Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway package promotional deal. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most affordable trip plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs 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 study you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip North Conway Nh
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we very likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call providing getaway bundles to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you choose to acquire, it is required that you do so prior to completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway residential or commercial properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures however that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to check out a couple of 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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a plan. However using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to complete a long form needing all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning inexpensive flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday bundle, however we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Really friendly and accommodating. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental vehicle 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 reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that implies approximately 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT