Meet Your Owner - Exchange Possibilities

Mark Evans and Susan Borrett Boston, Lincolnshire UK

When our family were initially considering the purchase at Borgo one of our thoughts was how would we be able to continue to holiday in other destinations, whilst also using the benefits that the acquisition at Borgo could bring. At the time of our fractional purchase we were living in Mexico and we knew that whilst we would love to visit Borgo more than once a year logistically this would not be feasible. This concern was quickly mitigated when Lee outlined the benefits of also being a member of the Registry Collection/RCI exchange scheme and the large number of sites they had to exchange within the scheme. After a little investigation we discovered that the large majority of their sites were in the USA/Canada and also Mexico so we felt we had resolved this concern. Since becoming a fractional owner almost 9 years ago we have undertaken many exchanges and in particular during the initial couple of years and whilst still living overseas we visited many stunning locations throughout Mexico.

Returning to the UK in 2011 we have continued to benefit from using the scheme, as have both sets of our parents (you have the option to give gift certificates if you wish) utilising sites throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. My parents have been the most nomadic with visits in the last 18 months to the Isles of Scilly, Croatia, Portugal and a couple of designations in the UK. There are some advantages of endless time to take holidays! As they slow down they are still keen to explore the many sites within the UK which are also continually being added to by the Registry Collection/RCI portfolio.

Membership of the Registry Collection/RCI requires the payment of an annual membership fee and then each time a deposit of a week at Borgo is made your will be credited with a certain number of points, depending on the value of the week being deposited. They have a great web based search option so when you have identified an exchange you would like to undertake a further exchange fee is payable to them for the exchange (this is tiered depending on level of accommodation being booked). When staying at these various locations you usually having nothing further to pay with the exception of the housekeeping fee at Borgo which will be your responsibility when someone exchanges into Borgo for your exchange week.

The number or properties and locations continues to grow and they are adding further sites with recent additions being Costa Rica, South Africa, Australia so you will never get bored of the options available to you.

We felt the options available through this scheme have allowed us to enjoy many other holidays that we would otherwise not have experienced whilst still bringing us back home to Borgo for the obligatory summer holidays our 11 year old son has become accustomed to whilst growing up, which is fantastic! We look toward to many more years at Borgo interspersed with odd weeks in other locations as an alternate option.



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