Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a vacation plan promotional deal. Know that these promotional holiday plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive holiday plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had wished for and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the real name of the resorts. If you really desire to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the real identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the promotional getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Average Bookvip Affiliate Commission
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We extremely likely would not have gotten involved in another advertising 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 call offering holiday bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the trip time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning affordable flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved 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 needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, 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 luxury homes that they desired to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for just two nights is a substantial piece of time. They sold us four various stays, that implies approximately eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT