Vacations of a Lifetime!
My wife and I always talked about our ‘dream holiday’ and since joining Accor Vacation Club we have not only saved money every year, but have now ticked off the first of our ‘dreams’.
May we introduce ourselves? We are Frank and Audrey Browne and have been Members of the Accor Vacation Club since May 2003. If you are contemplating becoming a Member or have just joined, may we welcome you and strongly recommend the club as we have never looked back since becoming Members.
Our initiation into the Club was from a friendly telemarketer (whom I don’t usually have time for), offering two nights accommodation for attending a presentation. Being a shift worker and my wife a Brisbane commuter we said no as the dates and times were unsuitable. Two weeks later we received a call from the same lady but with alternative dates and times. We said yes to a Saturday appointment and went with the idea that it would not hurt to listen. The rest is history.
No hard pressure sales pitch, all our questions answered and done in a friendly environment.
Since becoming Members we have stayed in the following Club Apartments;
LEGENDS HOTEL SURFERS PARADISE – Gold Coast
HOTEL ST MORITZ QUEENSTOWN – New Zealand
GRAND MERCURE PINNACLE – Darling Harbour NSW (Twice).
At the Darling Harbour Apartments’ we were fortunate enough to talk to some prospective Members and answer some of their questions to put their minds at ease. This was a real buzz for us to help promote our Club.
Through Interval International we used our points to secure weeks at;
WHISTLER- British Columbia. CANADA
BANFF National Park- Alberta CANADA
DISNEY WORLD RESORT – Orlando Florida USA (a gift to our son who is now a Member himself)
We are now waiting confirmation for a week’s accommodation at the LAKES DISTRICT in England for next year.
Through the Cruise Centre (Now Accor Vacation Club Travel by Flight Centre) we enjoyed a 7 night Alaskan Cruise. Absolutely wonderful.
We started as Bronze Members but on our first anniversary were offered to upgrade to Silver and have never had a bad experience with the club in the 7 years. Looking to the future we hope to have a week at Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort in WANAKA – NZ in 2012.
The key to getting the holiday of you dreams and use the ‘least amount of points’ is to plan, book early and avoid peak periods.
In the last 6 months, the Club has taken a giant leap forward by introducing online accommodation booking, Flight Centre and of course the Super Savers just to name a few for the use of the Club Members.
So why not achieve your VACATIONS OF A LIFETIME, Instead of dreaming about them.
FRANK and AUD REY B.