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Old 11th June 2014, 12:31 PM
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I must add..one of the many things that make this group so bloody pathetic is the fact that they have staff groome all of these sites putting up excessively positive comments about them just so the general public become "confused". Just contact any random member and ask them directly. They are a complete sham. I dont care if anyone listens...I have been screwed and my only motivation is to warn other nice people so these *******s do sink their fangs into anyone else
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Old 11th June 2014, 12:38 PM
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I love this club, I do as I was told by my consultant when joining, I book my free night in advance, I only have one free night, I can cancel 24 hours before if I can't attend and I can rebook. The 50% off dining is excellent! Honestly where can you go to have a beautiful meal for 2(2 courses) for $52 with scallops, lamb etc??? The prices are usually great, I have actually checked my A plus prices against, QF, Agoda, Whatif and others and they are very competitive and mostly cheaper, not always though, but I reckon it would be hard to know what other people are charging....yes sometimes I don't get my free night if it is busy periods, but usually I have not had a problem, you just need to book in advance! I check specials each Friday, excellent rates! I have never been told I can have two free nights??? Would be nice though if that was the case! You have a cooling off period which you are legally entitiled to I think(check this) but I think it is 2 weeks...I highly recommend this membership and if used wisely it is excellent value for money!
Sorry...not so. I book early..told..nothing availab0le. I booked 14 months in advance...told nothing available. You need to understand how this sham works. Hotels state they will offer X number of rooms per year to "time share" people.. Of course all of this is in the worst possible season. Even if it is in the bad season and the hotel has stricken up a deal with "some other" of the many similar organisations around the world, they in effect will not have anything available...no matter when you book.. So the massive books of places around the world is just a farce. Truth is, if you booked direct with these hotels, you would get better treatment and get it cheaper than the bloody $1000 a year "maintenance fees" *******S
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Old 16th June 2014, 03:18 PM
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Hi Daren, I'm sorry you've had the experience you've had with your APVC subscription, but perhaps you're a little confused here.

Accor Vacation Club (APVC) is totally a totally different product to Advantage Plus.

APVC is a time share, it carries a large capital outlay initially and ongoing maintenance levies. Depending on your level, and there are several, you have a number of points to use in a 12 month period, and unused points carry over into following years, also depending on your level there are different allocations and different restrictions. This is all outlined in a rather lengthy contract, which I would advise anyone to read very carefully before agreeing to.

Advantage Plus is a simple annual membership, there is no capital outlay or maintenance levies, just a simple membership fee; Advantage Plus has no ongoing commitment, but of course may be renewed at the end of the membership year.

The two programs are not at all similar, in any way.

Advantage plus members enjoy unlimited discounts on all accommodation with Accor throughout the Asia Pacific region; a guaranteed minimum 10% in fact that is not subject to any restrictions what so ever (no allocation, no block-outs, no room type restrictions) as well as exclusive access to specials that can save upto 50% off lowest public rates. APVC members have a set number of points that can only be used in select properties, and these points are subject to allocation restrictions, block-outs, and room type restrictions according to your level.

Advantage Plus members enjoy a dining benefit in all participating restaurants, 25% for solo dining, and where the member dines with one or more others they effectively they dine for free (2 at 50% off, 3 a third, and so on), and this is enjoyed right through the year excepting only a handful of special menu days. APCV members do not enjoy any dinning benefit.

Advantage Plus members enjoy a complimentary nights accommodation in a standard room of any participating Accor property in the Asia Pacific, this complimentary night can be used at any time of the year but is heavily subject to an allocation restriction so booking early is advised, though the complimentary night is fully flexible so if you have booked in advance and something comes up it isn't a problem for this to be cancelled and rebooked for a later date. APVC members technically do not receive a complimentary night, however they do simply use points to "pay" for their accommodation.

I hope this helps you to understand the differences in the two programs. I'm sorry that you have had so much trouble with your APVC membership, but APVC isn't Advantage Plus.

Further, I would like to add that Accor has at no point "groomed" me nor asked me to make this comment or any other that i have made previously (Accor in fact discourages employees from commenting on such forums), I do so because I am not only a consultant for Advantage Plus but also happily a long term member. My only motivation for commenting is to help people who have had problems to enjoy the membership in the same way that I and my family have done for many years. The Advantage Plus membership is one that I have been a part of for a very long time and one that I am very proud to continue to be a part of.

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