We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Bookvip Fees… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday plan marketing deal. You should be prepared. Know that these advertising vacation package companies are not equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the rest of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be booking getaway plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive getaway plans to some of the most popular destinations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a challenge. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative deal with Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are prepared, schedule. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are readily available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Fees
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we highly likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting call providing vacation packages to numerous locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation homes they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very hard and potentially a lot more costly. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your favored dates, they need you to submit 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 itinerary will just consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very bothersome.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our trip bundle, but we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of 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 guys at the great home told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the type of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We met some good people. Consumed some terrific food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and check out 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 discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT