We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Daytona Beach… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation package promotional offer. However you ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising getaway plan companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive holiday packages to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. However if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Daytona Beach
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 gotten involved in another marketing deal if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting call offering holiday plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation homes they are offering.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type requiring 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 travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan 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 got back to us.
Our bundle 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. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part 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 unclean, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice property told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Really friendly and accommodating. And very willing to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore 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 prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a promotional discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 different stays, that implies as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE