We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Bait And Switch… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip bundle marketing offer. However you should be prepared. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the cheapest trip plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort getaway package is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the real name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising holiday package sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Bait And Switch
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have gotten involved in another promotional offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering holiday packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
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 price to where it in fact sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are offering.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the vacation time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more costly. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires 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 actually prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, but we won’t be utilizing 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of location we believed we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some good people. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good 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 reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the package, this is different from what we were told. When you are remaining someplace for only two nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that indicates as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT