Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday package promotional deal. Know that these advertising vacation plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our getaway plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the least expensive holiday bundles to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had wished for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to provide a similar experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of a challenge. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the promotional holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs 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 Travel Agent
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very 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 marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call providing vacation packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually seems like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to acquire, it is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation homes they are offering. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. A photo deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. But 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 small print that makes travel preparation extremely difficult and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long kind requiring all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain 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 prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, however we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wished to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property informed us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out 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 costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a promotional discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT