Orlando, FL (March 22, 2013) — Dial An Exchange, the largest privately-owned timeshare exchange company in the world, announces that it has surpassed 450,000 members as it continues to add to its impressive membership totals following substantial growth numbers reported from its regional offices.
The increased member numbers are the latest in a series of positive growth figures for 2012 from various corporate touchpoints across the world:
• Global timeshare exchanges up 22 percent
• USA office reported growth of 12 percent
• Europe membership growth of 21 percent
• China membership up by nearly 20 percent
• South Africa numbers increased 17 percent across all transactions
• In the Australian and New Zealand market, domestic exchanges up 21% and international exchanges increased 53%
• Thailand recorded overall growth in exchanges at 8%.
Such impressive numbers are the latest evidence that timeshare owners are looking for alternatives to the traditional system of exchange, according to DAE Chief Executive Officer Francis Taylor.
“We have worked hard to provide our members with not only excellent exchange opportunities but extensive travel options beyond the standard week to week exchange,” Taylor said. “Our rental platform, daeOptions program and value-added discounts through Gold Advantage are just a few of the numerous ways that our members can benefit from their connection with us.”
“Some timeshare owners are not even aware that they can become a DAE member if they are already a member of another exchange company. Consumer choice is the key and we are clearly getting the message across that owners can decide to use a different exchange company if they choose to do so,” added Taylor.
DAE offers a free membership service and owners, which allows them to deposit their timeshare week without any up-front fees and receive a three year period in which to use the exchange. No fees are required until the exchange is confirmed and the entire process can be enacted online through a real time online booking service.
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.