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Destination 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 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.

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.

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


The Quintess Collection has recently announced an expanded series of handpicked tours and experiences under its new Quintess Beyond program. New members who join before the end of August can choose a complementary Quintess Beyond experience.

This free webinar, co-hosted by Nick Copley of SherpaReport, will cover the various options for shared luxury vacation residences. If you're looking into buying a vacation home this webinar will help you understand all the choices.

The Lotus Renault Grand Prix driver joined The Hideaways Club in February 2008. He's just recently invested in the management company for the club and has agreed to become an Ambassador for The Hideaways Club.

This new club, which just launched earlier this year, has introduced another equity membership option that will give members an average of 15 to 20 days of vacation a year.

In a note sent to members yesterday, Steve Case, Chairman and majority owner of Exclusive Resorts, announced the appointment of Philippe Bourguignon as the new CEO of Exclusive Resorts.

Destination club, Quintess launched its travel experiences program Quintess Beyond just a few months ago. The latest addition to these experiences is a yoga retreat in Los Cabos, Mexico later this year.

The Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, announced a new member promotion that builds on A&K’s award-winning reputation as a leader in luxury travel. Prospects who enroll as new members in the club by September 30, 2011, will receive an Abercrombie & Kent USA travel credit of up to $20,000. This credit can be used for A&K travel in more than 100 countries on all seven continents.

The American Affluence Research Center has been surveying wealthy households twice a year for the past decade. The latest survey shows increasing interest in private residence clubs and destination clubs.

This new partnership between these two private clubs provides reciprocal access to each of their members.

When it's time to get away and mean it, the Ritz-Carlton company has provided the perfect combination of location and amenities with its Destination Club on Maui at Kapalua Bay.