Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip bundle advertising offer. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equal.
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 schedule the rest of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state 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 reserving vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the least expensive trip packages to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. 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 service charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Mexico
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our first experience, we highly likely would not have participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting call offering getaway plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan 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 just hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to research the vacation residential or commercial properties they are offering.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning extremely tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning economical flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end homes that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice residential or commercial property told 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 in fact a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And very willing 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 many of it. And selected up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out 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 prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT