We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Thailand… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation package marketing deal. But you ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising vacation package companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the properties offered on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the promotional trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP. 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 additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Thailand
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we began getting telephone call offering vacation bundles to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday homes they are providing.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more costly. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require 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 available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a remain 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, using them on either end of an organization journey we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, however 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 desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And very happy to help 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 most of it. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a promotional presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining somewhere for just two nights is a big piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 various stays, that indicates up to eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE