We are deal hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Pheonix… If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a vacation plan marketing deal. However you should be prepared. Know that these advertising vacation plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to schedule the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the most affordable trip bundles to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes offered on BookVIP can be a bit of an obstacle. They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. However if you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a little investigative work on Google to compare the photos will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Pheonix
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our first experience, we likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we began getting telephone call providing getaway packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a trip bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact sounds like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you decide to acquire. There isn’t much time to research the getaway homes they are offering. You might have a few seconds to rapidly bring up some photos however that has to do with it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however not worth nearly as much as having the ability to read a couple of evaluations.
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 (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning extremely hard and possibly a lot more costly. They don’t expose these details during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request for your favored dates, they need you to submit a long kind needing all the information that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Preparation affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had actually planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation 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 luxury residential or commercial properties that they wanted to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great residential or commercial property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the many of it. And selected up 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 attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a marketing presentation throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the plan.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE