Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation package advertising deal. Know that these advertising vacation bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our getaway bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the least expensive trip bundles to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a little an obstacle. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a big contrast to the marketing vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs 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 everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cabo Flash Sale
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have taken part in another promotional offer if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call using holiday plans to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to research the vacation properties they are offering.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. Using it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long kind needing all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Preparation budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, but we won’t 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 high-end properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice property told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And very prepared to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some great individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some great walks on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you participate in an advertising discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE