Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a vacation bundle advertising deal. Know that these advertising vacation bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive getaway packages 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 good rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had wished for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Researching the properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. But if you actually wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to compare the images will reveal the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. 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.
Just be prepared for a few extra resort charges and taxes when you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Black Friday
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually taken part 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 started getting phone calls providing vacation bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain 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 actually seems like a good deal. If they catch your interest and you decide to buy, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway residential or commercial properties they are offering. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some images but that is about it. An image deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to check out a few evaluations.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to ask for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long form requiring all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore 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 prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the plan. When you are remaining someplace for only 2 nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 various stays, that means as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE