I do not spend a ton of time discussing the world of hotel points and frequent flyer points but they are absolutely key to achieving a successful timeshare strategy.
As I explained here, it is an absolute must to have hotel points in order to secure accommodations while you have a pending timeshare request.
While timeshares definitely have a bad reputation, hotel points and frequent flyer miles are continually changing and becoming less and less valuable. Many of these hotel companies forget that loyalty goes both ways and continually make non-consumer friendly choices in revising their award charts.
Over the years, I have witnessed almost every single hotel brand make non-consumer friendly changes.
Today, Marriott announced their changes to their award charts. It is a horrendous change where 1,082 properties are moving up a category and 247 properties are moving down.
Here is the list of the various changes that are being implemented.
As you can see, there are some significant changes that are occurring. I have not been shy about discussing the various issues with timeshares but every time that award charts change or even disappear, timeshares tend to look better and better from a consumer standpoint.
What do you think of these changes?