We are bargain hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Vs… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may find yourself considering a holiday plan advertising offer. However you should be prepared. Know that these promotional holiday package companies are not equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our holiday bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to forget and consume the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has lots of the most affordable holiday packages to some of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some crazy good prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually wished for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They don’t market the actual 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 pictures will expose the real identity of the property you are thinking about. There was plenty of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the advertising holiday bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next area.
When you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort fees and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after whatever was said and done. In our case, part of the additional 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 Vs
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our first experience, we highly likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting telephone call using holiday plans to different destinations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it actually seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so prior to the end of the phone call if they catch your interest and you decide to acquire. There isn’t much time to look into the getaway homes they are providing. You might have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, however unworthy almost as much as being able 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 a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a bundle. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to in fact use the getaway time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning very tough and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to ask for your favored dates, they require you to complete 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 consist of your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation cost effective flights, or offered Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a company trip we had planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, which is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury homes that they wanted to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioner dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And very ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we made the most 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 discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to an advertising presentation during each stay. When they offered us the bundle, this is various from what we were informed. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying someplace for only two nights is a substantial chunk of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that implies up to eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT