Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation package advertising offer. Know that these advertising holiday bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most affordable trip bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy great costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and after that some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
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 cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Riviera Maya
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call using holiday bundles to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday residential or commercial properties they are using.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PACKAGE 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 needing all the details that they currently have. You then have 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.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation plan, but we will not 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 wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental car 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 costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. When you are staying somewhere for just two nights is a huge chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that indicates as much as 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE