Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a holiday package promotional offer. Know that these advertising trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most affordable vacation plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little investigative work on Google to compare the images will reveal the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we like about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are all set, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few extra resort charges and taxes when you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Anyone Use Bookvip.Com
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have actually gotten involved in another advertising offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering getaway bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday residential or commercial properties they are offering.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. But using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway 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 dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home informed us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to 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 an advertising presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE