AVC Personal Benefits
When you buy an AVC membership from Redseason you receive the core club benefits that any other owner would receive. The only thing you do not get are some additional benefits that AVC provide under the description of Personal Benefits.
So What Are the AVC Personal Benefits?
The AVC Personal Benefits are some additional benefits provided to AVC owners who purchase their credits direct from Accor. As such these benefits do not officially transfer to anyone who purchases a membership from Redseason. It is important to note that the Personal benefits are not written into the Accor Vacation Club constitution like the core AVC benefits so they could be changed or cancelled at any time (so even if you buy from Accor there is no guarantee that these benefits will be available to you in the future). There have been several major changes to these benefits in the past few years with benefits changed or cancelled.
AVC Personal Benefits
- Use of AVC Travel Service. The Travel service is now run by The Flight Centre on behalf of AVC and supposedly gives discounts to AVC members off the standard Flight Centre pricing. In reality I haven't found much evidence of big discounts being offered to AVC owners - in many cases the prices I have seen have been exactly the same as on the regular Flight Centre website or only a few percent cheaper. Of course you can still book with The Flight Centre if you purchase a membership from us - you will just pay their regular prices rather than any AVC discount. Note that the AVC service is NOT the same as the one offered by Interval International - if you elect to join Interval International then you can use their travel services even with a resold membership.
- Special AVC booking rates. Currently AVC has a 10% discount off the best rate of the day available to AVC members for bookings at certain Accor hotels in the Asia Pacific region. In general you can find these sorts of discounts available for online bookings anyway or you can also purchase an Accor Advantage Plus card which gives you the same accommodation discount plus additional discounts of dining, etc.
- Ability to book at Inter Club Resorts. AVC have indicated that owners of resold memberships will not be able to book at Inter Club Resorts owned by the Asian Club. Currently the only resort in this category is Bali but the Australian club also owns units at that resort (so you can book without using the inter club arrangement) and therefore the Bali property is not included in this restriction. Just be aware that future resorts in the Asian club may not be available to you.
Note that although these benefits do not offically transfer if you purchase a membership from us I have been told by several customers that they have still been able to access the discount hotel rates on a resold membership so it appears that AVC are not strictly enforcing these rules at the moment (but, of course, they may do in the future so you should assume you will not be able to use these benefits in the future if you purchase from us).