Children see magic because they look for it
- Sep 26, 2009
Raising or lowering points at one room category within a single resort must be met with an equal overall change at other villas within the same resort. But the points still need to balance. You cannot lower points at, let’s say AUL GVs, and offset it by raising points at BWV std. view villas.**A point deduction incentive to book the under-utilized rooms, those that are consistently the last room options left to choose from after the rest are booked:
1,2 & 3BR villas at Aulani & HH ?
OKW 1BR, SSR, or AKL Savannah view
and/or any specific rooms that are usually the leftovers
**A point increase premium for high demand rooms that are consistently the first to be booked at the 7 month mark:
AKL – Concierge and Value rooms
OKW – Grand Villas (near Hospitality House)
BWV – Grand Villas and Standard view rooms
BLT – Standard view rooms
GFV – Studios
Personally, I see no need to change the point requirements for some villas just so that more of them are available at 7 months to non-owners. And I don’t think that DVC sees it that way, either. VGF studios aren’t gone at the 7-month mark because they are some kind of bargain price. They’re gone because there are only 47 of them and they get booked by VGF owners.
In the end, the only thing that matters to DVC is not whether an SSR owner is successful booking a BLT standard studio at 7 months. It’s whether the opportunity to do so exists at all, so that they can use it as a selling point. No owner is promised that they can book at a non-home resort. They aren’t even promised that they will be able to book exactly what they want at their home resort. DVC only promises the chance to be able to do it.