We are deal hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Westgate Town Center… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation plan marketing offer. You should be prepared. Know that these marketing vacation bundle business are not equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our holiday plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the most affordable vacation plans to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and then some.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not market the real name of the resorts. If you really desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the service 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 Westgate Town Center
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we very likely would not have participated in another advertising 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 various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really sounds like a good deal. It is required that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some photos however that is about it. An image deserves a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as being able to check out a few reviews.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. However utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your preferred dates, they require you to complete a long kind needing all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning economical flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned 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 one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, 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 luxury properties that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good home informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c unit dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely going to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of location we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We met some nice individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some good strolls 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 need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT