Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday bundle advertising offer. Know that these marketing vacation bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off 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 occurring. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive trip plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and then some.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort getaway plan is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have actually done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
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 ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS 5 Star Cabo Beach Resort Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have gotten involved in another promotional deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering getaway bundles to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to acquire. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation homes they are providing. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some photos however that has to do with it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip bundle, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury homes that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property informed us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the sort of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We satisfied some nice people. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle 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 reduced rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the plan. When you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that suggests as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE