We are deal hunters. Spend less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Branson… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a getaway bundle marketing offer. You ought to be prepared. Know that these advertising getaway bundle companies are not equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the most inexpensive vacation packages to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and then some.
One quick note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are all set, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are readily available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation package sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover pointers for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Branson
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have taken part in another marketing offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we started getting call offering holiday packages to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip homes they are providing.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really challenging and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long kind 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 itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back 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 thirty days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion 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
You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury homes that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We satisfied some great people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
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 seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is various from what we were told. When you are remaining somewhere for just two nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four various stays, that suggests approximately eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT