Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a trip bundle advertising deal. Know that these promotional holiday plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the cheapest getaway packages to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually wished for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are prepared, book. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you want to take a trip are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation package sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes when you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Facebook Vip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we very likely would not have taken part in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting call offering trip bundles to various locations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually seems like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so before the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that is about it. An image deserves a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a couple of 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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. But utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday package, but 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 offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great property informed us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the sort of place we thought we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We met some great individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend an advertising presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the plan. When you are staying someplace for just 2 nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us 4 different stays, that suggests as much as eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE