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Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a vacation package advertising deal. Know that these promotional trip plan business are not at all equal.

After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.

From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive trip packages to some of the most popular destinations.

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

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

They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the real identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.

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

When you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Logo
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 likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting telephone call using vacation bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and elsewhere.

These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is required that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation homes they are using. You may have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.

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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. But utilizing it, that is a whole different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.

THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.

When you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will only include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.

Preparation affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is extremely tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.

Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not permitted.

We utilized the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.

THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties 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. For real.

Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And really happy to assist us with our Spanish.

Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of location we believed we would be staying, we made the most of it. We met some good people. Consumed some terrific food. Took some great walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the area.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.

Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us four different stays, that indicates as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT