Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a holiday plan promotional deal. Know that these marketing vacation package business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our getaway bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip package is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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They do not market the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are prepared, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the promotional holiday plan sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Ocean City Md
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have actually taken part in another marketing offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting call offering getaway plans to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway residential or commercial properties they are using.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long kind requiring all the details 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 only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included 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, using them on either end of an organization journey we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, however we won’t 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 properties that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice property informed us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE