Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip bundle promotional offer. Know that these promotional getaway package business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our trip package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the least expensive vacation plans to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy great prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we like about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are ready, book. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are offered, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS 5 Star Cabo Beach Resort Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have actually gotten involved in another advertising deal if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call using trip bundles to various locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a bargain. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you decide to acquire. There isn’t much time to look into the trip properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some images but that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury homes that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good home informed us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the type of place we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We met some great people. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT