Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a holiday plan promotional deal. Know that these promotional holiday plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our getaway bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is complete of the least expensive getaway packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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They do not promote the real name of the resorts. 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 real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are all set to make your appointment 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 added fee was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cancun Who Is In Charge
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call using vacation packages to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our most recent 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 enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact seems like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to buy, it is required that you do so prior to the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway homes they are providing. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some images however that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a few reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing 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 planning extremely hard and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t expose these details during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE 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, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to complete a long form needing all the details that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our holiday 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great property informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And picked 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 attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that suggests as much as eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT