This article is going to be radically honest here and expose some realities we keep telling our friends and families about. You deserve to know.
Why are we revealing these truths?
- You deserve to know
- The world will be a better place
- Saving you time and money while having the time of your life is what we do at All Inclusive Vacations
Who needs to read this:
- Anybody who is going on a vacation or traveling for pleasure
- Families and newlyweds looking for a destination wedding or all inclusive vacation
- Frugal and money-conscious travelers who care about getting the optimal price and experience.
- Anyone who cares about saving money and traveling without headaches
Ok, if you’ve made it this far then you’re ready to here what we believe everyone deserves to know: THE TRUTH about booking vacation packages and flights with these huge discount travel sites (the Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity conglomerate corporations out there).
So without further ado, here are the 3 important things you should know:
1. Watch out for their hidden fees
Book a package with any of these sites and you’ll be surprised at the strange new fees tacked on right before check out. These sites will often advertise a reduced price to attract visitors, but often times they will exclude tax or transfer fees. These additional costs can sometimes spike the price up to 50% — how does that sound to you? Personally, we’re not that into surprises when it comes to dollars.
Solution: Make sure you know what the FINAL price is before committing to any package. Do yourself a favor and call a travel expert (call us) and make sure you’re actually getting a good deal.
2. They promote undesirable rooms during slow seasons
The big discount travel sites love to promote specials and discounts at bargain prices but don’t forget the old American saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” The truth is these special priced discounts are often for bad weather seasons or the rooms nobody else wants! So why the heck would you want ‘em?
Solution: Find out exactly what you’re getting by double-checking the rooms available and how your package compares to the rest. Do some research and find out how the weather will be where you’re going.
3. Poor customer support leaves you hanging
Luckily the big conglomerates have cleaned up their act a bit in the last few years (mostly due to terribly high complaints by customers) but their support still remains below average. Their customer support is typically outsourced to another country and you will often find it difficult to get your questions answered in a timely manner. Your time is precious to you, but not to them unfortunately. Maybe you’re thinking, “It’s just business baby” — but we don’t think that’s a worthy excuse. Life is precious, time is precious, and it’s simply unexcusable to waste your time waiting for someone to half-answer your questions.
Solution: We wish this was an easy one to solve, unfortunately you don’t have too many good options for avoiding this if you deal with one of the big discount travel sites. Our best advice is to find a travel expert who can match or beat their prices (like AllInclusiveVacations.com).
Don’t worry, there is hope. Here is the ideal situation:
As a traveler, I want the best price. That is very important to me.
Local travel professionals and tour operators offer prices 15-35% cheaper than the large “discount” travel sites. (As a side note: We even offer a price match guarantee so you have the peace of mind knowing you’ll never find a better price)
As a traveler, I don’t want to get stuck in a crappy room or be at a resort during hurricane season. I came here to have a good time!
Talk to us or any travel expert to make sure you get the best recommendation. When you work with someone who actually cares about you, and they have their reputation on the line, you’re probably going to get your answers.
As a traveler, I want support and help. You’re here to serve my needs!
Exactly! It’s hard to get your voice heard by large companies — if you can find the best recommended package at the best price, why would you go elsewhere?
About All Inclusive Vacations
We are resort experts who recommend and sell all inclusive vacation packages, specializing in Mexico and the Caribbean. Our goal is to provide world-class customer service with unbeatable prices. Our confidence is backed by 20+ years of experience. Don’t take our word for it, give us a call today and find out for yourself.
Call today 888-667-5929