Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip plan advertising offer. Know that these marketing trip package companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive vacation bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the residential or commercial properties offered on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. But if you really want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes when you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Puerto Vallarta Palace Beach Resort Bookvip
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 very likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call using vacation packages to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays 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 cost to where it in fact sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the trip homes they are providing.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the vacation time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning really difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long form needing all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled 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 requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway plan, but we won’t 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 high-end properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good home informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And picked 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 need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the plan. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge portion of time. They offered us four different stays, that implies approximately eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE