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Travel Deals That Aren’t: Timeshares & More

Travel Deals

May 6, 2019 – by Primo Management Group

Travel Deals

Travel deals that sound too good to be true usually are!

It’s easy to fall for travel deals promising peak experiences for bargain prices. But not all travel deals deliver on their promises. Here are some to watch out for.

Free Gifts for Attending Sales Presentations

Timeshare sales reps rely heavily on sales presentations. And to get consumers in the door, they often offer free gifts or even free vacations as incentives. But even when the incentives are tempting, it pays to think twice before attending a timeshare sales presentation. First, the presentation usually happens while you are on vacation. So you’re trading precious vacation time to sit through this presentation. And you’re putting yourself into a high-pressure sales situation. There are countless stories of people who ended up buying a timeshare they didn’t need or couldn’t afford on impulse. Don’t let that happen to you. The free gift just isn’t worth it. Skip the presentation and relax by the beach instead.

Vacation Clubs

Vacation clubs are a type of vacation ownership that gives members access to various networks of hotels, resorts and more. Typically, members pay an initial fee to buy in and then pay ongoing fees for the right to make reservations at any of the locations within the network. Unfortunately, membership doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to find a good deal or that the deals you find are any cheaper than what you could find if you weren’t a member. In addition, many members find the reservation process to be confusing and full of hidden fees. When all is said and done, vacation club membership often doesn’t pay off. Luckily, you can find countless vacation deals out there without joining any clubs or paying extra fees.

All-Inclusive Vacations

All-Inclusive vacations are just what they sound like: vacations where everything except airfare is covered by one fee. So your hotel or suite is paid for, and so are drinks and food within the resort. Some all-inclusive vacations also include extras like equipment rental, golf course access, or other activities. It really does sound like a good deal, and it can be for some travelers. However, these vacations only cover what happens in the resort. So you’ll be paying extra for site seeing. And if you’re not happy with the restaurants onsite, you’ll have to pay extra to go out. Plus, if you’re a light eater and you don’t drink, you’ll be paying more than you would if you paid a la carte. And although some vacations do include those extras we mentioned above, many do not. Those exclusions are typically in the fine print, so make sure those spa treatments you’re looking forward to won’t cost you out of pocket.


Many people who buy timeshares think they’re getting great travel deals. But in reality, many timeshares don’t pay off for years, if they do at all. A timeshare is a form of vacation ownership where the owner has the right to use a property for a set interval every year. Some timeshares give you the rights to a specific unit while others give you points that you can redeem for your vacation. However, in addition to the high purchase price, you’ll also be contractually obligated to pay annual maintenance fees. And you may end up paying special assessments or other hidden fees over time. Consumer Reports estimates that it takes 13 years for a timeshare to turn into a good deal. And that’s assuming you’re able to get value from your timeshare. Many owners find themselves unable to use their timeshares, so they are effectively paying for nothing. And the long-term binding contracts make it hard to get out.

Escaping Travel Deals

If you fell for one of the many timeshare “travel deals” out there, we can help you escape. We help timeshare owners get out of their unwanted timeshares. And our clients usually find that timeshare deals are the kind of deals they can do without. Contact us today to see how we can help you get out.

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How does PMG get me out of my timeshare contract?

PMG is not a resale, transfer, or donation company. We are consumer advocates—we help to negotiate the release of your timeshare contract obligation. We do not buy, sell, or rent your timeshare. Simply put, we help you to get out of your timeshare contract forever.

How long does the process usually take?

Usually less than 12 months, but it all depends on your situation. Let us help you. Speak to your advisor about the time, and what delays the resorts have put into place to prevent timeshare owners from departing their ownership. If you have a mortgage or past due maintenance fee, the process takes more time.

How much is my timeshare worth?

This is probably going to hurt, but whether you paid $5,000 or $50,000 for your timeshare, the IRS values all timeshares as worthless investments. In addition, that timeshare would have negative value due to the annual maintenance fee bill which compounds year after year. That is until PMG helps you cancel your timeshare.

Can I use your service if I still have a balance owed on my mortgage?

Yes. Whether you bought your timeshare 20 days ago or 20 years ago, PMG has a solution for you and is here to help.

Will my name be off the timeshare?

Yes! Permanently! GUARANTEED!

In addition to getting me out of my timeshare, can you recover the money I’ve already spent on mortgage payments and maintenance fees?

While we are able to recover money in rare cases, beware of any timeshare cancellation company that entices you with the promise of fund recovery. The truth is, the resorts are loath to give back the money they’ve already taken for timeshares.

Are your consumer advocates really “consumer advocates”, or is that just a fancy word for salesperson?

Because most of our clients have had their trust betrayed by timeshare salespeople, we understand how some consumers can become a bit jaded. When you call us for a consultation, that’s exactly what you get, a consultation. At PMG, our job is not to sell you; our job is to help you get out of your timeshare. Which is why we have numerous 5-star reviews and an “A” (excellent) rating from the BCA.

Why should I choose PMG to get me out of my timeshare?

We go above and beyond for our customers by helping to protect you, and have the best success rate in the industry, rated 5-stars by clients. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry. When you contact our company, you speak to a live person, not an automated system or voicemail. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we can provide documented proof of our success in helping customers just like you.

What happens after I sign up with you? Will I be apprised of your progress?

At PMG, we pride ourselves on our hands-on, boutique-style customer service, so every new client will work with our expert, experienced team whose job is to keep you in the loop throughout the entire cancellation process. We are always just a phone call away.

How much is your fee?

Not all timeshare experiences are created equal. Some are more complicated than others, and every situation is different. That’s why our trained timeshare elimination consultants will ask you a series of questions designed to determine exactly what needs to be done to terminate your timeshare, how long it will take, and how they can best advocate for you. We will always seek the most cost-effective route for you.

What if I still have more questions?

Canceling a timeshare contract is not a cookie cutter process. With each situation being unique, once you complete the form below an experienced consumer advocate will call you today to discuss your options.