We are bargain hunters. Invest less, travel more … right?!Bookvip Website Reviews… If you like to make your trip travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a holiday package advertising deal. You must be prepared. Know that these promotional trip bundle business are not equivalent.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our holiday bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be taking place. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Definitely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their website, you will see that it has plenty of the cheapest holiday bundles to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some crazy good rates.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have only used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort vacation bundle 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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Looking into the residential or commercial properties provided on BookVIP can be a little a difficulty. They don’t promote the real name of the resorts. Rather, they use fake names. If you actually want to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the home you are considering. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You understand ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are available. There is time to compare the facilities and dining establishments. This is a huge contrast to the marketing vacation plan 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 few extra resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover suggestions for the resort staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Website Reviews
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually taken part in another promotional offer if this had been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing getaway packages to various locations. That is how we wound up with a vacation plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it in fact sounds like a bargain. If they capture your interest and you decide to acquire, it is required that you do so before the end of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to look into the trip properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to rapidly pull up some photos but that has to do with it. A picture is worth a thousand words, however not worth almost as much as being able to read a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hi, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. But 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 lot of fine print that makes travel planning very hard and possibly a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these details throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A HOLIDAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO 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 type 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 only include your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning cost effective flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wanted to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan 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, utilizing them on either end of a company journey we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, but we will not be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was dirty, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, and that is simply the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in one of the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to sell us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the air conditioner leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And extremely prepared to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the difference in the sort of place we believed we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some great individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some great strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and check out the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable rates. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. When they offered us the plan, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining someplace for only 2 nights is a big portion of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that suggests as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT