We are bargain hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Gulf Shores… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a trip bundle marketing deal. You should be prepared. Know that these promotional holiday bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense 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 full of the cheapest vacation packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Gulf Shores
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising deal if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call providing holiday bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to read a few reviews.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a bundle. Using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation very hard and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve 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 require you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very troublesome.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway package, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property informed us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We met some great people. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional presentation during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is different from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge portion of time. They offered us four various stays, that indicates up to eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT