Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday plan advertising offer. Know that these advertising holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the most inexpensive vacation plans to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Barcelo Aruba Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we likely would not have participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing vacation bundles to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you decide to acquire, it is required that you do so prior to completion of the phone call. There isn’t much time to look into the trip residential or commercial properties they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as having the ability to read a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning very difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday package, however 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of place we believed we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Ate some fantastic food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is various from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just two nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us 4 various stays, that suggests as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT