Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a trip bundle advertising offer. Know that these promotional vacation bundle 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 left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our holiday package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest trip packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the properties used on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not promote the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. If you actually desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are ready, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. 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 added fee was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Turks And Caicos
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting call providing holiday bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday package 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. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to research the holiday homes they are providing.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really difficult and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing 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 travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, but we won’t 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 high-end properties that they wanted to offer 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 dripping into our food) was really a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Really friendly and accommodating. And very willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We met some good individuals. Consumed some fantastic food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
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, however, requires that you attend a promotional discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the plan. When you are remaining someplace for only two nights is a big piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four various stays, that implies up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE