshare; as well as the related value added products, such as the exchange network offered by DAE. All participating resorts and sales offices are equipped with marketing materials designed to excite and educate potential new owners visiting the respective resorts and sales offices.
The combination of the programs efforts have been successful. Nearly 900 new DAE members have been registered from various resorts and over 350 registrations from the participating sales offices. The resorts and sales offices reported that there was no hesitation from the owners to join DAE and many were thankful for being introduced to DAE as a viable exchange alternative.
To continue building on their already successful efforts, DAE is now working hand in hand with their first Managing Agent on a very similar project. Once again educating owners and offering alternatives to their regular exchange affiliations.
Owners are often aware that there are various exchange options but, most aren’t aware of the considerable differences between each exchange provider, especially when it comes to compulsory fees, higher transaction costs and lack of transparency about what their entitlement will actually be worth within some exchange networks. DAE members love the uncomplicated rules and simple trading power DAE provides. Whether a fixed week, points or credit owner, all types of owners can join DAE and there are no charges until their holiday is confirmed.
Upon visiting their offices, owners are presented with information about DAE and consultants are able to assist with the registration process, making it even easier and more convenient for people to enter the exchange environment.
More and more timeshare owners are becoming vocal with their developers and management companies about including DAE as an real alternative in the exchange provider mix.
About Dial An Exchange
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company has more than 450,000 members worldwide and is a truly viable option for all timeshare owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for timeshare owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
Membership benefits include a FREE membership option, Gold Advantage membership option, low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit http://daelive.com.