Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a vacation plan advertising deal. Know that these advertising getaway bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our trip package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans 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 is full of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to offer 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 really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the additional 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 Pii_Email_Dce9B52492Cce7C9843C
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have taken part in another promotional offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing holiday plans to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan 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 circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday homes they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some photos but that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to check out a few reviews.
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!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A TRIP BUNDLE 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, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to submit a long form requiring all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Planning inexpensive flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday package, however we will not be utilizing 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 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, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to an advertising presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT