Dial An Exchange (DAE), the world’s largest privately-owned timeshare exchange company, has experienced tremendous growth in its South Africa membership base so far in 2013.
Membership grew 318 percent in January 2013 compared to last year, with February membership growth at 78 percent and March memberships up an amazing 419 percent following a targeted outreach effort implemented in the last part of 2012. Overall transactions also saw a 30 percent boost in January as members explore the travel options available from DAE beyond traditional timeshare exchange.
DAE South Africa executives began a collaborative effort late last year called the Resort Registration Program to create partnerships with resorts in order to market DAE services directly to South African timeshare owners, and the growth has been impressive according to Paul Edkins of DAE South Africa.
“This growth is proof that owners are looking for a consumer-friendly exchange option that gives them the kind of flexibility and travel possibilities available through the DAE platform,” said Edkins. “We have worked very hard to spread the word about DAE throughout the southern Africa region and include resorts as our partners in this endeavour and we are very excited to see these early results.”
Membership in DAE is free, with no up-front costs to request a timeshare exchange, bank a week into the DAE accommodation pool or even search for a future exchange destination. Payment is made after an exchange is confirmed, allowing timeshare owners the opportunity to plan their next holiday without the hassle of worrying about fees even before they’ve seen where they want to travel.
About Dial An Exchange
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company has more than 450,000 members worldwide and is a truly viable option for all timeshare owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for timeshare owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
Membership benefits include a FREE membership option, Gold Advantage membership option, low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised.