London, UK (June 2, 2014) — eXpectations Holidays has successfully completed a virtual round-the-world attempt which began on March 8th earlier this year.
Taking inspiration from the Jules Vern classic “Around The World In Eighty Days”, the team at eXpectations publicly challenged themselves to test the flexibility of their flagship points-based holiday product.
Utilising a membership of 80,000 points (an amount which could typically be used to book 7 nights in a 3 bedroom apartment during the peak holiday season), the team secured over 80 nights of accommodation. This was accomplished by making use of late booking discounts, smaller sized accommodation and special offers.
Using real-time availability from their exchange partner, RCI, the virtual journey was documented on the company’s website and took in twelve destinations including Italy, Goa, Thailand, Las Vegas and Cancun.
“The aim was to demonstrate the great flexibility timeshare points can offer whilst educating both existing and potential new members in a fun and entertaining way,” Said Phil Watson, CEO of eXpectations Holidays.
“Since this was a virtual journey we didn’t get too hung up on what plane we’d need to catch to get from A to B and instead focused on the sights and attractions of each destination and how we made the bookings.”
The overall standard of accommodation was respectfully high. The team tallied up all the ratings from one popular online travel site which showed that, on average, 73% of ratings were either “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Highlights included the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya Resort in Cancun and the Grandview Las Vegas both of which have exceedingly favourable feedback online.
As for the value-for-money, after the initial, one-off cost of purchasing a membership of 80,000 points, the average cost of the accommodation worked out to be less than £12 per person per night.
Commenting on the challenge, Dimitris Manikis Vice President RCI Europe said “It’s great to see such engaging ideas being used by our affiliates to help members get the very most out of their products.”
To find out more about eXpectations Holidays and their round-the-world adventure, please visit http://www.expectationsholidays.co.uk
About eXpectations Holidays
Designed to offer great value holidays and meet the needs of today’s traveller, eXpectations Holidays provides access to the many benefits of timeshare and RCI membership without the need for lifelong ownership.
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