Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a trip package promotional offer. Know that these marketing getaway package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the cheapest holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of info 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 actually done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Https Www.Facebook.Com Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we very likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls using getaway packages to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the trip homes they are offering. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures however that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to check out a couple of reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a plan. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation very hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD 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 favored dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a company trip we had planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, but we will not be using 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c unit leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some nice people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some nice strolls on the golf course. And got 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 go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE