If you can’t find the Exchange Holiday you’re looking for, opening an Ongoing Search means we search on your behalf, using your preferences. If another member deposits their home week and it matches your requirements, you’ll be the first to know! You can even choose to automatically confirm the Exchange Holiday when a match is found. An Ongoing Search also provides prioritised access to newly deposited weeks in the system and can even be set to automatically confirm a resort match once it is found, making the booking process even easier!
Opening an Ongoing Search is easy. Just sign into your account and search for your holiday. If you don’t find your preferred holiday option in the search results, click to ‘Start an Ongoing Search request’ as shown below:
Your Ongoing Search will automatically open with pre-populated criteria based on your initial search, with the option to modify your criteria.
• To change the deposited week you’re searching against, click on the ‘Select Deposit’ link . If you confirm a holiday against this deposit whilst your Ongoing Search is open, we will close your Ongoing Search when you come to the payment section. For a small fee, you can combine two or more of your deposits to increase your trading power.
• To select your preferred destination, click on the green ‘Region List’ button to choose more specific destinations by clicking on any of the regional lists. If you want to change your mind, you can ‘Clear Selection’ and re-select your choices. If applicable, select your ‘All-Inclusive’ preference. You can also search by specific resort ID and choose to ‘Auto Confirm’ any of the selected resorts, if your request is met.
• To add your check in date range,enter a specific date or a travel window (please note that your check-in date range must not exceed ten weeks (70 days).
• To select your accommodation preferences, search by number of guests, unit size and check-in day of the week.
To complete the Ongoing Search, you’ll need to pay the exchange fee, which is fully refundable if we don’t find you a suitable exchange or if you decide not to travel. Our RCI Platinum members can create an Ongoing Search for free and are charged the exchange fee if we find you a suitable resort.
We will send you email notifications to keep you updated on the status of your search.
Here are a few tips when setting up a search:
If searching on resort ID numbers only, consider adding a region. Or, if you searched just one region, consider adding another to increase your potential results. If you searched based on destinations only, consider adding a few resorts that provide the same type of holidays you are looking for, but are outside of the regions you have selected. For example, if you entered the Bahamas and Caribbean, consider adding a few resorts in the Florida Keys.
Are you searching for highly demanded dates like summer or school holidays? If you can, expand your travel dates to less highly demanded times.
Change Unit Size
How many people, including children, are traveling? Are you requesting a certain unit size because it matches what you own? Consider searching for accommodation that matches the number of people traveling.
Can I update or cancel an existing Ongoing Search?
Yes. Click on ‘ MY ACCOUNT’, and select 'Ongoing Searches'. From here you can view, modify or cancel your request.