We are deal hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Competitors… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday bundle marketing deal. You should be prepared. Know that these promotional getaway bundle business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our getaway bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Competitors
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls using vacation packages to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are offering.
They drew us in with a stay 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 purchased a plan. Using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information during 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 BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation economical flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great residential or commercial property told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
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, requires that you participate in an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the package. When you are staying someplace for just two nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that means up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE