We are bargain hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip.Com Reviews 2014… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation package advertising deal. But you need to be prepared. Know that these marketing holiday plan companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our vacation package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest trip packages to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to offer a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location 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 thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to help 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, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the marketing vacation plan sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Reviews 2014
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our first experience, we highly likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing getaway plans to different locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to research the holiday homes they are using.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the trip time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning extremely challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t reveal these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you contact us to request your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long kind requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning economical flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday plan is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a service trip we had actually planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway 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 luxury properties that they wanted 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.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the a/c unit dripping into our food) was in fact a good experience. They altered the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in an advertising presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE