Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation package promotional offer. Know that these marketing trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive getaway plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not market the real name of the resorts. If you truly want 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 home you are thinking about. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are ready, book. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are readily available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the promotional holiday plan sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs 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 added fee was to cover ideas for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Reviews Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing vacation packages to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a trip plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact seems like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you decide to buy, it is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to look into the trip properties they are providing. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some photos but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long kind requiring 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 itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, but 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 desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good property told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the ac system leaking 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 fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose 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 require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a marketing discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the package, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying someplace for only 2 nights is a big portion of time. They offered us 4 various stays, that indicates approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE