Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation plan advertising offer. Know that these advertising holiday plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our trip bundle with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is complete of the most affordable getaway packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually hoped for and then some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not advertise 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 images will reveal the real identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy 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 understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS What Is The Catch With Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing getaway bundles to various destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
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 rate to where it in fact seems like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so before the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway properties they are offering. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some images however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as being able to check out a few 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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a package. However using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning extremely hard and potentially a lot more costly. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun part of our holiday plan, however we won’t 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 residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE