Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing offer. Know that these promotional trip bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has lots of the most affordable vacation packages to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Book when you have done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing vacation bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Vallarta Beach Resort Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our first experience, we most likely would not have participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call using holiday plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to acquire. There isn’t much time to research the vacation homes they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some images but that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as having the ability to check out a couple of evaluations.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very tough and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information throughout 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 BUY A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to complete a long form requiring all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation plan, 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 cracked, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice 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 ac system leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely going to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We met some great individuals. Consumed some great food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
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 seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a promotional discussion during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE