Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a trip plan marketing deal. Know that these promotional holiday plan business are not at all equivalent.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to book the rest of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the least expensive vacation packages to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort vacation bundle is going to offer a similar experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you actually want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about scheduling with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Reserve when you have done your research and you are ready. You will understand what you are getting. If the dates you desire to take a trip are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and amenities. This is a big contrast to the marketing getaway plan sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Simply be prepared for a few extra resort costs and taxes when you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip St Augustine Florida
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have actually gotten involved in another promotional offer if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting phone calls providing vacation packages to various locations. That is how we ended up with a vacation plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually sounds like a bargain. If they record your interest and you choose to buy, it is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are offering. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some pictures however that has to do with it. A picture deserves a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as being able to read a couple of reviews.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a package. Using it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel preparation really challenging and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they need you to fill out a long type needing all the info that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning budget friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a remain in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. In our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation package, but we will not be using 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 residential or commercial properties that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great home told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
When over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And selected up our rental car 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 discounted rates. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend an advertising discussion throughout each stay. This is different from what we were told when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE