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 getaway package advertising offer. Know that these marketing vacation bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our trip package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most affordable trip packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway plan is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not market the actual name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose 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 reservation.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Travel
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 taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we started getting phone calls using vacation packages to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are offering.
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!). So we shot and purchased a bundle. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning extremely challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your preferred dates, they require you to complete a long form needing all the info 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 only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation economical flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very 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 plan consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday bundle, 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 properties that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to assist 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 most of it. And selected 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 participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a promotional discussion throughout each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just two nights is a big chunk of time. They offered us four different stays, that suggests up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT