We are deal hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip/Cancun… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a trip plan marketing offer. You ought to be prepared. Know that these promotional getaway plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has lots of the most affordable holiday packages to a few of the most popular destinations. 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 fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. However if you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative deal with Google to compare the pictures will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip/Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we very likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call offering vacation bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to research the trip homes they are offering.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. However using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE 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 requiring all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, but we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end homes that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home told us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
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 seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE