Pristine Agency Reviews the Top Spring Break Travel Complaints

During spring break and other peak vacation times, there are any number of unexpected accidents and problems that can occur. Knowing what to watch for can help spring break travelers avoid complaints later on.

Feb 24, 2016, 11:01 ET from Pristine Agency

HENDERSON, Nev., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Every traveler hopes for a trouble-free vacation. During the upcoming spring break travel season, consumer agencies and news and social media outlets will be flooded with complaints from disgruntled travelers, who may be complaining about anything from bad food to nonexistent resorts. Large numbers of travelers and last minute planning can and often do cause trouble for many less experienced vacationers in top destinations in the U.S. and beyond. In all these thousands of complaints, there are scenarios that arise more often than others. Pristine Agency reviews these complaints to help travelers become more informed.

False Advertising

The most common travel complaints stem from arriving at the destination and finding the accommodations bear little or no resemblance to the gorgeous images travelers spent hours poring over before the trip. This may be the result of the resort undergoing renovations before or during the stay, from deliberate misrepresentation on the part of the hotel, or from acts of outright fraud, where the property collects all fees in advance, most often by wire transfer, knowing that they cannot deliver on their promises.  Avoid false advertising by researching destinations carefully.

Bait and Switch

Another common complaint travelers should watch for involves being told the resort they reserved was "overbooked" and being sent to substandard accommodations. Another popular bait and switch technique includes car rental companies showing a picture of a 4-door car, but then when picking it up after the flight, handing the keys to the smallest 2-door car in their fleet. Travelers may avoid becoming a victim of bait and switch by knowing what to expect before arrival and knowing the refund policy.

All-Inclusive Resort Fine Print

All-inclusive resort travel is appealing for its simplicity and competitive pricing. While this can be a cost effective way to travel, complaints dealing with all-inclusive resorts happen. These complaints include limited access to restaurants and bars without additional fees or poor maintenance of hotel rooms and facilities. Vacationers looking to dine on beautiful meals describe cold, stale, poorly-prepared food being served to all-inclusive guests, pressuring them to purchase a meal upgrade. Travelers also report they have been misled by confusing terms used in describing packages. Before booking an all-inclusive, research carefully what is and is not included.

To avoid trouble when traveling this spring break, consult with an experienced professional before traveling.

Pristine Agency offers wholesale travel services, provides their clients with the resources to plan the getaway of their dreams and is dedicated to client satisfaction. Experience the world with Pristine Agency.


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