Is anybody else as upset as I am about so many RCI resorts charging such high A/I fees on top of the purchase of timeshare, annual maintenance fees, RCI membership and exchange fees??
I can't understand why anyone would want to pay this much money, when it's possible to buy an A/I package, including air fare, for far less money?
These fees seem mainly to apply to Mexico and the Caribbean; the very places we want to visit. It has basically locked us out of about 98% of the resorts we'd like to visit, which is ludicrous. There's no way we could ever manage to spend over $100 per person per day - we'd have to eat and drink non-stop all day!! It's particularly ridiculous when trying to book a last-call or extra vacation: a unit for approx $300 per week, suddenly becomes, on average, $1700 per week - not exactly a last minute bargain!!
I have written to RCI on numerous occasions regarding this matter and have basically been told that it's just the way it is and too bad!!! If the resorts want to charge mandatory all-inclusive fees and people want to pay that (and not have the wonderful experience of eating out at local restaurants and cafes) that's fine, but for RCI Members, I think it should be optional not mandatory.
I would like to know what other timeshare owners think.