The idea for VIP Vacay started at a travel industry convention almost 5 years ago.
During the convention, we met with several resorts to discuss how we could partially offset operating cost by renting out unused timeshare weeks on a daily basis to non-timeshare owners. Intriguingly, during these discussions, we discovered that hotels and resorts pay exorbitant commissions (up to 75%!) to large travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, etc. We wondered…how could we pass these wholesale rates on to the consumer?
Sadly, it was explained that these rates are only available business-to-business. They could not be advertised nor made available to the public. We racked our brain for a simple solution…and that’s how VIP Vacay was born.
We connected with more than 1,000,000 hotels and resorts around the world.
We gained access to their wholesale rates.
We built a website to search live inventory and book accommodations in real time.