We are bargain hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Has Anyone Used Bookvip… If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation package promotional offer. You ought to be prepared. Know that these promotional getaway bundle 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 got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our holiday plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive getaway plans to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane good costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and then some.
One fast note … We have only 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 actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are prepared, reserve. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Has Anyone Used Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have participated in another promotional offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call using trip packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually 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 stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation very hard and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used 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
The space was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end homes that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good home informed us they called it. For real.
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 different parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT