We are bargain hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Grand Park Royal Cancun… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation package promotional deal. You need to be prepared. Know that these promotional trip plan companies are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. However if you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to compare the images will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was lots of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we love 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 all set, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover pointers for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Grand Park Royal Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting phone calls using holiday packages to various locations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to acquire. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip properties they are offering. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture is worth a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as having the ability 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 a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long type requiring all the info 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 stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a stay 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 journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our trip bundle, but 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, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great home told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the sort of location we believed we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good individuals. Consumed some terrific food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked 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 costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE