We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Adirondack Vacation Bookvip… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday plan marketing offer. However you should be prepared. Know that these promotional getaway package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive vacation plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you really desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are ready, schedule. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are offered, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation bundle sales calls I will speak 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 cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Adirondack Vacation Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we highly likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering holiday packages to different locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to research the trip homes they are offering.
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 bought a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning really challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package 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, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our trip package, however 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 high-end homes that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property 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 neglect the a/c leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We satisfied some great individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some nice strolls on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a promotional presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE