Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a holiday plan promotional offer. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway packages to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane good costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to supply a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. If you actually desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Www.Bookvip.Com
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 highly likely would not have taken part in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering vacation plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually seems like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long kind requiring all the details that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled 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 requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a service journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, but we will not 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 high-end residential or commercial properties that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice residential or commercial property told 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 a/c unit leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really going to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, 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 require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT