Bookvip Palm Springs – Review 2022-3

Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway bundle marketing deal. Know that these promotional holiday package business are not at all equivalent.

After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our holiday package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.

From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most affordable getaway plans to some of the most popular destinations.

Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.

One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway package is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.

They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help 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 facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.

When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee 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 Palm Springs
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually participated in another promotional deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing trip bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation package 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 simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost 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 capture your interest and you decide to acquire. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing. You might have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a few evaluations.

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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. However using it, that is an entire different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these details during the sales call.

IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY BUNDLE 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.

When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing 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 just include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.

Planning economical flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.

Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a service trip we had actually planned was not permitted.

We used the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, however we won’t 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 properties that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great home informed us they called it.

Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c unit dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really going to help us with our Spanish.

Once over the shock of the distinction in the type of location we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some nice individuals. Consumed some great food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.

Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the plan. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a big piece of time. They sold us 4 different stays, that indicates up to eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE