We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Busch Gardens… If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip plan advertising deal. But you need to be prepared. Know that these advertising vacation bundle companies are not equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the most inexpensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t advertise the real 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 home you are considering. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Busch Gardens
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we most likely would not have taken part in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing holiday bundles to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like a good deal. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you choose to purchase. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway homes they are providing. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some images however that has to do with it. An image deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. But utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation very tough and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long kind requiring all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, but we will not be using 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, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very going to assist us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT