Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday bundle advertising offer. Know that these marketing getaway plan companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the least expensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane good prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Book Vip Key West
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing trip bundles to various locations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are providing.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a bundle. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to request your favored dates, they need you to submit a long kind needing all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is very hard. 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 bundle included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway bundle, however we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end properties that they wished to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the a/c leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose 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 attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE