How to Share Your Global Discovery Vacations Membership

One of the great benefits to being a Global Discovery Vacations member is that you can share its benefits with almost anyone. Even better, if you buy the membership once, it’s possible to get use out of it for generations to come.

So how do you get the longest life of your membership for the perfect gift that keeps on giving? Here’s what you need to know.

Who else can use my membership?

Your immediate family (parents, siblings and children) can use your Vacation Week condominium accommodations for no additional fee as long as the membership is in good standing and your Activity Fee is up to date. Just tell your booking agent while you’re purchasing the condo so they can put their name on the reservation. As we’ve mentioned before, vacations make fantastic gifts for your loved ones!

What about extended family members or friends?

You can pay a Gift Certificate fee or use one Star Credit to transfer your Vacation Week vacation to a friend or a family member who is not in your immediate family. Simply tell your Vacation Specialist or fill out the Gift Certificate Request form and send that along with the filled out Vacation Week form. Don’t worry, if you fill out the request form, we’ll contact the guest directly so you don’t have to go back and forth with information.

Can I transfer or sell my membership to another person?

Yes! A member in good standing and caught up on all payments may transfer his or her entire membership (nothing less) through sale, gift, dissolution of marriage, or by any operation of law*. There is a Membership Transfer Fee, but your representative will have more details.

The membership will last as long as the owner pays the activity fees. Many members purchase it with the intention of passing it on to their children, which makes it the gift that keeps on giving!

Did you inherit your membership or do you have plans of passing it on? Let us know who in the comments.

*Regarding wills:

Though the membership is fully transferable, it’s a common misconception that you can transfer ownership through a will. Unfortunately, the membership is not a willable asset, therefore you will need to actively participate in the transfer to another party. If you have any further questions about this process, please give us a call and a representative can go into further detail.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

6 thoughts on “How to Share Your Global Discovery Vacations Membership

    • That is a great question, Patty. Unfortunately, the membership is not a willable asset, so any transfer would have to happen before that time comes. Hope this helps.

  1. Hi Corey,

    What is the membership transfer fee? Who do I contact to get more information on tranferring membership? Thank you!

    • Hi Jennifer,

      As long as your membership is paid up in full, the transfer fee is currently $275. If you would like more information, give us a call at 800-879-7779 and a representative can walk you through the process. Hope this helps!

  2. sooo…let’s say your membership is paid in full and you are not using it….are there any more fees to pay moving forward year after year…

    • Hi Janice,

      Once your membership is paid in full, the only fee you’ll have to pay moving forward is the yearly Activity Fee (and expenses for condos, cruises, etc.). But you only have to pay the Activity Fee in years you want to travel, therefore you won’t have to pay it during the years you won’t be traveling.

      Hope this helps!

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