**There is currently pending a class action lawsuit against
Wyndham regarding the legality of the TravelShare program.
Please be an informed consumer if you are considering
buying into this program**
Q. What is TravelShare?
A. TravelShare is a program
offered by Trendwest/Wyndham offering ancillary benefits
separate from your Worldmark ownership.
Q. What are those benefits?
The biggest benefits of this program are the ability
to book bonus time (called Fun Time in TravelShare)
further in advance than the typical 14 days.
Another benefit is that the RCI membership is
included. Other ancillary benefits include free
movie rentals and use of certain hotels and
Q. What does it cost to join?
A. TravelShare dues are
figured at a $50 base rate and $4 per 1,000 credits. 6,000
credits would cost an additional $74 in dues each
year. In addition, the fun time rate increases to
.06 per credit compared to .044 for bonus time.
Q. Are TravelShare benefits
transferable if I decide to sell?
No, unless you transfer the membership to an
immediate family member, the benefits are lost upon
Q. Can TravelShare benefits be
changed or revoked?
A. Yes, unlike Worldmark
benefits that are controlled by the Worldmark Owners
Board of Directors, the TravelShare benefits can be
modified or terminated at any time without warning.
Since this is a benefit offered by Trendwest/Wyndham, the
Owners have no control of this program. There is
currently a class action lawsuit pending regarding the
legality of this program which may alter the terms and
conditions as well as the existence of this program.
Q. Should I join TravelShare?
A. TravelShare is a voluntary
program. You can join RCI separately from the
TravelShare program at any time regardless of your
membership in TravelShare. In addition, ALL
Worldmark benefits are available to you regardless
Q. Are the benefits worth the
cost compared to a re-sale?
A. TravelShare is only
available if purchased directly from Wyndham. The
difference in price of a re-sale versus retail
membership can be upwards of $5000 depending on the
size of membership purchased. Based on the higher
incremental cost of dues and the initial buy in, the
benefits do not appear to outweigh the costs. A
re-sale membership is generally priced at 50% of the
cost of one offered through Trendwest/Wyndham. Consider
this: you can buy twice the number of
re-sale credits compared to the cost of TravelShare
and use those to book up to 13 months in advance.
Compare this to having half the number of credits and
only being able to use them an additional 2 weeks in
advance. Please check
inventory page for current listings.
Q. OK, so what's the bottom
A. In our opinion, the
TravelShare program can not possibly offer enough
benefit given the cost considering:
Maintenance Dues and Bonus Time fees are higher
Benefits can be revoked or cancelled without
warning at any time
Retail membership prices are nearly double
the re-sale cost
Benefits are not transferable unless sold to
If you are buying your membership to enjoy Worldmark
Resorts, you will likely never benefit from
Q. How can I get more
information on this program?
A. Please send us an
email and we will be happy to provide all of the
program details so you can make an informed
Q. Can I talk to you in person
about this program?
Yes!! We have been owner's since 1999 and are happy
to answer any questions about this program or the
Club in general. We can be reached at 949-709-0891
until 10pm Pacific 7 days/week