Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday plan advertising deal. Know that these promotional getaway bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our vacation bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the cheapest trip packages to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy good costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are prepared, schedule. 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 big contrast to the promotional trip plan sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes when you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover ideas for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Temptation
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 very likely would not have actually participated in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call providing getaway plans to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway properties they are providing.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning really tough and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain 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, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great residential or commercial property told 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 overlook the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the most 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 discounted rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the package. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They sold us 4 various stays, that indicates as much as 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE