Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing offer. Know that these promotional trip plan business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our holiday package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying 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 assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a few extra resort costs and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Is Terrible
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have actually participated 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 marketing resort stay, we began getting call using getaway packages to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long form requiring all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, however 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 luxury homes that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property told 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 overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Really friendly and accommodating. And very going to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental automobile 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT