Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a getaway bundle advertising offer. Know that these marketing trip package companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most affordable trip plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort charges and taxes. 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 additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip San Diego
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our first experience, we highly likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call using trip bundles to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to purchase. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway residential or commercial properties they are offering. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. But using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning very difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long kind needing all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is really difficult. 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 bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, but we will not 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 homes that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Very friendly and accommodating. And really going to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental cars and truck 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 affordable prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the plan. When you are staying somewhere for only two nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that indicates as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT