We are bargain hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Cabo All Inclusive… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip package promotional deal. However you ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising vacation plan business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our vacation bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the cheapest holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the properties used on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal 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 help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cabo All Inclusive
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 participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we started getting call providing getaway plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties 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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Utilizing it, that is a whole 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 planning extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to request your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form 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 travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation cost effective flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip plan, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was broken, 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 wished to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home told us they called it. For real.
The one dining establishment 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, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to a marketing presentation during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is different from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that means as much as eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE