Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a holiday package promotional offer. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just got off the phone from trying to book the rest of our vacation plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most affordable vacation packages to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane good costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Perhaps the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip package is going to offer a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the homes used on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They do not promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they use phony names. However if you truly wish to sleuth out the location you will be staying a little bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will reveal the true identity of the home you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy 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 done your research study and you are all set, schedule. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you want to take a trip are readily available, you understand ahead of time. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the marketing vacation plan sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a few extra resort charges 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 Riviera Maya
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 likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting phone calls providing getaway plans to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday residential or commercial properties they are providing.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some 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 easy to actually use the holiday time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely tough and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long form requiring all the info that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization journey we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, however we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was dirty, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property told us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And very willing to help us with our Spanish.
As soon as over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And chose up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE