Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a holiday package promotional deal. Know that these promotional getaway package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not market the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. However if you truly wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little investigative deal with Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the advertising trip bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Incentives
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have gotten involved in another advertising offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering getaway bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact seems like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so prior to completion of the call. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are using. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a couple of reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a bundle. However using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long type needing all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled 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 one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization journey we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday bundle, 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 high-end homes that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home told us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And really willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a marketing presentation during each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for just 2 nights is a huge portion of time. They sold us four various stays, that indicates as much as eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE