Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself thinking about a vacation plan advertising offer. Know that these promotional holiday plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the remainder of our holiday plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking vacation bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive getaway plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. However if you really want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a little investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the facilities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional trip bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra 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 expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Flash Sales
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We very likely would not have participated in another promotional deal if this had been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting telephone call using getaway packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like an excellent deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip homes they are using.
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 bought a bundle. However using 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 preparation very difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation economical flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned 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 one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday plan, 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 sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great home told us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Really friendly and accommodating. And really happy to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to an advertising presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is different from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us four various stays, that suggests approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE