Company Overview

Located in Lake Forest, California, Trading Places International proudly offering resort management, timeshare exchange, condo vacation stays, reservation services, and traditional travel from its corporate office.

Trading Places:

  • Ranks third worldwide in independent vacation exchanges confirmed annually at hundreds of resorts
  • Manages owners associations and resorts in Hawaii, mainland US, and Mexico.
  • Markets rentals that contribute millions of dollars annually to resorts and vacation owners.
  • Operates one of the largest travel agencies based in Southern California.
  • Operates on-site Exchange & Travel satellite offices at resorts in California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Mission
Trading Places' mission is to provide outstanding value with unsurpassed personalized service, and establish lasting relationships while exceeding your expectations daily.

Philosophy
At Trading Places, customer service isn't just a friendly voice; its offering what our customers really want. Trading Places recognizes the outstanding performance of the vacation ownership industry, and has developed, for over 40 years, a collection of vacation products and services which vacation owners, developers, and resort associations consider truly valuable.

History
Trading Places International® opened its doors in 1973 as a full-service travel agency in Southern California. The company became involved with vacation ownership resorts in 1975 when it coordinated travel for developer "fly/buy" programs in Hawaii. Trading Places International's vacation exchange business was born with the company's creation of a successful exchange program for a resort in Mexico. The first Trading Places satellite office opened in Hawaii in 1985. In 1994, with the addition of two seasoned timeshare veterans, services were broadened to include resort management. 1997 saw the addition of a final timeshare business development expert, completing the circle of service and evidence of Trading Places International's commitment to its future in servicing in vacation ownership.

Services

Exchange
Trading Places notes that 80% of vacation owners want to exchange to 20% of vacation destinations. The company focuses its exchange services on these high-demand regions. TPI offers traditional fees for domestic and international resorts as well as a unique option of exchanging back to the vacationer's home resort, and for Trading Places Prime members, at a reduced exchange fee.

Full-Service Travel & Cruise Agency
Trading Places International has maintained a full-service travel agency onsite at the corporate California office since its inception. TPI’s travel agent offerings are enhanced with the experienced use of the Internet. The staff is professionally trained and uses top systems integrated with timeshare software to offer consumers true “one-call” service.

Condo & Villa Rentals
Trading Places International has been successful renting resort, hotel, and private villa accommodations for over 35 years. The company’s commitment to utilizing the powerful resources of the Internet and direct, online bookings complete the successful circle of reservations.

Professional Resort & Association Management
Trading Places International offers the full spectrum of services required in the operation of vacation ownership resorts. Look for custom-tailored, consumer-focused services customized to each resort's unique requirements.

Programs

Trading Places Prime
ProgramsAn optional membership club offering a world of exchange and travel benefits including real value travel coupons, discounts on exchange and upgrade fees, cruises, and condominium rentals, as well as preferred access to the Resorts to Ports® program.
More info about Trading Places Prime

Paradise Vacation Adventures, LLC
Those who vacation in Hawaii can set up their island activities whether it be by land, sea or air. Luaus, golf, snorkeling trips and helicopter rides are just the beginning of their Paradise Vacation Adventures.
Go to Paradise Vacation Adventures website

Resorts to Ports® Cruise Exchange...And More
Select Trading Places timeshare owners have the ability to exchange their timeshare week toward a cruise. Consumers work directly with TPI certified cruise counselors who offer the best choice for their needs. Cruises are offered with the lowest, unpublished rates.
More info about Resorts to Ports

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