Powered by Points – How one Classic Family Have Saved by Switching to Points

Powered by Points – How one Classic Family Have Saved by Switching to Points

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Graham and Marie are Classic Holidays members from Reefton on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

They joined Classic Holidays in 1998 when they purchased an original week at Beach House Seaside Resort. Later adding an additional week at the Resort, they would purchase two more Bonus Weeks and enjoy a month-long break in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

Like many in the Classic Holidays family, it is their Home Resort where they have made lifelong friends – a group of now 14 members who meet for their annual month-long holiday at Beach House every August.

“It’s the only way I can get him away to relax and stop working!” says Marie, of her husband who is still active in the workforce at 78 years of age as a train driver.

Having booked their weeks the same way every year for 16 years, it was two years ago that the Points system was presented to Graham and Marie, and they made the decision to switch over to a Points Membership, along with several other owners in their group. It is a decision they have never regretted.

With their new membership, Graham and Marie save $800 to $1,000 per year on their holidays, including their annual maintenance fees. Their Club Points allow them to still enjoy their month at Beach House on the Gold Coast, and have even provided better flexibility to book airfares, cruises and bus tours. “You have so much flexibility with Points,” said Graham.

Having caught the travel bug earlier in life when they first took their young family over to America, the family enjoyed several international trips including to Europe and England to visit family, as well as exploring the Hawaiian Islands.

Still active in the train industry, trains are an enormous part of Graham’s life, and he recently took the trip of a lifetime with the help of Classic Travel consultant, Max, and his Club Points to travel to Denver, Colorado; Cheyenne, Wyoming (home of the Big Boy steam locomotive) and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the USA. Read more about Graham’s trip of a lifetime here!

The Big Boy – Graham with Ed Dickens, The Cheyenne Steam Shop.

“I had a magnificent time. I’d have no hesitation going back to Classic to do it all again,” said Graham. And he intends to. “I’ll be looking at going back to the US in 2018/19 when they get the Big Boy on the road.” Something Graham certainly doesn’t want to miss.

Until then, however, they simply love coming to Beach House to reunite with their great group of friends and fellow owners. They all get together to enjoy a drink at the Resort bar, and have even been rumoured to have started their own Karaoke night!

”We love the place,” said Graham. “We know all the staff here – and as soon as we get here, we get our confirmation and book in for the same time next year.”


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