We are bargain hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Westgate Orlando… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip package promotional deal. However you ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising holiday bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our holiday plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the cheapest vacation plans to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday package is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Westgate Orlando
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually gotten involved in another marketing offer if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call using holiday bundles to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning really tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. 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 have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We fulfilled some great people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked 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 go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional discussion during each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is various from what we were told. When you are staying somewhere for only two nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that indicates up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE