We are deal hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Doubletree Resort By Hilton Myrtle Beach Bookvip… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation package advertising offer. You must be prepared. Know that these promotional holiday plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our vacation bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive trip packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to offer a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule 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 understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the advertising trip plan sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be gotten ready for a few additional resort charges and taxes. 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 Doubletree Resort By Hilton Myrtle Beach Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually gotten involved in another promotional deal if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering vacation bundles to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to research the getaway residential or commercial properties 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!). So we shot and purchased a plan. But using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning extremely hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway plan, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wished to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property informed us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
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 participate in a promotional discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were told. When you are staying someplace for only 2 nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that implies approximately 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT