Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation bundle promotional deal. Know that these promotional holiday bundle business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive getaway packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort getaway package is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we love about scheduling 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 available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway package sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few 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 Www.Bookvip.Myrtlebeach
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have participated in another marketing deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering getaway plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always 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. If they capture your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so prior to completion of the call. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are using. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some images but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as having the ability to check out a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your favored dates, they need you to complete a long form 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 itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is really hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled 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 one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our trip plan, but 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 properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great 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 ac system dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT