Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday plan marketing deal. Know that these promotional holiday bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive getaway 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 crazy good rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually wished for and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually only utilized 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 come down to the research study you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the place 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 thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the advertising holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Discount Coupon
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have taken part in another advertising deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing getaway plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are offering. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some pictures however that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however not worth nearly 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 distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. However using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really tough and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your favored dates, they need you to submit a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation economical flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, but 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 high-end homes that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the package. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us four different stays, that means approximately 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE