We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Competetive Hotels… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a trip package advertising offer. However you should be prepared. Know that these marketing holiday plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, 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 packages to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and then some.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil 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 market the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. But if you truly wish to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to compare the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Competetive Hotels
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 likely would not have participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls using vacation packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you choose to acquire, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some images however that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but unworthy almost as much as having the ability to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long type requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning cost effective flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is really difficult. 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 plan included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our trip bundle, however we will not 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 wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice property told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Very friendly and accommodating. And very willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We fulfilled some nice people. Ate some terrific food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only two nights is a substantial piece of time. They sold us 4 various stays, that implies approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT