Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your holiday travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip bundle promotional deal. Know that these marketing holiday package companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to reserve the rest of our trip package with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most inexpensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great rates.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams spoiled us.
One quick note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort holiday bundle is going to offer a comparable experience. It actually is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the photos will expose the true identity of the property you are considering. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the restaurants and features. This is a huge contrast to the advertising vacation plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are all set to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be prepared for a few additional resort costs and taxes. In our case, part of the extra charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Cancun Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had actually been our first experience, we highly likely would not have participated in another marketing deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we started getting telephone call providing trip plans to various locations. That is how we ended up with a holiday bundle including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure scenario unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it in fact sounds like a good deal. There isn’t much time to look into the vacation residential or commercial properties they are providing.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really use the getaway time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation extremely challenging and possibly a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you contact us to request your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long kind requiring all the info 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 stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation economical flights, or available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled 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 1 month apart. In our case, using them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not enabled.
We used the Cancun portion of our getaway bundle, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was unclean, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the good property informed us they called it. Genuine.
The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioner leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And really ready to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We met some good individuals. Consumed some great food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked up our rental vehicle 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 reduced prices. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, requires that you go to a promotional presentation throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT