Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a holiday package advertising deal. Know that these promotional vacation bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our vacation bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. 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 …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most affordable holiday plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane great costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end 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 don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the real identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we enjoy 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 all set, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip New Orleans
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we highly likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call offering vacation bundles to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually seems like a good deal. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to look into the trip homes they are offering. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some images however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth 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 proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain 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 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great property told us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the ac system leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of place we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We met some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And got our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT