Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a vacation bundle advertising deal. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies 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 rest of our holiday bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most affordable vacation bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They don’t market the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we like about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are prepared, book. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to take a trip are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs 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 whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Fraud
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very 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 very first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering holiday packages to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures however that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however not worth nearly as much as being able 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 some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need you to submit 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 offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had actually prepared was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday plan, 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 high-end properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property told 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 a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And really ready to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental cars and truck 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 affordable costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a promotional discussion during each stay. When they sold us the plan, this is different from what we were told. When you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that indicates as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE