Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a getaway plan advertising offer. Know that these advertising 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 simply left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive trip plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy good rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. 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. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we like 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 understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are available. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges 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 Cabo
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we highly likely would not have taken part in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering holiday plans to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really sounds like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you choose to purchase, it is required that you do so before the end of the call. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are offering. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some images but that is about it. A picture 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 some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, 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 properties that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to an advertising presentation during each stay. When they sold us the plan, this is different from what we were informed. When you are staying somewhere for just two nights is a big piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that indicates approximately eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE