Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday bundle marketing offer. Know that these advertising holiday bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our holiday plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. However if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to compare the photos will reveal the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. 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 pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Punta Cana
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting call using getaway plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really seems like a good deal. If they record your interest and you decide to buy, it is required that you do so before the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip homes they are offering. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some photos however that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as having the ability 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 a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation very hard and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out 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 readily available. Unless your itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday package, however we will not 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good residential or commercial property told 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 really a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend an advertising presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan. When you are remaining somewhere for only two nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 various stays, that means as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT