Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation package advertising offer. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive holiday plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy great costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation bundle 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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They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. 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 true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Is Bookvip A Good Site
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we highly likely would not have taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting call providing holiday bundles to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are providing.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very difficult and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Planning budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle 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. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, but we won’t 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good home told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the a/c unit dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE