Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip package advertising deal. Know that these advertising trip bundle business are not at all equal.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to reserve the remainder of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving vacation bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the cheapest vacation packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually hoped for and then some.
One fast note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the homes used on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize fake names. But if you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative deal with Google to compare the images will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the amenities and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the promotional trip package sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are prepared to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover suggestions for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip South Beach
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We really likely would not have participated in another promotional deal if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing getaway packages to various destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it in fact seems like a good deal. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you choose to buy. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are providing. You may have a couple of seconds to quickly pull up some photos however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation really hard and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A VACATION BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your favored dates, they require you to submit a long type requiring all the info 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 troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is very tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. In our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had actually prepared was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun part of our holiday package, but 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 luxury properties that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the great property informed us they called it.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed we would be remaining, we made the many of it. And picked up our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the package.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE