Exchange platform for timeshare/vacation property owners to access swaps


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fast facts

Lodging represents the highest expense an average family spends when they go on vacation. In some cases, it may go as high as 40% of the vacation budget. Zurfers takes away that expense through the well known property exchange, allowing families to use their now bigger budget on things that are really important when is time to go on vacation. 

Zurfers is a revolutionary online exchange platform that quickly and easily allows owners of timeshare, residences and/or vacations properties to swap accommodations anywhere in the world for just $81 per booking – with no membership fee.

Zurfers users accumulate points when other users enjoy their properties. These points, we call them Z Points, can then be used to unlock destinations at other Zurfers listed.

Before the inception of Zurfers, such cross-exchange to allow timeshare and residential property owners to exchange properties was not available. Zurfers brings the best aspects of the membership-focused timeshare industry,  and those of the listing-focused residential market together to create an innovative solution focused on delivering the best experience to its users.


The problem with both of these approaches to vacation property ownership is that they’re pretty much locked into their own environment. 

For vacation owners to travel to different destination, they have to use a vacation exchange operator, that requires an annual memberships , plus the cost of the exchange whenever they’re traveling.

These vacation exchange operators have been in the business for quite sometime, and have not adapted to the requirements of users looking for convenience, speed, options, and lower costs.

They are owned by major resort developers, creating a major conflict of interest to resort developers worldwide.


Zurfers was built from the ground up as a developer-independent platform where anyone who owns vacation property can entertain offers to exchange time with other owners, online, with none of the expensive, time consuming, capricious and arbitrary legacy rules.

Zurfers leverages a robust point system allowing users to exchange in a non-reciprocal (instead of direct swap) fashion, so they can add points that can be used a later time to travel to a different destination.

The upshot of this, for vacation owners and second home owners alike, is a global, fluid market of alternate vacation options, from all resort developers and private owners alike, where your fractional ownership in one place can be leveraged to deliver a world of options.

Owners can take advantage of their existing equity in properties anywhere on the planet to access our network, find the ideal place to spend their next vacation, and negotiate the appropriate exchange or series of exchanges in mere minutes, from the comfort of home. 

key features for
vacation property owners

Zurfers was built to provide powerful assistance to vacation property owners worldwide.

  • Can leverage their equity to travel where and when they desire.
  • Are free to search and book swaps when and where they want, using convenient online portal.
  • Escape the sometimes harsh restrictions on in-band swaps organized by their own developer.


  • No need to be part of an exclusive club that adds cost in membership and limits options.
  • Online, real-time, integrated peer 2 peer solution. Call centers with all their inconveniences are not longer required to exchange properties.

zurfers’ traction &

Development of our public-facing web site is now complete, and ready to go to market.

Our solution has been workshopped extensively with focus groups, who have responded quite positively and recognize the need for our style of swap brokerage

Sunset, a developer with resorts in Cancun with more than 50 thousand vacation owners, has already signed up offering inventory available now.


Lake Plaza, a developer with resorts in Margarita Island and Merida, with more than 20 thousand vacation owners, has already signed up offering inventory available now.

Our team has developed accounts for our brand on sites across the social media spectrum, with a coordinated marketing push designed to roll out in May 2019, alongside our already-developed press kit.

the zurfers

Domenico D'Alfonso Shapiro is our CEO and primary co-founder. Mr. Shapiro is an industry recognized leader who brings 28 years of comprehensive hotel and timeshare industry experience to lead the Zurfers team. 

Wilmer Castro, our COO and co-founder, is responsible for the business operation and executive activities. A Nuclear Engineer with Master in Computer Science, he brings over 20 years of experience, most of them in the corporate world with Unisys Corporation, in information services, and business management / development. 

Jorge Falcon, our CTO and co-founder, is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's technology platform. A Computer Engineer with advanced studies in Artificial Intelligence, he brings over 16 years experience in the hospitality and finance industries, involved in key areas such as: payments, security, and mobility. 

Enrique Garcia, also a co-founder, is our Insurance Advisor. Responsible for our insurance strategy, he is an agronomy engineer and president of an insurance broker in Venezuela. He brings us 25 years’ experience in the insurance business.  

Pedro Obregon is our Lead Financial Advisor overseeing all financial analysis and controlling. He brings us experience in M&A advisory, private equity, hedge funds, debt restructuring and project finance.

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