Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip bundle promotional offer. Know that these advertising getaway package companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our holiday plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, 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 holiday plans to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip 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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They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to assist 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. When you have actually done your research study and you are prepared, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip package sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of 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 cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip 99 Cancun
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 very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls using vacation plans to various locations. That is how we ended up with a trip bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really 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 choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation residential or commercial properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some images but that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however not worth nearly as much as having the ability to check out a couple of reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. But utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation budget friendly flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a remain 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 an organization journey we had prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, 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 high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great property told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of 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 various parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE