Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a holiday bundle marketing deal. Know that these promotional getaway plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our holiday package with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive trip plans to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They don’t advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. If you truly desire 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. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are offered. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the promotional trip package sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Montego Bay
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we very likely would not have taken part in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call using getaway plans to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation package including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. State no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday properties they are offering.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact utilize the trip time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely difficult and possibly a lot more expensive. 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 ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need 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 offered. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is very challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a company journey we had prepared was not permitted.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway plan, 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 high-end homes that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And selected up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to 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 somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial piece of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that means up to 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT