Westgate Lakes Orlando Bookvip – Review 2022-3

Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a trip bundle marketing offer. Know that these advertising getaway 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 just left the phone from trying to book the rest of our getaway plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.

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

Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and then some.

One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.

They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.

What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.

When you are all set to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Westgate Lakes Orlando 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 highly likely would not have actually participated in another promotional offer. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting call providing vacation plans to various locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.

These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are using.

They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. However using it, that is a whole different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning really tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these details during the sales call.

IF YOU BUY A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.

However, when you call to request your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.

Preparation cost effective flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is very hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned 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. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization journey we had actually prepared was not allowed.

We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, but 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 properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great residential or commercial property told us they called it.

Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c unit dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really happy to assist us with our Spanish.

Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. We met some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the area.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.

Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a promotional presentation during each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is different from what we were told. When you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that means up to 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT