Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing deal. Know that these advertising vacation bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our vacation bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most affordable holiday plans to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent 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 utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not promote the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative deal with Google to compare the images will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we like about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are ready, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Package_Details Cancun-mexico Destination 1
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have actually gotten involved in another advertising offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call providing getaway bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
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 cost to where it really sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to research the holiday homes 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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. However using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long kind requiring all the information 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 only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation economical flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a stay 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 a business trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, however we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home told us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really willing to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a big portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 different stays, that means up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE