Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday package advertising offer. Know that these advertising holiday plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the most inexpensive getaway bundles to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
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 everything we had expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are ready, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a big contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes when you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
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In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have participated in another marketing offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls using trip bundles to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no enough 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 trip 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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely hard and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the information that they currently have. You then have 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 really inconvenient.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a remain 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 allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our holiday package, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end residential or commercial properties 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. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location 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 explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT