Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a vacation plan promotional offer. Know that these promotional trip package companies are not at all equivalent.
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 reserve the remainder of our holiday package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the least expensive vacation bundles to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and then some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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They don’t market the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire 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 home you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help 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 actually done your research study and you are ready, reserve. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are offered, 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 speak about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Scam Or Real
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting call offering trip bundles to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation 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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the info that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
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
The room was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really willing to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of location we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car 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 reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a big chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that means approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT