Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a vacation plan advertising deal. Know that these promotional holiday plan business 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 trying to schedule the remainder of our holiday package with them (some 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 trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the marketing trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip App
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our first experience, we most likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting telephone call using trip bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you choose to purchase, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are offering. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some images but that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a package. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very hard and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred 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 available. Unless your itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had planned was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, however we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property told us they called it. For real.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And really willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the type of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We met some good individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And got our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore 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 deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying someplace for just two nights is a big portion of time. They sold us 4 different stays, that implies as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE