Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday plan marketing offer. Know that these promotional holiday plan companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive trip packages to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy good costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway package is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are prepared, reserve. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your reservation 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 tips 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 San Diego
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our first experience, we most likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting telephone call providing trip packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are offering.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. However utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning very difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to complete a long type requiring all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday bundle, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury properties that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c dripping into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And very going to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we maximized it. We satisfied some good people. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying someplace for just two nights is a huge chunk of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that suggests as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE