Examples of where and when to book early:
• Cancún Yucatán, Mexico, especially if you want to stay in the new oceanfront Aguamarina family rooms
• The limited-availability “Exclusive Collection” 5T Luxury Suites (The holiday season opens in December the year prior, and these high demand premium rooms typically sell out within a few months–by April)
• Punta Cana’s new spa-inspired and adult exclusive Zen Oasis Deluxe Rooms
• Popular ski resorts in the French, Swiss or Italian Alps, such as Val Thorens Sensations or Val d’Isere (Guests come from around the world, as the slopes and snowfall are exceptional).
The only add-ons that aren’t part of the all-inclusive offer are boutique gift purchases, excursions, spa treatments, etc. That’s really unheard of in our industry. Take cruise lines, for example: guests typically pay more than half of what they paid upfront for basic incidentals such as childcare and alcoholic beverages – which are part of the prepaid all-inclusive package at Club Med.