If you love to travel, but you can't seek to do it whenever you want, you should think about joining a good travel club.
My wife loves to travel the world as I'm sure many of you do, but it has always been very expensive. I'm here to tell you, it doesn't have to be.
This is how travel clubs work.
When you think about it, owning a resort property is like any other business. They need a constant flow of customers to be profitable. Their unique challenge is that they also need a steady flow of customers and prefer to be equally reciprocal throughout the whole year or else many problems begin to become problems for them. For many customers, their work is lost at once, perhaps because of your competitors. Not enough clients mean empty rooms and loss of business and revenue, making recruitment and many other things very difficult.
The challenge is to maintain a steady flow of customers, preferably evenly spaced throughout the year. But how do they do that?
The only way that resort owners have discovered to help with this is to join travel clubs to provide club members with non-reserved rooms with significant discounts. This helps maintain a steady flow of customers throughout the year, and helps the owner keep the business running properly.
Think about it from their point of view, do you prefer to have an empty room with no income, and to have an employee paying without customers for service or income generated? Or, to keep a good quality staff busy, do you have clients who might just pay enough to cover your expenses with little or no profit?
It does not take long as an employer to know that “when possible” you sell it at full price, when necessary you get a discount and lower profits, and when it comes time to pay, you must cover the expenses at least to avoid a loss.
Even carrying some losses is acceptable if it helps with employment issues, inventory, age of food storage, advertising, budgeting, exposure and many other business issues. As long as it is not the norm, obviously.
Now, keep in mind that not all travel clubs are created equal.
His travel club also do business. He wants to offer his members an attractive offer to build membership, but he also wants to earn money in the work of HIS, a travel club. If the owner is more interested in profit than in giving value to his members, then this club will have a limited future.
The saying that just popped in my head was "better to have something little, not too much nothing."
Resort owners are constantly negotiating deals (discount level) with hundreds of travel club owners.
The owner of a particular travel club may have negotiated with the owners of the resort the best prices for his club, but if he tries to make a lot of profit with the travel club, his members will not get the best deals!
But it is very difficult to negotiate without something the other side wants. So, the more members of your club the easier it is to negotiate great deals. But getting too many members is not easy in itself.
The most successful travel club owner discovered how to build a big follower (at the lowest cost) so that they have the ability to negotiate big deals that other clubs can't, but because of the low overhead they can pass most of the savings to their members.
We all know that the best ad format is word of mouth. As luck would be like, it is also the least expensive. (Free) So, if you (as a club owner) pay your existing members (for new membership) to advertise orally or in any way they choose, and create members for you just by telling potential members about the club and the club huge savings they've received, you'll have a growing membership with a minimum Of expenses, therefore, you can pass great savings to your members which in turn will help to generate more members more easily and get better discounts.
As I mentioned earlier, not all travel clubs are created on an equal footing, just as with any other business. You should do your research to find a club that offers a wide range of sites, with great discounts for its members, without charging too much for their membership. This travel club will continue to grow in size and value, offering you a long lifetime of travel at discounted rates at the lowest cost so you can travel around the world and enjoy what the world has to offer.
Travel clubs can be a great opportunity to save your hard earned money. Just make sure you do the search and find the right search, otherwise you won't get the most value for your money.
Good luck, and I'll see you on the shores of the world.