Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation plan marketing offer. Know that these promotional vacation package companies are not at all equal.
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 reserve the remainder of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the least expensive trip packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation package is going to supply a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use phony names. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are prepared, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway package sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes when you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Reviewrs
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls using getaway packages to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State 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 research the vacation homes they are offering.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PLAN 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, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind requiring all the details that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a stay 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, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway plan, but we will not 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 men at the good home informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the a/c unit leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE