Holiday Any Which Way With DAE
Whether you enjoy a multi-generational family holiday, a romantic getaway with your partner, or a fun break with your friends, holidays are a great way to escape daily routine and enjoy some time away in fabulous destinations with the most important people in your life.
By Helen Foster
By now, most of you will be planning on jetting off on your summer getaways in the near future, or you may have even have just returned from a relaxing week or two away from it all. It's said that there is no better pick-me-up for when you get back from a holiday than to start planning your next one. So in this blog we are going to be looking at some of the benefits of DAE membership and how easy it is for you to exchange and book your next great holiday escape to help shake off those post-holiday blues. It’s always a bonus to have something to look forward to, and the earlier you get planning, the more chance you are giving yourself of getting the holiday you really want.
How it works
As a member of DAE, by buying into one holiday home, you have bought access to a variety of resorts all over the world which you can exchange into. So, when thinking about your next break, think about wider horizons than simply returning to your timeshare home resort each year… You could be travelling the world and discovering some amazing new destinations and new places where you can still enjoy doing all the things you love to do while out on holiday. You could end up falling in love with a country you might never have thought of visiting, or enjoying experiences you might never have tried. It really is the most exciting way to holiday, and yet you have the assurance that your chosen resort will come up to your – and DAE’s – expected quality standards in terms of comfort.
Once you have deposited your week(s), you will get issued an exchange credit which is valid for three years from the date of your deposit. This allows you to choose a week from our bank of resorts which have signed up to the DAE holiday exchange programme. There is even the option of extending this period for a fee, if you need additional flexibility as to when you can take your holiday. With low-cost exchange fees, which are only paid when your exchange is confirmed, it really is a simple and easy way to book.
We always have our members in mind
We are continually trying to improve our holiday experience for our members, so we’d like to remind you of some of the many other holiday benefits you can take advantage of by using your DAE membership.
Discounted cash holidays
Don’t forget to check out the holiday possibilities open to you through our late booking Bonus Weeks, exclusively available to our members at great value low prices for those who want to get off on another holiday without using their exchange credits. These Bonus Weeks are mainly weeks that haven't been taken up through exchange and, to avoid this accommodation staying vacant, they become available six weeks prior to their check-in date for our members to book without the need to use their holiday credit. This is perfect if you’ve already used your holiday credit, as these are cash-only holidays. You might combine one of these holidays with an exchange, if you can get Bonus Week accommodation in the same resort or area as your booked exchange, so you can take a whole crowd of friends and family away with you knowing you will have all that accommodation space to spread out in, as well as lots of on-resort amenities.
Another option for holidaying without using your exchange credits is by booking a Rental Holiday. DAE acquires an additional number of carefully selected rental accommodations in some of the most in-demand locations around the world and, as a DAE member, we like to offer these to you at discounts of up to 40 per cent less than the market price.
For a small annual fee, or using a reduced-price three-year option, with DAE Gold Advantage you get even more holiday options. Gold Advantage allows you an unlimited number of priority holiday requests, giving you first choice of all our newly deposited weeks. With our standard, free, membership, you are only able to put one holiday request in at a time, so DAE Gold Advantage is a much more flexible membership option.
We also offer you the service of putting weeks exclusively on hold for you when a week becomes available that matches your holiday request, because we don’t want you to miss out on your ideal getaway while you are looking at flights, or perhaps checking a place is available for that week at the kennels or cattery for your furry friends.
And don’t forget you are entitled to many discounts with Gold Advantage, so you can get more treats out of your spend. Your discounts include:
• £10 off all long long-haul exchanges
• £10 off all Bonus Weeks
• £29 saving on credit extensions
• 10% off European Rental Weeks and DAE Options Rentals, giving you access to non-timeshare holiday properties at discounted prices.
Where can you go?
As a DAE member, you quite literally have a world of resorts to exchange into. You could be jetting off on a long-haul holiday to the blazing sunshine and glorious landscapes of Australia, Mexico and the US on your Exchange, Rental or Bonus Week. On the other hand, you might want to stay closer to home and take a holiday in one of the many wonderful holiday destinations open to you across Europe. Whether you are after sunny shores, winter sports or cultural getaways, there is a holiday to suit everyone’s preference using DAE membership.
If you really don’t want to venture too far away on your next holiday, don’t rule out a UK staycation. Holidays in the UK are fantastic. For a couple of small islands, the UK is big on culture, history and the bounty of nature’s beauty, all right on our doorstep if you live in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales. From the wild Atlantic coasts of Cornwall and the gentle rolling hills of Wales, to the mysterious glens of Scotland and the fun and fair cities of Ireland, there is a fabulous diversity of holiday experiences to be enjoyed in all of these places – and no need to step onto a plane to get there!
You could be sunning yourself on England’s south coast, exploring some of Devon’s pretty fishing villages and historic towns. Or how about a break in Bonnie Scotland? Winter months sees snowy Aviemore as one of Scotland’s top ski destinations an, when the snow melts, hiking and cycling are popular on the peaks. Cumbria is another beautiful holiday destination, home to the UNESCO-protected Lake District, which boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the whole of the UK, having a whole host of pretty villages to explore.
With DAE, whether you are looking to holiday closer to home or venture off to far-flung shores, you will find your perfect escape.
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