Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a holiday package marketing deal. Know that these promotional vacation plan business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our trip bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the cheapest vacation plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip package is going to supply a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties offered on BookVIP can be a bit of an obstacle. They do not promote the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. However if you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative deal with Google to compare the pictures will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Advertising Bait Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have gotten involved in another promotional offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we began getting call providing vacation packages to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to research the trip homes they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely difficult and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind 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 travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation cost effective flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury homes that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. 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 reduced costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a promotional presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE