Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation plan promotional offer. Know that these advertising holiday bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our vacation bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the most affordable holiday plans to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and then some.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip package is going to supply a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location 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 thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a big contrast to the advertising trip bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Reveiws
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have participated in another marketing offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing trip plans to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip homes they are using.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really difficult and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP 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, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored 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 available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway package, but we will not 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, and that is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end homes that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice property 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 neglect the ac system dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of place we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT