Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a trip bundle promotional deal. Know that these promotional holiday bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking getaway packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the cheapest getaway plans to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the properties used on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Rather, they use phony names. If you actually 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 home you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we like about reserving 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. If the dates you desire to take a trip are available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
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 All Inclusive Resorts Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing getaway bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually seems 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 buy. There isn’t much time to look into the trip homes they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures but that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to read a couple of reviews.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very tough and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation cost effective flights, or offered Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, but we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury homes 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 informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental cars and truck 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 discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is various from what we were told. When you are staying someplace for just 2 nights is a huge chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that implies approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE