Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway bundle marketing deal. Know that these marketing vacation bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our getaway plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive trip bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane great costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. However if you actually wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes when you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Reviews On Using Bookvip.Com
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call providing trip packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation residential or commercial properties they are using.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. However 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 great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really tough and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule 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 favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form requiring all the information 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 remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation package, but we won’t 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 luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice property informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist 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 many of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the package. When you are staying someplace for only 2 nights is a huge chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four different stays, that suggests up to eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT