Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a vacation plan promotional offer. Know that these promotional trip plan 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 book the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the least expensive getaway packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the homes used on BookVIP can be a bit of an obstacle. They do not promote the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are ready, reserve. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. 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 surcharge was to cover pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Arizona
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 highly likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing trip plans to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the getaway properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some photos however that is about it. A picture is worth a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as being able to read a few evaluations.
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 plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation very tough and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request for your preferred dates, they need you to submit 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 readily available. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very difficult. 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 bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, however we won’t 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 wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice residential or commercial property informed 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 air conditioning system dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And very happy to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. We fulfilled some good people. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend an advertising discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a big chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that indicates up to 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT