Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a trip plan promotional deal. Know that these marketing trip plan business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our holiday bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive vacation plans to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway plan is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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They do not market the actual name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes when you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover ideas for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Reviews Yelp
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing trip bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation properties they are using. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some pictures however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
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!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Using it, that is an entire different 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 difficult and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form requiring all the details that they already 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 remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included 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 service trip we had planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday package, but we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury homes that they wished to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the ac system dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really willing to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore 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 prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE