Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a vacation bundle advertising offer. Know that these advertising holiday plan companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our trip package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most affordable trip bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had wished for and after that some.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the residential or commercial properties offered on BookVIP can be a bit of a challenge. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. However if you truly wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative deal with Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research study and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing trip bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few additional resort charges and taxes when you are ready 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 added fee was to cover ideas for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually 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 very first marketing resort stay, we began getting call offering getaway packages to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan 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 scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you choose to buy, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the call. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some images but that is about it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as having the ability to read a few reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. However utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation very tough and possibly a lot more costly. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to complete a long kind requiring all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of an organization journey we had actually planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our getaway plan, however we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wished to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some good people. Ate some great food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the package. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for only two nights is a big piece of time. They sold us four various stays, that suggests up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT