Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a getaway package marketing deal. Know that these advertising vacation bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway packages to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and then some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes offered on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos 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 details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip 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 section.
When you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip/Activate
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have participated in another marketing offer 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 using getaway packages to different locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to research the holiday properties they are offering. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some photos but that is about it. An image deserves a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as having the ability to read a few 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 (hey there, 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 really utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation very difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very troublesome.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of 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, using them on either end of a business trip we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway plan, 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 cracked, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home informed us they called it. Genuine.
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 a/c dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Really friendly and accommodating. And very going to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of location we thought we would be staying, we maximized it. We fulfilled some nice people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE