Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a holiday bundle marketing offer. Know that these advertising holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has lots of the cheapest trip bundles to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip package is going to offer a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. If you really desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Destin Fl
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually gotten involved in another marketing offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting call providing vacation plans to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a good deal. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some photos however that has to do with it. An image deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of reviews.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a package. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your 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 kind requiring all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package 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, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway package, however we won’t be utilizing 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 homes that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of place we thought we would be staying, we maximized it. We met some nice people. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some great walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore 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 costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE