Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a trip package promotional offer. Know that these advertising vacation bundle business are not at all equal.
After the let 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 remainder of our trip package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state 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 getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the cheapest getaway packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to offer a similar experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes used on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They don’t advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. But if you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to compare the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are offered. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the promotional vacation bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Krystal Resort
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have actually gotten involved in another marketing 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 providing trip plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday homes they are offering.
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!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation very challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is really difficult. 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 remain 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 an organization trip we had planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our getaway package, 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 luxury homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good property told us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we made the most of it. 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 rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend a marketing discussion during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for just two nights is a huge chunk 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 RANT