Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a getaway package promotional deal. Know that these promotional getaway plan 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 got off the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive trip bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a similar 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 really desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
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 extra charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Orlando Reviews
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 likely would not have participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering getaway plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the getaway residential or commercial properties they are offering.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really hard and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing 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 planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room 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 luxury homes that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice home told us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the type of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. We fulfilled some good individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend an advertising presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were told. When you are staying someplace for only two nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that means approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT