We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip/Big Sale… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing offer. However you must be prepared. Know that these marketing getaway bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to book the rest of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive trip bundles to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip package is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. If you actually desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are offered, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few 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 Bookvip/Big Sale
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have gotten involved in another advertising offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing vacation plans to various locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are offering.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. However using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday package, 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 high-end homes 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 told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some great people. Consumed some great food. Took some good walks 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 need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion during each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is different from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a big portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that implies approximately eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT