Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a holiday plan promotional offer. Know that these marketing getaway bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the rest of our getaway bundle 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 cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable trip bundles 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 good rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and then some.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip package is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not market the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising holiday plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be gotten ready for a few additional resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bilmar Resort Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we most likely would not have actually taken part in another marketing offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering holiday packages to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you choose to acquire, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the call. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some photos but that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as having the ability to read 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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing 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 small print that makes travel planning really hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only book your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to ask for your favored dates, they need you to submit a long form requiring all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Preparation inexpensive flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan consisted of a remain 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 an organization trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the high-end properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Very friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some nice individuals. Consumed some terrific food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend 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 participate in a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE