Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday package marketing deal. Know that these advertising getaway package business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive getaway plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the homes 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 truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have actually done your research study and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a big contrast to the marketing holiday package sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Book Vip Vacations Reviews
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have actually taken part in another marketing deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we started getting phone calls using trip plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a trip bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are using.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. However using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long type needing all the info that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is very tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain 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 one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our trip package, however we will not 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 luxury homes that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice property told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT