Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip package advertising offer. Know that these promotional holiday bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are simply going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest getaway packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was everything we had wished for and then some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to offer a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our appointment.
What we love about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research and you are prepared, book. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Just be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes when you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after whatever was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Orlando Florida
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we most likely would not have participated in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call using trip bundles to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday package including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to research the trip residential or commercial properties they are providing.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type requiring all the details that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is very tough. 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 bundle included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our holiday plan, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end homes that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And got our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT