The Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) is a "Space
Available" program that offers Department of Defense
affiliated personnel the opportunity to take affordable condominium
vacations at resorts around the world for only $249
per unit per week. The AFVC makes this possible by utilizing
"excess" inventory at condominium timeshare resorts.
"Excess" inventory consists of condominium units
that resort owners do not use, which generally means off-season
or short-notice travel. If you enjoy off-season activities
in popular locations without the hassle of high-season prices,
crowds and lines or if you can travel on 10 days notice or
less, the AFVC offers an incredible vacation value.
To determine the appeal and demand for off-season vacation
travel, the AFVC
began as a limited test in the Military District - Washington
area - in January 1999. Eligibility was restricted to military
ID card holders, only a handful of installations participated
and there were just a few resorts available, all within driving
distance. The program proved so popular, that it was rolled
out to all CONUS on 1 August 1999 and introduced to Europe
on 1 November 1999. On 1 January 2000, the AFVC
went global and extended eligibility to anyone (over the age
of 21) affiliated with the DoD; all seven Uniformed Services,
active duty or retired (medical or regular), reserves, and
National Guard (see Policies and Procedures for full eligibility
Our 7-night condominium vacations are extremely popular.
The majority of availability is generally in the US, Mexico,
South America, and Europe. Availability varies, but frequently
covers two dozen or more countries. Condominium units typically
include a full kitchen, stocked with everything from a refrigerator
and stove to coffee pot and soap for the dishwasher. Many
include washers and dryers. Most resorts provide amenities
you aren't likely to get with a hotel room. Guests have access
to on-site recreational facilities, swimming pools, fitness
centers, game rooms, gift shops, restaurants and organized
activities. Golf and skiing are available on-site at some
resorts or nearby. Add area attractions and you have an exceptional
vacation for far less than you would normally expect to pay.
While condominium units are at timeshare resorts,
there is NO requirement to attend a timeshare presentation.
Some resorts are already sold-out and do not have active sales
centers on-site. If the resort is still in sales, at some
time during your stay, you will probably be given an opportunity
to attend a presentation in exchange for a premium or gift
(free dinner, theater/show tickets, amusement/theme park tickets,
etc.). DON'T PANIC. Everyone at these resorts, even owners,
are given this same opportunity. If you like the incentive
gift and want to attend the presentation, you are welcome
to do so. Do not feel that you have to; you are under no obligation;
just say, "No, thanks."
The current 7-day, Space-A, condo
rental offer is a great value, but you may like other
vacation choices and support as well. What if you can't travel
off-season or on short notice? To help meet this need, we
also offer a separate travel
club that provides 24 hour service for discounted airline,
rental cars, and hotel reservation services, as well as discounted
cruise and tour packages. Imagine booking airline tickets,
rental car, and hotel reservations and getting a 5% cash rebate
after you get back from your trip. Would you like to take
a discounted cruise and get a 5% cash rebate when you return
home? Check out the Club Opportunities section for full details
on this and other exciting opportunities available to you.
In addition, rental units at high demand areas during
peak-season are available at specially negotiated rates. Click
here for more details.