Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday package promotional deal. Know that these advertising trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our trip package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually wished for and after that some.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip package is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the properties offered on BookVIP can be a bit of an obstacle. They do not market the real name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are prepared, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the promotional getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Activate
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our first experience, we highly likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering getaway bundles to different destinations. 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 constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are using.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. However using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun portion 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
The room was filthy, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end homes that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home told us they called it. For real.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, 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 area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE