Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself considering a holiday plan advertising deal. Know that these promotional getaway package business are not at all equal.
After the pulled 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 remainder of our vacation plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most affordable vacation plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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They do not market the actual name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Book Vip Sale Next
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 advertising offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing getaway plans to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip homes they are providing.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a bundle. However 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 preparation very difficult and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Planning budget friendly flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home informed us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And really prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose 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 participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for only two nights is a big portion of time. They sold us four different stays, that implies as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT