Bookvip Hilton Head Sc 2023

Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation plan promotional deal. Know that these marketing trip plan companies are not at all equal.

After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our getaway 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 reserving trip packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …

Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable vacation 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 excellent rates.

Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and then some.

One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research you put in.

Looking into the homes provided on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. But if you really wish to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.

What we enjoy about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have actually done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a big contrast to the advertising holiday package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.

When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be gotten ready for a couple of extra resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Hilton Head Sc
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 very likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering holiday plans to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan 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 scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they capture your interest and you decide to acquire. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday homes they are using. You might have a couple of seconds to quickly bring up some images however that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a few evaluations.

They drew us in with a stay 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 plan. Using it, that is a whole different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.

IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.

Nevertheless, when you call to request your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very troublesome.

Planning economical flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip plan is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.

Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of a company trip we had actually planned was not allowed.

We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday bundle, 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 high-end residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice property informed us they called it.

The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.

Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of place we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We fulfilled some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.

Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. When you are staying somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge piece of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four various stays, that means as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT