Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway plan marketing offer. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our getaway package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip plan is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the homes provided on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the promotional holiday bundle 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. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Com Charleston Sc
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have gotten involved in another promotional deal if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call offering vacation plans to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip bundle 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 situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really seems like a bargain. If they capture your interest and you decide to acquire, it is required that you do so before completion of the phone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures however that has to do with it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but unworthy almost as much as having the ability to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. However using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they need you to complete a long form needing all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning economical flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday bundle, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury homes that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the a/c unit leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a big chunk of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that suggests as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT