Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a trip bundle marketing deal. Know that these marketing getaway plan companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most affordable holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort getaway plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the properties offered on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. However if you actually wish to sleuth out the location you will be staying a little bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are prepared, schedule. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are offered, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are ready to make your appointment 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 additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Upgrade
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call using getaway plans to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to research the holiday properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some photos however that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. But using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the information 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 only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked 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 needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday package, but we will not 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 offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good home 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 ignore the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very going to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial chunk of time. They offered us four different stays, that indicates approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT