Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a getaway bundle marketing deal. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our getaway package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane good costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are offered. There is time to compare the amenities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the advertising holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Com Playa Del Carmen
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 gotten involved in another promotional offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering getaway packages to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
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 cost to where it really seems like a good deal. If they catch your interest and you decide to purchase, it is needed that you do so before completion of the call. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures however that is about it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
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 bundle. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you contact us to request your favored dates, they need you to complete a long kind requiring 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 just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, however 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 luxury homes that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good property told us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning unit dripping into our food) was really a great experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. When you are staying someplace for just 2 nights is a big chunk of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that implies up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT