Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation plan promotional offer. Know that these advertising vacation package companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation 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 vacation plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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They don’t advertise the actual 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 pictures will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are ready, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are offered, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Logo
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we highly likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call providing holiday packages to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, but unworthy almost as much as having the ability to read a few reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely tough and potentially a lot more costly. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long type requiring all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday package, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell 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. For real.
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 really a nice 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 extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And selected 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 prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion throughout 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 substantial portion of time. They sold us four various stays, that suggests as much as eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT