Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a trip package marketing deal. Know that these promotional vacation plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our holiday plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the cheapest trip bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway plan is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the properties offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. But if you really want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative deal with Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs 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 expense 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 discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Grant Yucatan Princess En Cancun Bookvip.Com
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our first experience, we likely would not have participated in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting call providing vacation bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a trip package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. However using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type requiring all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of 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 service trip we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation package, however we will not be using 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 homes that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. We met some good people. Consumed some terrific food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out 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 affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend an advertising presentation throughout each stay. When they sold us the package, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us four various stays, that means approximately eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT