Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a getaway package marketing offer. Know that these advertising getaway package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable getaway plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties offered on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway bundle 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 few additional resort charges 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 Cozumel
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 participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting call using getaway bundles to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really seems like a good deal. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the getaway properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some photos but that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to check out a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. However using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long kind requiring all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Planning budget friendly flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is very tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our holiday package, 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 cracked, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the a/c unit leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore 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 costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the package. When you are staying somewhere for just two nights is a big piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that indicates up to 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE