Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a vacation plan marketing offer. Know that these advertising getaway plan business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are just going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving holiday packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive holiday plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells 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.
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Looking into the homes provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. However if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to compare the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Dreams Cabo Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have participated in another marketing offer if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call using vacation packages to different locations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle 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 just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the trip residential or commercial properties they are using.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. However using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request for your preferred dates, they require you to submit a long type needing all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Planning economical flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our trip package, but we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Very friendly and accommodating. And very willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some good individuals. Consumed some terrific food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the package. When you are remaining someplace for only two nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that implies approximately eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE