Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday package promotional offer. Know that these marketing vacation plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most affordable trip plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and then some.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the homes used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. However if you actually wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Hyatt Regency Savannah River Street Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have participated in another promotional deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting call offering getaway packages to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip package 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 sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact seems like a good deal. If they catch your interest and you choose to buy, it is required that you do so prior to the end of the call. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway homes they are offering. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some photos however that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a few evaluations.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the info 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 just include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is very tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of 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 trip we had planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, 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 start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great residential or commercial property told us they called it. For real.
The one dining establishment that was included 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 very prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. We met some good people. Consumed some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for only 2 nights is a big chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that suggests up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT