Do customers have to take a timeshare presentation in order to take advantage of vacation certificates?
BookVIP has traveled over 1 million families to date and has contracts with the world leading hotel chains, and resorts to help them fill their otherwise empty rooms. We help fill empty rooms which the hotels, resorts turn into additional revenue from other areas of their property and future bookings. Hotels rarely experience full occupancy, yet they remain open, providing rooms and services at fixed costs. So when hotels give out their rooms by partnering with BookVIP, they might miss out on the room fee, but they already didn't have that in the first place, at least now they have the opportunity to gain a customer for their in-house restaurants, room service, their casinos, an extra day stay, future bookings, etc. The benefit of why our program works so well is the fact that it's a win win for everyone involved. You win because you gain more business from using our incentives. Your customers win because they received an awesome incentive gift from you. The resorts win because they gain additional revenue from other areas of their establishment that they otherwise would not have been able to get and they also have a new client that may book with them in the future. BookVIP will also offer additional upgrades and incentives that your client can choose to accept or not.
Yes, our digital certificates created will be assigned an expiration date 7 days out from the date it is activated. Please note that the expiration date shown on the digital certificates only pertains to the actual activation of the certificate. After your customers activate a vacation certificate, they will have at least 18 months to travel. To activate the guest simply needs to pay the daily taxes and fees that correspond to the certificate. They can activate by phone or online. Certificates can be replaced by your discretion.
No. The expiration date pertains to activation of the vacation certificate only. Once your customer activates by paying the taxes and fees of a vacation certificate they will then have at least 18 months to travel. Example for our US resorts the activation fee is $19.45 per night and our Mexico offers is $19.70 per night.
No. We do not do any other marketing to your certificate recipient. We respect our business partners and have no intention of spamming your clients with email. We will send up to 3 email reminders during the first 7 days prior to the certificate expiration to remind them to activate. If they do activate then they have become a customer of ours as well and we may need to have further communication with this customer concerning the reservation, or reminding them to book dates etc.
Your customer may activate a certificate over the phone or online by paying the resorts taxes and fees of $19.45 for our US resort options and $19.70 per night for our Mexico resort options. Once they activate within 7 days of receiving the digital certificate your customer will have 18 months to choose travel dates. To date we have redeemed tens of thousands of digital certificates and have a fantastic reputation that we are proud of!
Are there any other hidden fees or expenses/costs for my customer?
The recipient of this certificate will receive days and nights at a luxury hotel accommodation room rate free of charge, which retail is valued at up to $195 per night, in the US and up to $300 per night in Mexico, however recipient is responsible for all other expenses including but not limited to: airfare, transfers, food & beverages, gratuities, resort fees if applicable and any other personal or miscellaneous expenses.
Resort fees are common place in the travel industry. As a matter of fact, over 96% of tourists traveling to Orlando or Las Vegas now have to pay a resort fee when they check in at the resort. This is so common now that it’s just expected for any seasoned traveler.
When you award someone a vacation certificate, you are giving them a vacation that is valued at up to $585 for Orlando or Las Vegas and up to $1,500 in Mexico, depending on the time of year they travel. That’s an incredible value!
To offset the resort fees paid directly to the resort that we cannot control we are also going to include a free bonus of $150 BookVIP credit to be used towards an additional trip anytime in the future. This will be an extra bonus that all of your clients who redeem a complimentary vacation through us will receive after completing travel using certificate.
Resort fees for properties we use for FREE hotel stay certificates run from:
Las Vegas at the hotels we use run from $16.00 to $38.00 per night
Orlando Fl resort fees run from $5.00 to $12.00 per night depending on hotel and season.
Gatlinburg / Branson / Williamsburg run from zero to $12.00 depending on hotel and season.
Mexico hotels we use are from $10.00 to $14.00 per night
Resort fees cover items like: WiFi Internet Access Local Calls. Resort amenities,
Fitness centers,in-room safes, Beach Chairs, umbrellas, beach/pool towels, activities and more.
Can my customers travel with their children?
The short answer is YES. The US resorts options will include up to 4 people in the room regardless of age. For the Mexico offers they can travel with 2 adults and up to 2 children up to the ages of 12 or under. If traveling with extra adults or children upgrades may be available to accommodate depending on availability. Upgrades require the purchase of additional rooms or larger suites which may not always be available. Prices for additional children etc depend on room availability and seasonality so prices cannot be quoted until travel dates are selected. These promotional certificates are designed for couples or small families. More than 4 persons will be harder to accommodate with these promotions and in some cases not possible.
This certificate activation is FINAL & NON-REFUNDABLE unless your customer purchased Trip Guard. If Trip Guard insurance was purchased, your customer may cancel anytime up and until they have confirmed travel dates. If Trip Guard was declined, your customer will have a store credit to use their vacation dollars toward any hotel or resort of their choice within BookVip.com.
Once dates are confirmed with the certificate no changes will be allowed. Cancellations after dates are confirmed will result in forfeiture of the activation fees. (The inventory used for these rooms are not as flexible as booking at retail rack rates, once confirmed changes will not be allowed and cancellations or no shows will result in forfeiture of fees paid)
No the resorts we offer for the certificate will not be all inclusive. The recipient of this certificate is responsible for all expenses including but not limited to: airfare, transfers, food, gratuities, and any other miscellaneous expenses. This certificate cannot be combined with any other promotional vacation offer. We will however offer the certificate holder opportunities to upgrade to a different resort with an All Inclusive plans starting at only $199 and $299 per couple for the entire stay. This upgrade option will save the user nearly $1500 in value compared to anywhere else.