Bookvip Riverwalk – Review 2022-3

Spend 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 advertising trip bundle companies are not at all equal.

After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our holiday bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.

From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …

Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive getaway packages to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy great costs.

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

One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.

Looking into the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. However if you truly wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative deal with Google to compare the pictures will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.

What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to take a trip are available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the promotional trip plan sales calls I will speak about in the next area.

Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Riverwalk
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have gotten involved in another marketing deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing vacation packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.

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 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 look into the trip properties they are using. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. An image deserves a thousand words, however not worth almost 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 a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.

IF YOU BUY A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.

When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the details 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 consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.

Preparation economical flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.

Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had prepared was not permitted.

We used the Cancun portion of our vacation package, however we won’t be using 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property informed us they called it.

Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the ac system dripping into our food) was in fact a great 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 willing to assist us with our Spanish.

Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.

Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the bundle.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT