Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway plan promotional deal. Know that these promotional vacation 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 schedule the rest of our holiday plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive trip plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are all set, book. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Grand Sirenis Cancun Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have actually gotten involved in another marketing 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 phone calls providing holiday packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to purchase, it is required that you do so before completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip residential or commercial properties they are using. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some photos however that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really challenging and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve 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 kind needing all the information that they already 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 extremely inconvenient.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, but 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 high-end properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice home told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle. When you are staying somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that implies as much as 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE