Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a getaway package advertising offer. Know that these marketing trip plan companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the least expensive trip bundles to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes offered on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little investigative deal with Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are offered. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes when you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Com Williamsburg Va
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call providing trip packages to different locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation package including our newest 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. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really seems like a good deal. If they record your interest and you decide to acquire, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the call. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some images however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation very difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to complete a long form needing all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is very tough. 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 included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, 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 high-end properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great property told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Really friendly and accommodating. And very going to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the many 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 need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT