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Privileges Platinum

I hope you’re excited about the next Privileges Tier we are going to cover – Privileges Platinum. For those who haven’t already, I suggest you also check out the Privileges, Privileges Elite and Privileges Diamond membership blogs as well so that you can discover all of your incredible benefits. Remember you have access to all of the benefits of lower tiers, plus more which we will review in this blog.

  1. Privileges
  2. Privileges Elite
  3. Privileges Diamond
  4. Privileges Platinum
  5. 100 Club

As a Privileges Platinum member you will have between 63,000 to 99,999 Privileges Qualified Credits to use towards a range of additional benefits and properties in incredible locations. Now, it’s time to discover what your life’s unique luxuries are too. Let’s begin shall we…

Benefits of a Privileges Platinum membership

1. Additional Resort Benefits

Complimentary Parking – Do you enjoy having the convenience of a vehicle whilst you’re on holidays? Well we are pleased to let you know that you receive Complimentary Parking at applicable resorts that may usually require a fee. This will be applied at the time of making a booking and you can always confirm with the Resort Staff upon arrival.

Complimentary Movie Rentals are available at selected resorts and as a Privileges Platinum member you receive unlimited movies during your stay. This is going to be perfect for those nights in or a rainy day.

Platinum Unit Upgrade -What better way to start a holiday than with a pleasant surprise? Receive a Platinum Unit Upgrade at selected resorts where you could be upgraded to the next room classification, if available, on the day of arrival for the duration of the total stay. How amazing is that?!

TIP: An upgrade is not always guaranteed due to the occupancy level at each resort however, if the availability is there then you will be sure to receive this great benefit! Feel free to enquire with reception upon arrival and they will be able to assist you.

Platinum Pamper Pack – As you get into your room ensure a good night’s sleep with the Platinum Pamper Pack and have the option of a pillow preference. But that’s not all! While you’re at it, enjoy the luxury of slipping into a Privileges embroidered robe along with matching slippers.

2. Extra Resorts

The Registry Collection by RCI –Luxury leisure travel at its finest! You are entitled to one exchange per annum at some of the finest leisure properties and destinations around the world. Contact Registry Collection by RCI directly on AU 1300 783 740 | NZ 0800 880 224

Associate Resorts – Your Associate Resorts give you more destinations and more opportunities for travel. The higher the tier level, the extended booking window you will have for these spectacular resorts! You can book up to 14 months in advance as a Privileges Platinum.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect with your Associate Resorts:

Ramada Resort Reia Tapia Beach, Northland New Zealand – Is a beautiful beachfront resort in the heart of Doubtless Bay which includes a swimming pool, spa, barbeque areas, restaurant and a bar. It’s just a short drive to discover Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand, Paihia & Bay of Islands home of the ‘Hole in the Rock’ and ‘Dolphin Watching’

Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, Singapore – After a busy day exploring the delights of Singapore, relax by the 30metre swimming pool, work out in the 24 hour gym or visit the adjoining retail mall. The hotel also features a stylish restaurant as well as a stylish bar. WorldMark, The Club Resorts – You can book WorldMark, The Club resorts up to 11 months in advance and you can book through your WorldMark South Pacific Club website the same way as a WorldMark South Pacific Club Resort reservation. 

CLUB WYNDHAM Plus®- Club Wyndham Plus is another Club under the Wyndham Vacation Ownership arm of the business. It provides even more additional resorts in America under the Affiliate Program. You can use your Credits to book selected Club Wyndham properties up to 9 months in advance and you can book via your WorldMark website (The same way you book your WorldMark South Pacific Club properties). To view the current properties please visit your Privileges Website.


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3. Services

Les Concierge Service – Not enough time on your hands? With Les Concierge Service you can enjoy five star concierge services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether its tickets to a popular show, a reservation at an exclusive restaurant or maybe even front row seats to a sports event, no request is too much to ask! Simply contact them via email on registrycollection@lesconcierges.com

Reserve Guarantee –Get in first! Receive an exclusive notification by email 14 days before all other members about any new Associate Resorts. If any of the new resorts catch your eye you can also be the first to book before all other members. This is definitely a huge benefit of being a Platinum member!

4. Additional Membership

Wyndham Rewards - As a Privileges Platinum member, you receive even more benefits through Wyndham Rewards Exchange. Once every Anniversary Year, you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits for Wyndham Rewards points up to the Annual Credit Exchange Cap (up to 63,000 Credits) for a small Exchange Fee ($99 flat rate) All you need to do is contact your Owner Services Team or simply log into www.privilegesbywyndham.com.au/loadcreditExchange and fill out the ‘Credits for Points’ exchange form. 1 Privileges Qualified Credit can be exchanged for 7.5 Wyndham Rewards points.

TIP: you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits once every Anniversary Year so it is important to know exactly how many Privileges Qualified Credits you need to exchange into Wyndham Rewards points for a reservation, because once you exchange, the Wyndham Rewards points cannot be exchanged back into Vacation Credits and you will need to wait until your next Anniversary Year to facilitate your next exchange.


5. Cash Options

Fun Time – Remember, this is a last minute cash option!  You can make Fun Time reservations up to 42 days from the date of arrival at your chosen destination (subject to availability) for a maximum of 7 nights at extremely attractive cash rates. Find out more…

One Time Credits- You can purchase One Time Credits at 21% off the published rate meaning you only pay 15 cents per Credit. One Time Credits can be used when you do not have enough Credits to make a reservation and is payable at the time of making the reservation.

OE call to actionHave you attended the ‘Understanding Privileges by Wyndham’ online conference call? It’s another fantastic way of learning about your Privileges Benefits and the best thing is you can do them in your PJ’s with a cuppa or a glass of wine from home! If you wish to book visit www.worldmarksp.com/conferencecalls


6. Travel Club

Personal Choice – You may use your Privileges Qualified Credits towards travel items with Travel by Wyndham. Travel options include, but are not limited to, flights, accommodation, tours, travel packages, cruises and transfers. If you wish to take advantage of this benefit then contact Travel by Wyndham to book! This benefit can be used once every Anniversary Year and your Privileges Qualified Credits that are being used towards this benefit will require a minimum of 45 days validity to be accepted.

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7. Discounts

Travel Insurance Discount -You also receive a Travel Insurance Discount through Travel by Wyndham where you receive a 25% discount on Cover-More Travel insurance policies when you’re booking associated international travel (Australian and New Zealand Residents only).

Travel by Wyndham Club Contact Details: 1300 850 160 (AU)  0800 850 160 (NZ) or alternatively email travel.club@wyn.com

RCI Elite Benefits – When you call RCI and make an exchange over the phone you can receive ongoing discounts each time. As a Platinum member you can receive $30 off the exchange fee – Perfect to go towards your holiday!

  • Share your holiday experiences with friends and family and receive a Free Guest Certificate once per calendar year valued at $30! This benefit can be used once per calendar year.
  • Circumstances can change and RCI understands this. RCI will waive the cancellation fee if you cancel your booking 45 days prior to the arrival date.
  • Credit Extension – Receive an additional 12 months to book your holidays using your space banked credits.

TIP: To take advantage of the RCI Elite Benefits discounts you must call RCI and make an exchange over the phone.

Are you a Premier WorldMark Owner wishing to find out how to join in on the amazing benefits above? Or are you a Privileges member wishing to find out how to take the next step? Feel free to contact the Owner Enhancements Team on AU: 1800 735 757  NZ: +61 7 5512 8721 or simply fill in the form online here.

I hope you have taken plenty of notes on the 4thPrivileges’ tier and you’re ready to discover many more benefits. Where to from here you ask? The next (and final) Privileges tier is the 100 Club membership. Click here to see what comes with being a 100 Club member.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take advantage of your Privileges by Wyndham membership today!

Chat to you soon.

Your Owner Education Experts!

Privileges Diamond Uncovered

Privileges Diamond is the third tier level that is available as part of the Privileges by Wyndham program. In this blog you are going to learn even more about Privileges, focusing on Diamond members and their entitlements.

If you haven’t already then make sure you also check out the other benefits you’re entitled to in the Privileges and Privileges Elite membership blogs as well! As mentioned in the previous blogs, the five (5) tiers of Privileges are:

  1. Privileges
  2. Privileges Elite
  3. Privileges Diamond
  4. Privileges Platinum and
  5. 100 Club

As a Privileges member you have access to your very own Privileges by Wyndham website. This is where you will navigate your way through all the different benefits and memberships that we will highlight in this blog. To find out more information about each benefit be sure to log in at: www.privilegesbywyndham.com

Benefits of a Privileges Diamond membership
It’s time to discover even more value for your dollar and enjoy more of life’s little luxuries with Privileges Diamond. As a Privileges Diamond member you have between 35,000 to 62,999 Privileges Qualified Credits touse towards a range of additional properties in well desired locations. Keep reading…

1. Extra Resorts

Associate Resorts – As mentioned in the previous blogs your Associate Resorts give you more destinations and more opportunities for travel.  As a Privileges Diamond member you can book up to 14 months in advance for these resorts.  A minimum seven-night stay applies for bookings more than 9 months from date of arrival.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect with your Associate Resorts:

Ramada Plaza Melaka – Malaysia – Located in the heart of the city of Melaka, you will be provided with an unforgettable experience into timeless luxury. Enjoy the 9ft depth and free form pool, children’s pool, fully equipped fitness centre and a buffet breakfast for two adults included in the nightly cost.  Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites, and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle services to main attractions/shopping centres.

Ramada Bali Sunset Road, Kuta – Located on the famous Sunset Road close to Kuta Beach, the popular night entertainment and shopping area. This hotel is within walking distance to attractions with 271 rooms and facilities including a rooftop pool, gym, onsite day spa, meeting rooms and two distinctive dining establishments. Planning a trip to Bali? This resort is not to be missed! 

WorldMark, The Club Resorts – WorldMark, The Club has more than 90 quality resorts located in North America – from Mexico’s Coral Baja to Orlando, and Anaheim. They are extremely easy to access and you can also view the latest Credit Charts in your most up to date Resort Guide. Simply log in to the WorldMark website, choose your destination, when you wish to go and confirm! All you need to do next is book your flights which of course the Travel Club team will be more than happy to assist you with and discuss your options.

Did you know: You can book WorldMark, The Club resorts up to 11 months in advance.

CLUB WYNDHAM Plus®- Club Wyndham Plus is another Club under the Wyndham Vacation Ownership arm of the business. It provides even more additional resorts in America under the Affiliate Program. You can use your Credits to book selected Club Wyndham properties up to 8 months in advance and you can book via your WorldMark website (The same way you book your WorldMark South Pacific Club properties). To view the current properties please visit your Privileges Website.

2. Travel

Personal Choice – With an amazing benefit known as Personal Choice you can use your Privileges Qualified Credits towards travel options with Travel by Wyndham. Travel options include, but are not limited to, flights, accommodation, tours, travel packages, cruises and transfers. This benefit can be used once every other Anniversary Year. Contact Travel by Wyndham to book!

TIPThis year’s most sought after destinations are Hong Kong to Nagasaki, Vietnam to Hong Kong, Europe, New Zealand, Iceland and The Blue Lagoon. That’s just to name a few. For more information and to see more incredible destinations click here. Privileges Qualified Credits that are being used towards this benefit will require a minimum of 45 days validity to be accepted.

Beautiful sunrise over Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with flowers and bicycles on the bridge in spring

3. Discounts on Holidays

Complimentary Housekeeping – Guess what?! As a Privileges Diamond member you receive Complimentary Housekeeping! Yes, that’s right- free housekeeping at your WorldMark South Pacific Club Resorts, Associate Resorts, Affiliate Resorts and also exchanges.

Complimentary Movie Rentals, available at selected resorts and as a Privileges Diamond member you receive three (3) free movies during your stay. Always good if you plan to have nights in during your relaxing holiday, or for a rainy day.

Complimentary Resort Activities, also available to Privileges Diamond members at selected resorts. Hire bikes, tennis rackets, boogie boards or even use it on the Kids Club (ages 5-12) if you want a little ‘time out’ from the kidlets.


4. Exchange Programs

Wyndham Rewards© As referred to in the first Privileges Blog, you are automatically enrolled into Wyndham Rewards© with the ability to earn and redeem Wyndham Rewards© points for use on your accommodation, car rentals, gift cards, levies and much more!

But! That’s not all that you’re entitled to with Wyndham Rewards©. You also have access to Wyndham Rewards© Exchange. Once every Anniversary Year, you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits for Wyndham Rewards points up to the Annual Credit Exchange Cap (up to 35,000 Credits) for a small Exchange Fee ($149 flat rate). 1 Privileges Qualified Credit can be exchanged for 6 Wyndham Rewards points.

TIP: you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits once every Anniversary Year so it is extremely important to know exactly how many Privileges Qualified Credits you will need to exchange for Wyndham Rewards© points because once you use your exchange benefit, the Wyndham Rewards© points cannot be exchanged back into Vacation Credits and you will need to wait until your next Anniversary Year in order to make another exchange.

Travel couple in Park Guell in Barcelona

5. Cash Options

Fun Time – Remember, this is a last minute cash option! You can make Fun Time reservations up to 35 days from the date of arrival at your chosen destination (subject to availability) for a maximum of six nights and unlimited weekend stays at extremely attractive cash rates.

One Time Credits- As a Diamond member, your discount off One Time Credits is at 15% off the published rate meaning you only pay 16 cents per Credit. One Time Credits can be used when you do not have enough credits to make a reservation and it is payable at the time of making the reservation.

Online Education Calls – Have you attended the ‘Understanding Privileges by Wyndham’ online conference call? It’s another fantastic way of learning about your Privileges Benefits and the best thing is you can do them in your PJ’s with a cuppa or a glass of wine from home! If you wish to book visit www.worldmarksp.com/conferencecalls


6. Discounts

Travel Insurance Discount – You also receive a Travel Insurance Discount through Travel Club by Wyndham where you receive a 20% discount on Cover-More Travel insurance policies you’re booking associated international travel (Australian and New Zealand Residents only).

RCI Elite Benefits – When you call RCI and make an exchange over the phone you can receive ongoing discounts each time –You just need to make sure you request it at the time of making the exchange. You can receive $20 off the exchange fee – great to go towards a few cocktails by the pool!

TIP: To take advantage of the RCI Elite Benefits discounts you must call RCI and make an exchange over the phone.

Are you a Premier WorldMark Owner wishing to find out how to join in on the amazing benefits above? Or are you a Privileges member wishing to find out how to take the next step? Feel free to contact the Owner Enhancements Team on AU: 1800 735 757  NZ: +61 7 5512 8721 or simply fill in the form online here.

I hope you have taken plenty of notes on Privileges Diamond and you’re ready to discover many more benefits. Where to from here you ask? The next Privileges tier is Privileges Platinum. Feel free to click here to see what comes with being a Platinum member.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take advantage of your Privileges by Wyndham membership today!

 

Chat to you soon.

Your Owner Education Experts!

10 need-to-know tips for holiday planning

To make your holiday journey simpler and to help you stretch your dollars further in 2017, we have put together 10 need-to-know tips when planning your WorldMark holiday!

1 Extend your weekend
Three-day weekends are the perfect opportunity to plan a getaway, but why wait for the next one to come around to enjoy some time away? If you’re able, take off early on Friday so you can enjoy a long weekend adventure.

2 Choose a destination that suits you
Is your ideal location by the water? Do you prefer to spend your weekends basking on the beach, kayaking down a river or enjoying the salty breeze? Perhaps your holiday style is exploring the country. Or are your excited by walking the city streets?

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3 Set yourself a budget
Your getaway is the finish line to the journey. Determine how much you want to spend on everything from transport, to gasoline to souvenirs and meals. If you decide something is too expensive, scale it back or cross it off the list.

4 Travel during blue season
With fewer people competing for accommodation, securing a room that suits your travel needs (or that ideally positioned sun lounge beside the pool) is easier in blue season. Enjoy cheaper Credit rates, as well as less crowded attractions.

5 Fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday
Believe it or not, there tends to be up to a 15 to 25 per cent drop in price on a Tuesday or Wednesday flights compared to other days of the week!

6 Book!
If your ever in doubt call!  Your Owner Services Team are available to you 7 days a week, they are there to support you and help plan your holiday. No question is too small or too big to ask. And if things don’t goas planed, always put your name on the Waitlist – if your first choice of WorldMark South Pacific Club Property is not available put your name down on the Waitlist. I am often surprised by how many people end up getting the apartment they originally wanted.

7 Pick your bags like a pro
Avoid extra baggage fees by weighing your bags before you go. Another trick is to pack rolled up socks inside your shoes. This also helps preserve your shoe’s shape inside the suitcase. If you pack the heaviest items at the base (near the wheels), you will ensure that your bag remains balanced.

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8 Don’t forget to grab some snacks
Whether you’re flying, driving, hiking or biking, it’s good to keep snacks on hand. Eating every couple of hours will keep your energy up so you can fully enjoy your weekend activities. It can also save you money and keep you away from unhealthy gas station or airplane foods.

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9 Plan your days ahead
Make a list of all the places and activities you wish enjoy when you’re away. That way when you arrive, you get straight to enjoying your time- because all the planning is done!

10 Enjoy your time away!
And… put your phone on airplane mode. Make sure you’re really getting away by putting away your phone or laptop. You’ll get a breather from business-related calls or emails, and you’ll keep yourself open to really spending quality time with the people around you.

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10 Signs You Need to Plan a Holiday!

It’s been scientifically* proven that 100% of daydreams about holidays will increase exponentially the warmer the weather gets outside.
*(OK, maybe not scientifically - but it can certainly seem that way!)

With summer looming ahead of us, we need something to look forward to.

You know you need to plan a holiday when:  (more…)

Favourite Five: Travel Must-Haves

Once upon a time, travelling meant long, boring car trips – or at best, hanging around airports waiting for a connecting flight to your destination. Thanks to advances in technology, travelling is now a much more enjoyable experience with many direct flights to a huge range of destinations, both domestically and internationally.

With a few gadgets and necessities, travelling can now even be a pleasant experience! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite five travel must-haves to make your next journey a joy. (more…)

The Knowledge Hub

What a Wandrful new resource for WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners!

Discover Learn Retain

Owner Education has taken a new direction this year and we hope you’re happy with the results! We are.

The Knowledge Hub is an exclusive online platform for WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Owners, and offers an innovative new way to learn how to use and maximise your Ownership. With a wide range of topics available there is a session…or two..maybe even three, to suit everyone.

Whether you’re after something basic such  “Basic Guidelines of the WorldMark South Pacific Club” or something more advanced, like “Booking Options with RCI” you will find it right there at your finger tips, and the best thing is the sessions only go for between 2 and 10 minutes, so it won’t take long to discover what you were looking for.

Logging In is Easy

Step 1.  Go to www.worldmarksp.com/signin log in with your Owner Number and Password.

Step 2. Click the Knowledge Hub link on the left hand side of the page.

Step 3. To get started watch the navigation video on the left side of the home page, or click on any of the categories to jump right in. Knowledge Hub LoginWith more topics being added fortnightly, there is always something new to learn, and you can always come back to brush up your knowledge. If you don’t feel like completing a whole session you can download an information sheet with the top tips on each topic.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

It is a widespread belief that elephants are amongst the smartest in the animal kingdom, possessing impressive abilities to retain information. That’s where the saying “a memory as long as an elephant” comes from.

Now that the Knowledge Hub is available you won’t need a memory as long as an elephant because you can do the sessions as many times as you like. Elephant Upturned Trunk So log in now – or whenever you like, because its always available – to learn some more important tips on how to get the most out of your WorldMark South Pacific Club Ownership.

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Anne is an Owner Education Consultant for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.  Her passion is training; whether it be her 3 horses, or the wonderful WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners. As well as sharing her knowledge via online Conference Calls she likes to help Club Owners maximize their Ownership by providing useful tips and hints about the WorldMark South Pacific Club on Wandrful with fortnightly posts