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Destination clubs, residence funds and luxury travel clubs provide their members with access to multiple luxury vacation homes, located all over the world. The homes are typically multi-million dollar residences, and are sited in major cities, at beaches, in mountains and leisure locations.

Membership of the clubs is an alternative to buying a second home. The clubs are sometimes also compared to, or even mixed up with, private residence clubs, but there are several key differences between the two.

If you're just starting out learning about the clubs and funds read the overview and the glossary. Then you can start to compare them in the comparison table. One way to financially compare them is using a cost per night calculation and we've provided downloadable spreadsheets for these calculations. Here are the top reasons to join a club, but they are not for everybody and here are the reasons not to join.

And for a real in-depth look at the clubs, their homes and services, comparisons to alternatives and questions to consider before joining, download our Guide for Prospective Members.

The map shows some of the main destinations where the clubs have homes. Click on the markers to see the actual homes.

The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.

Founder and CEO of LUSSO, Steve Greer, was kind enough to share his personal journey and insight into the destination club industry as a whole and LUSSO in particular, in this exclusive interview.

For folks who are interested in previewing the destination club experience, without committing to the full membership plans, Ultimate Resort now offers a way to try out the club.

In an article headlined "A Second Act for Destination Clubs", the Times gave a good review of destination clubs.

New to the world of Destination Clubs? Maybe you just heard about them and want a quick and easy way to get going, and boost your knowledge on these luxury vacation options? The following articles will get you up to speed in no time. Soon you will be the one explaining this ever-growing luxury trend to your friends and family.

As of March 1st, the luxury vacation club Distinctive Holiday Homes has changed its membership plans and lowered the annual dues while increasing the initial membership fee on most plans.

Ultimate Resort has just acquired another destination club, Ventures Equity. The acquisition adds 6 new homes, with an average value of about $3m each, to Ultimates highest level "Elite" club.

In the current financial climate we wanted to see what sort of financial packages each of the different destination clubs were offering to help members with their joining fees. We asked each of the clubs about the packages that they offer.

Quintess is building on its partnership with The Leading Hotels of the World to provide a variety of unique travel opportunities called Q Leading Experiences.

It seems that many of the destination clubs are out competing each other to offer joining incentives at the moment.

If you are age 50 or up and looking for a destination club geared specifically to your demographic, Golden Years Holidays Club (GYH), a UK public company, might be worth checking out.

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