Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a trip plan advertising offer. Know that these marketing getaway package business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our holiday package 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 expense about it.
From here on out, we will be booking getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable trip bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you really desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of 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 Pheonix
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 most likely would not have participated in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls using holiday plans to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you choose to acquire. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday residential or commercial properties they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures however that is about it. An image deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the vacation time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very troublesome.
Preparation economical flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled 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 one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, 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 homes that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed 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 difference in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a promotional discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four various stays, that means up to eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT