Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip plan marketing deal. Know that these advertising holiday plan companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to book the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the most affordable holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy great costs.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort getaway plan 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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They do not market the actual name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the place 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 considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are ready, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes when you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bargain Travel Forum Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we very likely would not have actually participated in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing vacation bundles to various locations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
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 really sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to research the trip residential or commercial properties they are using.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. But utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning really difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning budget-friendly 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 reserved 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 an organization trip we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, however we won’t be utilizing 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 properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice home informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental car 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT