Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a vacation package marketing deal. Know that these advertising getaway bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our holiday package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of a challenge. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Rather, they use phony names. However if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little bit of investigative work on Google to compare the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we like about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Sandos Finisterra
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have taken part in another promotional offer if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting call providing vacation bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient 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 record your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to look into the trip residential or commercial properties they are using. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some images but that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but unworthy almost as much as having the ability to read a couple of reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to complete a long kind needing all the information 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 stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very troublesome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really difficult. 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 bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a company trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip package, 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 high-end homes that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property informed us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready 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 many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for only 2 nights is a big piece of time. They offered us 4 various stays, that indicates up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE