We are deal hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!All Inclusive Vacation Package Bookvip… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday bundle advertising deal. You should be prepared. Know that these advertising holiday plan business are not equivalent.
After the let 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 trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive vacation bundles to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized 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 come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes provided on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. If you really want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS All Inclusive Vacation Package 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 first experience, we highly likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call providing getaway packages to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation homes they are providing. You might have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some images but that has to do with it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a few 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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. However utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring 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 consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our trip plan, however we won’t be using 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 beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good home told us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of place we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some great individuals. Consumed some terrific food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a promotional discussion throughout each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial piece of time. They offered us four different stays, that implies up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE