Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a vacation bundle promotional offer. Know that these promotional vacation bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Omni Cancun
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 very likely would not have participated in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing getaway bundles to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the vacation homes they are using. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some pictures however that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. However utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to request for your preferred dates, they require you to submit a long type needing all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway package, but we will not 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 luxury homes that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the plan. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four various stays, that suggests up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE