Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip bundle promotional deal. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive trip packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. But if you really 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 property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a big contrast to the promotional getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees 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 stated and done. In our case, part of the additional 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.Com Reams Riviera Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we very likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call providing vacation plans to various locations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are offering. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some images but that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a few reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely hard and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY 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 form 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 itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway plan, however we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we thought we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some great people. Ate some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you participate in a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a big chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 different stays, that indicates as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE