So we did our
research on this membership and really did not find anything bad. Seems
like the most common theme we were finding was for $7,995 up front and
a small annual fee you will get access to the registry of resorts or
The Vacation Smart International website is very clean and pleasing to
the eye. Our only concern was not being able to see a secure order page
on our own right on the website. The only way to make a move here (I
guess) is through making a phone call, which we did.
Seems a little strange for a company that claims to allow you to
organize your own trips without the need for a travel agent to not even
have an order button or "Join Now" or something on their own sales
site. No big deal whatsoever, many people hate having to do everything
on a website and would prefer to deal only with a live person. I'm kind
of a "techy"
person myself and feel that the whole purpose of having a website is to
in some cases take care of the sale for you.
Back to the information... We found that for $8,000 you get access to 4
weeks of vacation per year, along with a small annual fee of about $200
the membership cost breakdown that we were able to discover:
Allowed Per Year:
Guys, there are better deals out there. I do like the access to booking
cruises as claimed through Vacation Smart International but seems like
cruises are a dime a dozen these days. My in-laws just cruised for 7
days, including food (they don't drink) for around $1,700 and they
didn't even really shop it.
Nothing bad to report on Vacation Smart. They seem to be a reputable
company and therefore as always, we say be careful and make smart
educated decisions based on good research before plucking down your
hard earned cash. Good luck in your search!