Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway plan advertising deal. Know that these promotional holiday package companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the cheapest holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy great rates.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway package is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a challenge. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the real identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the advertising holiday plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Cancun Palm Beach Resort Bookvip Com
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 taken part in another advertising deal 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 started getting phone calls offering trip bundles to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a bargain. If they capture your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are offering. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a few reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. But utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning extremely tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning economical flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip package, however we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end properties that they wished to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property informed us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. When you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 various stays, that suggests as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT