Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a getaway plan advertising deal. Know that these marketing getaway bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our vacation bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive getaway packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday package is going to supply a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. However if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to compare the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are all set, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are available. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Complaints
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering trip bundles to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you choose to acquire. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are using. You may have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures however that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to read a couple of evaluations.
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!). So we shot and purchased a package. 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 great deal of fine print that makes travel planning extremely tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the info that they already 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 preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved 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 needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip plan, however we won’t be utilizing 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 luxury homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Really friendly and accommodating. And really going to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we thought we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. 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 participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend an advertising presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT