Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway bundle advertising offer. Know that these promotional holiday package business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the cheapest holiday packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and then some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the properties offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Com Atlantic City
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we very likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting call offering trip plans to different locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form requiring 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 preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was unclean, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home informed us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And very willing to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend an advertising presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE