Spend less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip bundle advertising offer. Know that these advertising trip package business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to book the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be occurring. We are just going to forget and eat the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was incredible. Perhaps the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had expected and then some.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort getaway bundle is going to provide a comparable experience. It truly is all going to come down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP site to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to travel are available. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the promotional vacation plan 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 additional charge was to cover tips for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Timeshare Presentation
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we very likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we started getting call providing holiday plans to numerous destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a great deal. There isn’t much time to investigate the holiday properties they are offering.
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!). So we shot and bought a package. But utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more costly. They do not reveal these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A TRIP PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, fair enough.
However, when you call to request your preferred dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the details 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 remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Preparation economical flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was booked by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our bundle consisted of a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs 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 permitted.
We used the Cancun part of our trip 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 luxury properties that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home told us they called it.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some good people. Ate some excellent food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you attend a promotional presentation during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They sold us 4 different stays, that implies as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT