Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a getaway bundle marketing deal. Know that these advertising vacation plan business are not at all equal.
After the pulled 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 bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are simply going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest vacation plans to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane good rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. If you actually desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are considering. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist 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 restaurants and features. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes when you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Krystal Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have taken part in another promotional deal if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering trip packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really seems like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you decide to acquire, it is required that you do so prior to completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway residential or commercial properties they are using. You might have a couple of seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, but unworthy almost as much as being able to read a couple of reviews.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing 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 lot of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these details during the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just schedule 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 requiring all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included 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. So, in our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation bundle, however we will not be utilizing 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice home told us they called it.
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 good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the type of place we believed we would be staying, we maximized it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Ate some terrific food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental automobile 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the package. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us four various stays, that indicates approximately eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT