Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a getaway bundle advertising deal. Know that these marketing getaway bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort getaway plan is going to offer a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative deal with Google to compare the photos will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we like about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the marketing holiday package sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cruises
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 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 telephone call offering trip plans to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they need you to submit a long form needing all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires 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 enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, but we will not be using 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT