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Updates to our Points system

Published in News - August 25, 2014

Today we're announcing updates to our Points system, which has already helped plan thousands of trips since it launch six months ago. We've listened to our members' feedback and have made some important improvements.

Our Points system allows members to swap homes non-simultaneously all over the world, and earn Points for the time that others spend in their properties. Points is our third way to travel through the club - along with Swaps and Rentals, and it's opened up lots of new opportunities to travel for free to the club's 58,000 stylish homes all over the world. You can read more about how Points trips work here.

The system was launched in April 2014 and since then we've carefully collected feedback from our members and Ambassadors on how best to develop the scheme. Based on this, we've made the following recent upgrades to the system:

Opt in or out of Points

Members can now easily choose to opt out of the Points system, if they'd prefer to stick to traditional home swapping. Opting out will mean that their homes will not appear in Points search results and they will not be able to send Points requests to other members.

Improved search function

With this opt-in we've also adapted the site to prioritise properties (in Points searches) where the owners have shown interest in using Points in the past. This means that when a member sends a Points request they are far more likely to receive a positive response. Coupled with our updated Availability Calendar we've greatly improved the search function.

Get in touch if you have any questions

If you have any questions about how the updates to our Points system affect you or if you'd like some advice on getting the most out of the system, please drop us a line and our team will be in touch.

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