Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip bundle advertising deal. Know that these promotional getaway package business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our vacation bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive getaway bundles 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 insane excellent costs.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Looking into the properties offered on BookVIP can be a bit of a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. If you really desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will reveal the real identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the marketing trip package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Must Fly From
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering holiday bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as being able to check out a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your preferred dates, they require you to submit a long form requiring all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation plan is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package 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. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our holiday plan, but we won’t 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 properties that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good home told 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 ignore the air conditioning system dripping into our food) was actually a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very willing to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. We fulfilled some good people. Consumed some excellent food. Took some good strolls on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore 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 reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a promotional presentation throughout each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for just 2 nights is a huge chunk of time. They sold us 4 various stays, that implies up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT