Invest less, travel more … right?! If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself thinking about a holiday plan advertising offer. Know that these promotional vacation bundle business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the remainder of our vacation package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and consume the expense about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway bundles through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to offer a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties offered on BookVIP can be a little a challenge. They don’t market the real name of the resorts. Instead, they use fake names. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
What we love about booking with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research study and you are ready, book. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you want to travel are available, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the dining establishments and facilities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing getaway bundle sales calls I will speak about in the next area.
Just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes when you are prepared to make your booking with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Timeshare Scam
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We really likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising deal if this had actually been our first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call offering vacation bundles to different locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually seems like a bargain. If they capture your interest and you decide to acquire, it is needed that you do so prior to completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway homes they are providing. You may have a few seconds to quickly bring up some photos but that is about it. A photo is worth a thousand words, however not worth nearly as much as having the ability to check out a couple of reviews.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. But using it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning really hard and potentially a lot more pricey. They don’t reveal these information during the sales call.
IF YOU BUY A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can just book 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 kind needing all the details that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will just include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really troublesome.
Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is really difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package consisted of a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or 1 month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a service journey we had actually planned was not allowed.
We utilized 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 high-end homes that they desired to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property told us they called it.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And extremely ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the sort of place we thought we would be staying, we maximized it. We satisfied some great people. Consumed some great food. Took some good walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to an advertising discussion during each stay. When they sold us the plan, this is various from what we were informed. When you are remaining someplace for only two nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 various stays, that means as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE