We are deal hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip/Ultimate… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing offer. You ought to be prepared. Know that these promotional trip plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our trip package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip package is going to supply a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway package sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip/Ultimate
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually 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 advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering trip packages to different locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to research the holiday homes they are using.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and potentially a lot more costly. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing 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 itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package 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, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway package, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice property told us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge portion of time. They sold us four different stays, that suggests approximately 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT