There are four factors which affect how many credits your booking costs.
Time of Year, also known as seasonality, is one of the factors over which you have the most control. Club Wyndham divides the year into three seasons:
Red Season classifications have a ranking of 1-9, normally written like ‘RED 4’ or ‘RED 1’. This is a further classification that indicates the level of busyness within Red Season.
Red Season bookings cost more credits than White Season bookings, which in turn cost more than Blue Season bookings. For example, a 2-bedroom Sky Suite (room) at Club Wyndham Surfers Paradise (location) on a Monday (day of week) in RED 1 (seasonality) costs 4,000 credits. The same room at Surfers Paradise on the same weekday during BLUE costs just 1,100 credits.
Here’s a picture of Surfers Paradise’s seasonality. On the left, you can see the times of the year, and what season they are. On the right, you can see how much each room type costs during different seasons and different days of the week. All resorts have these Seasonality and Credit Charts available for viewing online.
For you, an owner trying to maximise their credits, it’s a great idea to book during the White or Blue Seasons, or even during RED 3-9. Not only will you save a huge number of credits, you’ll also enjoy a quieter, more relaxed stay, and a less busy holiday overall. You’ll probably also save money on other travel services, like aeroplane tickets and Uber/taxi fares.
If you really want to book a holiday during RED 1 and 2 (peak seasons – think Christmas, Easter, school holidays), it’s important you book your stays well in advance, or you might find there’s no availability. As a general rule, booking 6-9 months in advance is a good way to make sure you don’t miss out.
However, some resorts are so popular that you’ll need to book 9-13 months in advance. These resorts include Kirra Beach (Queensland), Golden Beach (Queensland), Surfers Paradise (Queensland) and Denarau Island (Fiji).
Do you still have questions about how to make the most of your vacation credits? Our Owner Services team are here to help – call us on 1300 850 160, or fill out an online enquiry form.