Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a vacation plan promotional offer. Know that these advertising trip plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive vacation plans to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy great costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the actual 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 images will reveal the true identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the marketing vacation package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your booking 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 tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cancun 99
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we very likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call offering trip packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday properties they are using.
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!). So we shot and purchased a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay 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 planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, but 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 luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And chose 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 require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE