We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!As A Past Visitor To Bookvip… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday package marketing deal. You ought to be prepared. Know that these promotional holiday bundle business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our vacation bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving holiday packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had wished for and after that some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to offer a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS As A Past Visitor To Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have participated in another advertising offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls using trip bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a great deal. 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 proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. But utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning really tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to request for your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long type requiring all the details that they already have. You then need 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 preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our getaway package, 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 properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the type of place we believed we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Ate some great 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 area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in an advertising discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE