We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Orlando Disney… If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation plan promotional deal. However you must be prepared. Know that these advertising trip bundle companies are not equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the rest of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the least expensive trip bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. However if you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little bit of investigative deal with Google to match up the photos will reveal the true identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we like about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday plan sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Orlando Disney
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering getaway bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday homes they are using.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind 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 only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned 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 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, but we won’t be utilizing 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 wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the sort of location we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We met some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
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 seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is different from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only two nights is a huge portion of time. They sold us four various stays, that indicates up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT