Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Castries, St. Lucia

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Castries, St. Lucia

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is tropical Castries, St. Lucia. Keep reading for a summary of this lush vacation spot, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Castries lies on the north end of St. Lucia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. It’s […]

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From Pennsylvania to Playa Del Carmen, Don’t Miss Our June Featured Destinations

From Pennsylvania to Playa Del Carmen, Don’t Miss Our June Featured Destinations

As we look toward July, let’s reflect on the great travel values revealed in our June promotions. Not only do have two excellent, varied vacation choices for RTX members, we also have a rebate special open to all members. Keep reading for a wrap up of our fantastic June promotions. We’ve still got great Getaways […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Phoenix, Arizona

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Phoenix, Arizona

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is desert Phoenix, Arizona. Keep reading for a summary of this magical vacation spot, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Get recharged in the dry climate of the desert as you vacation in lovely Phoenix! Say hello to a […]

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RTX Special | Save on Discounted Park City, Utah Weeks

RTX Special | Save on Discounted Park City, Utah Weeks

Attention RTX members, if you’re looking to visit historical and beautiful Park City, Utah, we have a very enticing offer for you. Keep reading for details on how to get discounted stays at Park Plaza Resort, boutique accommodations located just minutes from everything in this western town. Starting today, we’ll have discounted Park Plaza Resort weeks […]

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Benefit Reminder | Xclusive Weeks Are Your Ticket to Last Minute Travel

Benefit Reminder | Xclusive Weeks Are Your Ticket to Last Minute Travel

Good afternoon, folks. We’ve received a lot of feedback on our Xclusive Weeks promotion. Many of you say you wait for the email every week to see where your next last minute trip will be. We’re thrilled to hear it, not only is there a thrill in going on vacation with Xclusive Weeks, there’s also […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Branson, Missouri

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Branson, Missouri

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is family-friendly Branson, Missouri. Keep reading for a summary of this mid-south vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last-minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Branson comes alive in the summer with fun warm weather activities and attractions. For all-ages fun with a historic twist, […]

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ARDA Reports Ninth Straight Year of Growth For U.S. Timeshare Industry

ARDA Reports Ninth Straight Year of Growth For U.S. Timeshare Industry

The U.S. timeshare industry witnessed its ninth consecutive year of growth in 2018, according to the State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study 2019 Edition, conducted by EY for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF). Sales volume increased by nearly seven percent to $10.2 billion and the average occupancy rate was consistent at 80.8 […]

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Our June Featured Destinations Are Polar Opposites

Our June Featured Destinations Are Polar Opposites

Plaid and cruise wear, oak trees and palm fronds, American lagers and fruity cocktail umbrella drinks. These opposites do share at least one thing in common- you can experience either of them if you choose one of our June featured destinations- two very different places that will scratch your need for relaxation, one way or […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Kissimmee, Florida

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Kissimmee, Florida

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is the orange state classic Kissimmee, Florida. Keep reading for a summary of this family vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last-minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. It’s no secret that much of Central Florida is a playground for families, with countless theme parks, attractions […]

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It’s Time to Take a Look at Our June Promotions

It’s Time to Take a Look at Our June Promotions

Wow! Summer is here, and along with it, prime traveling season. Are you as excited as we are? Keep reading to see a summary of our June promotions and featured destinations. We’ve still got great Getaways available through the end of 2019 to the Poconos, that beautiful mountain and forest region in Pennsylvania. Whatever the season, […]

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