Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a holiday plan marketing offer. Know that these promotional holiday plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a little an obstacle. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. However if you actually wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are ready, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you want to take a trip are available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Reviews 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 very first experience, we very likely would not have participated in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call using vacation packages to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures but that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to submit 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 offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is very hard. 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 plan included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs 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 planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, however we will not 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 high-end homes that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice property informed 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 overlook the ac system leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very willing to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We met some great people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE