What is an Apple Vacations Group anyway?
The New Group Ease discounts will be effective for ALL promotional code requests made 4/28/17 onwards.
I was lucky enough to work in the Apple Vacations Group Department once upon a time. Groups are a fantastic way for family and friends to gather, so many life long memories to be made. Most of us do not realize what goes into the making of a group. While planning a group get together can be daunting. Each of our Camelot World Travel Consultants are experienced in group travel...which means the hardest thing you have to do is to find a date the entire group agrees on!!
With Apple Vacations there are two group options...a TRADITIONAL group and GROUP EASE. What's the difference you ask? A traditional group actually holds the space for you , securing the price quoted at the time of deposit. Your flights, transfers and resort of choice are all on hold. Either the group leader or each family or couple would place a deposit. It is genreally only $50 per person to reserve space on a group, Final payment is due 60 days prior to your departure. There are some dates that may require a hugher deposit and steeper cancelation penalties, usually holidays and Spring Break periods.
Group Ease is a great option if you do not want to be responsible for deposits, or gathering people for the exact dates. Still a lower deposit than a normal reservation, but with Group Ease you receive a discount via a promo code, You do need a minimum requirement to be met, whether it is number of nights or number of rooms booked (usually 10 rooms are the minimum for either group option). Your consultant will set this up for you and anyone who wants to tag along can ontact him or her to join your group. However...keep in mind, no space is being held for your group. So, until a deposit is received, the rooms and price are subject to availability and price increases.
Also with either group option, there are perks for you!! Many resorts offer comp rooms,if a certain nuber of rooms are met. Typically this number is 10, but the AM Resorts (Secrets, Dreams, Breathless, Now, Zoetry, etc.) currently offer up to 3 free rooms with just 6 rooms booked and free airfare for every 12 paid passengers. This equals a huge savings!! So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today at 815-633-2200 or email us to book your group today!!
What’s New With Group Ease?–
- Simplified pricing – One Savings Per Person for ALL package types
- Additional Savings for Participating Hotels!