Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a getaway plan advertising deal. Know that these marketing vacation bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our trip bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most affordable getaway bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had wished for and then some.
One fast note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip South Beach
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 highly likely would not have participated in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing holiday packages to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation residential or commercial properties they are using.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a bundle. Utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning cost effective flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is extremely challenging. 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 consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, 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 high-end 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 informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose 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 go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a promotional discussion during each stay. When they offered us the package, this is various from what we were informed. When you are staying someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 various stays, that means up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT