We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Bahamas… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip bundle promotional offer. But you should be prepared. Know that these promotional holiday bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our holiday package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve 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 site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are all set, reserve. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation package sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a few extra resort charges and taxes when you are all set to make your reservation 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 ideas for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Bahamas
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have taken part in another marketing offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering getaway bundles to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually sounds like a good deal. If they catch your interest and you decide to buy, it is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing. You may have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some photos but that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to check out a couple of reviews.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. But utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really hard and possibly a lot more costly. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD 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 favored dates, they need you to fill out a long form needing all the info that they already 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 stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our trip plan, but we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the nice property told us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some good people. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in a marketing discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT