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How to Travel Like a Millionaire and Save


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A vacation home by the beach alone doesn't cut it anymore. These days, millionaires and billionaires want estates in England, condos in New York, pied a terres in Paris and chalets in Gstaad-plus the beach house and more. Thanks to the relatively new phenomenon of private membership clubs, they are getting them-along with staff to run them, and yachts and private jets to take them there.

While not all private membership clubs, also known as resort or destination clubs, offer their members an ownership stake in the clubs’ properties, these clubs represent the top tier of luxury vacationing, with members paying a one-time initiation fee of up to $4 million, annual dues of up to $67,500 and sometimes even daily fees of as much as $650, for the use of multi-million dollar castles, condominiums and hotel suites in some of the world's most beautiful, and exclusive, corners according to Forbes Magazine.

These clubs want baby boomers and young adults making $400,000 per year and up! The age range is between 35 and 60 with the average age of 50 again according to Forbes Magazine. See the most expensive membership clubs: Well, we can live vicariously through them!

Now, for those of you who do not make $400,000 per year, there is a moderately priced travel membership with Global Resorts Network! This company is 22 years old and recently lowered the one-time membership fee from $10,000 to $3,000! A bargain basement sale compared to the expensive membership clubs’ entrance fees (see slideshow)! What you get in return is a lifetime of savings on 4 & 5 star resorts around the world and in the United States! You do not own property like some expensive travel clubs or timeshares, but you can expect to never pay annual dues or maintenance fees! All you have to do once you're a member is to select your vacation destination anytime you want! There is even a newsletter highlighting beautiful resorts with the best rates! What is really unique with Global Resorts Network is their Hot Weeks! During certain times of the year, selected resorts are available for $298 per week! $300 per week at a 4 or 5 star resort is unheard of! And you are not getting the studio leftovers, but 1 bedroom units that can sleep up to 4 people! A steal!

To see what kind of properties Global Resorts Network has to offer is easy. Simply go to Type in “vacation" as the username and “lookfor" as the password. You will see a sample list of GRN's 5,000 properties! Imagine having access to hotels and resorts for under $799 per week!

Membership clubs are definitely catching on! Whether you are wealthy and want a prestigious getaway or a family working hard to afford vacations every year, everybody wants to save on their travel dollars and have a slice of their own paradise! Having your own travel membership makes financial sense when you consider the amount of money you pay per night when you use one of the travel search engines (Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, to book your hotel or resort. Even calling the hotel or resort directly is not going to be any cheaper! Why? Because the travel search engines and the hotels are limited to availability of rooms left and peak season. The rates will fluctuate due to demand. Not so with Global Resorts Network. The company owns thousands of resorts and timeshare properties and can offer their members low rates year after year without regard to such limitations. A great example is the popular Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Florida. The rate for a 1 bedroom unit for 1 week is $655 through GRN. The same unit through Expedia for 1 week is $1,313! The extra $650 can be used for food/drinks and souvenirs! By booking through Expedia, your vacation is costing you an extra $650 that you could spend elsewhere or save! Now wouldn't that be nice?

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