Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a vacation plan marketing offer. Know that these advertising trip package business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the cheapest vacation plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip package is going to supply a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties used on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake 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 true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be gotten ready for a few additional resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Activate
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our first experience, we most likely would not have actually participated in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call using holiday bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you decide to purchase, it is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to research the getaway properties they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some images but that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of 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!). So we shot and bought a package. However using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning extremely tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP 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 kind requiring all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is very tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip plan, 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 high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected 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 go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend an advertising presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan. When you are staying someplace for just two nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that implies as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT