Do you have to listen to the timeshare speech or no?

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  1. Chuck & India

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    We are going to TTR for our first time on Nov. 6th and have no interest in listening to a 5 hr speech/lunch (according to others) or being pressured about buying into some sort of a timeshare that they offer, especially when we are only there for 5 days so time is very, very valuable to us! I'm pretty sure, first timers want to experience the resort and the services they offer before they invest into a timeshare. Just sounds like good common seance to me. Didn't know if we were gonna get the cold shoulder if we didn't sit through it? Thanks for any info.
     
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    Did you book as a referral or just through a random travel site?

    If you just booked through a random site, then no you are not required to sit through it...although they will probably call it a tour so FYI. Just say no thank you firmly and you should be ok :) You may need to say it more then once.

    If you booked a members referral week then yes you should sit through the presentation unless you are willing to compensate the member for the loss of their referral week ($250US)

    You will not be shunned for not attending if you booked to a regular travel site.

    Nikki
     
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    I tell them we have no time, we're meeting friends at pool. Then we say sorry and keep walking.
     
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    Just say no! :) It's not required. Have fun.
     
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    AS a newbie this last time we checked in and before they would give us our room card they wanted us to go sit with a lady and discuss the premises and when she got into the premiere spill I just told t hem this was our first time to the property so no way I was even interested in hearing the spill until I at least knew if I like the property or not. She understood was very respectful and after going over the map and rules we got room key,, took all of 3-5 minutes.
     
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    That is not always correct. It is true if you booked direct with the hotel, through a travel agency or an online site. However, if you booked via a referral, you have a moral obligation to attend unless you are willing to pay $250 to the people who referred you. Unless of course those people told you they didn't care if you attended or not. Its not something anyone can enforce, it's just the "right" thing to do.
     
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    Yep this is basically all it comes down to, and what you have to do.

    It's easy to say NO, when you know what it is you are saying no to. Sometimes people are confused what they are getting you to sign up for when they do the "tour". But since you are already asking the question, your one step ahead of the game.
     
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    When you check in speak Klingon to each other , theres no way in hell they will even attempt to get you to go see the timeshare /membership / call it WTF you want spiel :):marshe:. Get your key and head to your room . Done .
     
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    Sometimes they don't use the word "tour", though. I remember a few times, after checking in at the front desk, the desk agent would refer us to another person (concierge?) at one of the desks. This person is supposed to tell you about the resort, the restaurants, the activities, the themes, etc. They would say "Oh we want to show you all the resort has to offer" - which, yeah, implies "tour" but it isn't always explicitly stated.

    By our 2nd visit to Temptation, we'd politely decline "meeting" with the concierge immediately after check-in. Often, they'd still try to hound us, day to day, as we passed by/passed through the lobby. It was one of the few negatives about Temptation for us.

    Hopefully they've eased up a bit.
     
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    Unless you are on a referral (and it's only right if someone gave you a referral), you are under NO OBLIGATION to talk to a timeshare shark. We say no as we are walking away, every time.
     
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    Along these lines, do they offer an incentive to "take the tour"? I thought they gave us some type of off site jungle boat tour one time, but that was about 10 years ago.
     
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    Along these lines, do they offer an incentive to "take the tour"? I thought they gave us some type of off site jungle boat tour one time, but that was about 10 years ago.
     
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    Along these lines, do they offer an incentive to "take the tour"? I thought they gave us some type of off site jungle boat tour one time, but that was about 10 years ago.
     
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    I wrote about our first trip from Sept. 1 - 10 and how after we checked in the counter person said the lady would waiting behind us would have all the details and information before going to our room. So we sat down at a sitting area and she proceeded to say their was an orientation breakfast the next morning and we should plan on attending at 8 or 10 and cost was $20 but was refundable upon showing up and also received a free bottle of tequila and $1000 coupon book. We played the game and eventually bought into the Premier Membership but only after doing our calculations prior to the "breakfast" and knowing what we would spend on future visits. The first day trick is a bad deal, the length of the presentation is absurd. It's really pretty sad cause they have a decent product if you use it and it makes good financial sense for you.
     
  20. Chuck & India

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    Awesome! Thanks so much for the info.