Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip plan marketing deal. Know that these marketing getaway bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive trip plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the homes used on BookVIP can be a little an obstacle. They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use phony names. If you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the property you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes when you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip With Airfare
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have gotten involved 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 marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call providing getaway plans to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you decide to purchase, it is required that you do so prior to completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some photos but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to read a couple of reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring all the info 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 stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning economical flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction 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 reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our trip plan, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of location we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. We satisfied some good people. Consumed some great food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT