The timeshare year is divided into seasons, which are the timeshare times that control when you can use the timeshare. In the timeshare industry the seasons names can vary, instead of the traditional summer, winter, spring and autumn, most of the time classes go in red, white and blue. This is the system used by Resort Condominiums International (RCI), although II (Interval International uses a somewhat different system of red, yellow and green, which works for all purposes and purposes in the same way.
Red weeks are often referred to as the “peak season” due to the high demand in these weeks. This is usually associated with the best weather and summer holidays – so two and three bedroom properties during red weeks are like gold dust in top resorts like Anfi Beach, Gran Canaria or Sheraton Pine Cliffs Portugal. White (or Interval International’s yellow weeks) are thought to be “mid season” and blue weeks, or green is low season.
Describing them as seasons is a bit confusing, rather than working like spring, summer, etc., timeshare timeshare times can vary depending on the club and developer who owns timeshare. For sites most in demand after continuous high demand, this can vary more. Gran Canaria is a red or high “season” due to the climate of the region and its popularity throughout the year. Public holidays give great weight to the type of week, in US resorts Independence Day or New Year’s Day in Scotland dictating the high season.
Timeshares used by RCI and Interval International are not the only systems to use though, some developers choose to use their own seasonal ratings. A prime example of this is the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort, where peak season weeks are called Platinum Time within the resort and Red Weeks with II.
Fixed and floating weeks are also subject to the timeshare seasons. The fixed time subscription for the red week is a specific date within the height of the resort season, but a floating white week can be any week available in the middle of the season. Fixed weeks (sometimes known as units) ensure not only the same time as your timeshare, but also the timeshare location within the resort. For timeshare owners who want a great view of the sea, buying a fixed unit is definitely the best choice.
If you are going to sell time or are looking forward to it in the future, the season (red, white or blue) is the most important for the selling price (in addition to the resort’s location, number of beds, etc.). Likewise for those who are considering trading or sharing timeshare through RCI or another company, the timeshare season is of real importance in “trading capacity”, that is, what you can trade for.
The different ways of signaling timeshare times often point to the demand for any other factor, and it is the best idea of the price. Focusing on history is not so important because there is no universal standard among destinations. If you are about to buy timeshare in a specific club at a specific time of the year, this makes life easier if you select the week type first. In this way “two beds on my nose” would mean much more.