We are bargain hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Bookvip South Beach… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a trip bundle promotional offer. However you ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising getaway package business are not equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our holiday plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most affordable getaway bundles to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip South Beach
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call using getaway plans to various locations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to 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 getaway properties they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some images however that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able 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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really difficult and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST 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 preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the details that they currently have. You then need 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.
Preparation cost effective flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package 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. In our case, using them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our getaway bundle, but 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 men at the great property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And really going to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental car 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 reduced prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is various from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a big piece of time. They offered us 4 various stays, that implies as much as 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT