Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation package promotional deal. Know that these advertising getaway plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to book the remainder of our vacation plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable vacation bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and then some.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you really 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 real identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
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 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 offered. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Atlantic City
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 most likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call using trip bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays 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 rate to where it really sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation homes they are providing.
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 shot and bought a package. But utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very hard and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway package, but 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 simply the start. 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 home told us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to an advertising presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for only two nights is a huge portion of time. They sold us 4 different stays, that suggests up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT