Slickdeals Bookvip – Review 2022-3

Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip bundle promotional offer. Know that these promotional vacation package companies are not at all equal.

After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our getaway package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.

From here on out, we will be booking vacation plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive trip plans to some of the most popular destinations.

Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.

One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.

Researching the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. If you actually desire to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.

You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising holiday plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.

When you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Slickdeals Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually gotten involved in another marketing offer if this had actually been our 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 plans to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.

These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a good deal. If they record your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so before completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway residential or commercial properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some images but that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.

They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. But using it, that is a whole different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.

IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.

However, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long form needing all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.

Planning budget friendly flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.

Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not enabled.

We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation package, but we won’t be using the rest of it.

THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end homes that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home informed us they called it. For real.

Now, to be reasonable, 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 in fact a nice experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really willing to assist us with our Spanish.

Twice the shock of the distinction in the type of location we believed we would be remaining, we maximized it. We satisfied some nice people. Ate some terrific food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked 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 need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.

Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the plan.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE