Exchanging your week is one of the best ways to maximize timeshare ownership. Many times, you can exchange your owned week for other properties that are nicer and more in demand than your own week.
Exchanging is great but availability is sporadic and you need to be very flexible with your travel plans in order to get highly desirable weeks and resorts. I have previously explained the benefits of doing an ongoing search with RCI or a Request First or Deposit First with Interval International.
Another great way to quickly access what exchanges are available using Interval International's search tool. The search tool allows you to search current inventory by destination, all destinations or by Resort Name or code.
As shown in the attached image, you can choose by Resort Name. One great tip in using this search is that you can input ALL the highly sought after resorts in one search and Interval will bring up the matches.
Even if you are looking for a specific week, I generally put in the earliest travel date as the current date and the latest travel date for as long as Interval allows which is generally 12 months in advance.
The reason for doing so is that Interval's system can be a bit buggy and I have seen additional inventory come up for a specific week when doing a broad search only to find that the inventory does not show up when I do a narrow search. Doing a broad search requires a little more review of the result but can result in you seeing more available weeks.
Additionally, even if you are set on traveling one week, seeing availability for a highly sought after destination or resort for an alternative week can get you thinking on revising the initial plans.
INTERVAL INTERNATIONAL RESORT CODES:
In order to simplify the process, I have included the following list of resort codes
HRP, HNS, HWP, HYS, HSH, HYK, HYN, HBK, HMS, HSL, HYP, HYA, HCC, HYB, HYI, HRA, LFP, SXP, STW, SDI, VTA, PGA, PGN, SRM, FSA, SCT, VIO, VO1, VIT, SVV, VKW, VVM, VCC, VIS, VS1, WDL, KAA, KA1, KAN, KA1, WKV, WLR, WMH, WPV, WV1, WRF, WEJ, WSJ, MAW, MFC, MGO, MMB, MPU, MKO, MOW, MAO, MCP, MBY, MMC, MSE, MSF, MDS, MPD, MGR, MSK, MCV, MMO, NCV, MSU, MKW, MPB, MUZ, MGA, MG1, MG3, MG5, MOU, MCU, MGC, MC1, MGK
This list includes most of highly sought after resorts in Interval International. This list includes most Marriott properties, Hyatt Properties, Four Season properties and Vistana properties (Formerly Westin and Sheraton).
There are other high quality resorts within Interval but this list is good overview of the top quality resorts.
In order to perform this search, simply copy and paste the above codes and place them in the search box. You can then see the results. In performing this search, I found over five pages of availability for these prime properties.
A couple of things to note.
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