Global Discovery Vacations gives you the opportunity to try all kinds of different resorts around the world. You might love some specific resorts so much that you’ll want to visit them again.
But there are some occasions when you call your Vacation Specialist or visit our website to book another stay at the same resort and you can’t find it. Here’s why that happens and what you can do when it does:
First, think of the membership as a wholesale.
Like any membership, Global Discovery Vacations and its members are influenced by the market. When you belong to a wholesale club such as Sam’s Club® or Costco®, you’re offered the best rates on certain products, but they have a finite amount of brands to choose from.
One day the store could offer a 24-pack of 7 Up for $10. Then the next day, Costco strikes a deal with Sprite and starts selling 24-packs of that for $10. You’re still getting the same deal on a similar product.
In a nutshell, that’s how Global Discovery Vacations works: We always provide you the best deals for weeklong resort stays. We just can’t always guarantee what those places will be.
Resorts don’t always let us use their property.
We secure yearly leases at resort properties most requested by our members. Sometimes the resort renews the contracts, sometimes they do not for a variety of factors:
- The resort could be going through renovations and not have much availability.
- The destination could be featured on a travel network, so local resorts get flooded with requests.
- We might turn them down for not making necessary repairs.
Whatever the reason, the bottom line is sometimes it’s out of our control. That doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying to get those places our members want. Our property management department is staffed with professionals who are always looking for resorts to meet members’ needs and ones that rank high in member vacation surveys.
That doesn’t mean it’s gone for good.
Since we do have yearly leases, we may be able to acquire past units after not having them for a year or more. We’re sure many longtime members have seen that happen, it’s just the nature of the industry. So if you see your favorite resort disappears from our Condo Search, there’s a chance – a chance – that it’s temporary.
Even if you don’t see it, Global might still be able to access the resort.
If we’ve had the resort in the past, we have a better chance of knowing where to look for it. Your Vacation Specialist will reach out to our partners and see if they have any availability based on your vacation accommodation requirements. We can’t make any guarantees, but it is worth a try.
Try another resort!
There are many fish in the sea, so take a chance on another resort in the area you want to visit. We have different resorts all over the map so there is bound to be another one out there that steals your heart!
We get a lot of questions about our resort turnover, so we hope this clears up that aspect of the membership. There are always options, so be sure to check the Resort Guide on our website.
Photo credit: Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort.