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Timeshare, timeshare, timeshare. almost all hotels have a timeshare trap. "Just do our one hour ORIENTATION to the hotel" is what they tell you and it's a timeshare trap with high pressure sales tactics. Luckily, the Omni doesn't have that problem.
Unique Suggestions: If you get sucked into a timeshare trap (usually solicited from a street vendor working that hotel's property) take full advantage by getting the free drinks, t-shirts, etc. Just tell them that you are in the process of purchasing a new home and until the approval is through you can't make any other financial decisions.
Fun Alternatives: Just say "NO"!
When you get through customs at the Airport beware. People are there giving you advise about where to go waht to see etc. Then they ask you for about $40.00 to go to the Moon Palace hotel for breakfast and to look round the hotel. although we paid our money we did not go. This could have been legitimate, but we lost our money anyway.
Unique Suggestions: Do not give them any money, in fact ignore them and go straight through arrivals to your tranport to your Hotel.
- Luxury Travel
timeshare hounds can be found at the airport or in your hotel lobby. they basically offer you discounts or free tours/meals in exchange for a couple of hours of your time. they can be quite persistent and even disguise themselves by pretending to help you with your luggage or asking you if you need help. dont be fooled by this..just keep going and pretend like you're in a hurry. it works :-)
Unique Suggestions: i suppose it wouldnt be too bad to avail of those discounts if you happen to get yourself into one of those seminars.
- Arts and Culture
Kept the slabs
Upon arrival they offered to each one of us a slab with traditional motifs, with the only obligation to spend some minutes in a "information meeting". We had an unexpected dose of time sharing promotion, with all the common show, of periodical clapping hands, proving that we were the only "silly people resisting to the offered marvels".
We did resist, and after not more than one hour, we left, with four slabs that fit very well in a small wall of my garden. I don't know if they keep on selling time sharing, but, if the rhythm of the clapping hands was half true, they had time to sell 50 hotels since then.
Please be very careful at the airport. They are very friendly and want to help but their intention is to get you to a time share
Don't take any deals for excursions.
Unique Suggestions: I guess if you are interested in a time share and have the time or want to spend the time looking
I'd just make sure its a place your familiar with.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Yes, they are time share, no matter what they call
Ater arriving in Can Cun Airport we were greeted by a friendly travel agent and asked what we would like to do while visiting....he then suggusted , for a set price which seemed very affordable,a brochure that met our needs for the mere price of $75 CASH. (that should have been a warning signal!) but we were not to tell our Hotel as they get "competetive"....the clincher as we found out, ....yes you have a free breakfest....but for over 2 1/2 hours listening to nothing but TIME SHARING garbage!! Remember...nothing is free!!
Unique Suggestions: Politetly decline and keep walking!!!!!Go straight tou your transportation that is to take you to your Hotel....get nasty if you have to!!!they can be persistent!!!!!
- Family Travel
- Luxury Travel
Cancun Airport Timeshares
These people look official with photo ID at Cancun airport and trick you into coming with them as if they are transportation to your hotel. My elderly parents were confused and went to the time share meeting and had the free breakfast. They were hassling my parents and my foreign born mentally disabled (psychiatric/dementia) told the man she didn't understand and wanted to go, as they were low in money and only in Cancun for 3 days. The man started saying she lying and he knew she understood he was selling timeshares. My mom had just recently got out of the hospital in the USA for suffering psychosis. My father finally got them to bring them back to the hotel but the man forced them to pay $10 each for the free breakfast (and transportation $ whatever that was) and was very rude and yelling at them. THIS SHOULD BE BANNED! THESE PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED AT THE AIRPORT OR HOTEL LOBBY. PRICES ARE RAISED HIGH ANYWAYS FOR TOURISTS WHILE THE REST OF MEXICANS LIVING IN CANCUN LOOKED HORRIBLY POOR!
Unique Suggestions: Don't eat their free food and tell them leave you alone and take you back.
Fun Alternatives: Try to arrange with the hotel legit transportation and get details of driver, etc. These people were tricky and had sign for the hotel so we thought it was legit transportation to hotel. Protest to Mexican Government ban this scamming of tourists! Really sad we can't get it right in the world by now!
Anyway, we went there and try...
Anyway, we went there and try to enjoy. Here is my gorgeous sister (hehehe) in a 'promotional shot'.
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