Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a holiday bundle marketing offer. Know that these advertising getaway bundle business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our trip plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just state that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway packages through BookVIP. If you click over to their website, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive holiday packages to some of the most popular locations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually expected and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning tells me that not every resort trip plan is going to supply a comparable experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not promote the real name of the resorts. If you really desire to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising getaway plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes when you are ready to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive expense around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the service charge was to cover ideas for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Is The Cabo Mayan Resort In Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. We very likely would not have gotten involved in another advertising offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls using trip packages to various locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it actually seems like a bargain. If they catch your interest and you decide to buy, it is needed that you do so prior to completion of the telephone call. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are using. You may have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures however that is about it. An image is worth a thousand words, but unworthy nearly as much as having the ability to read a few reviews.
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 pulled the trigger and bought a bundle. However utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of small print that makes travel preparation extremely hard and potentially a lot more costly. They don’t expose these information throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A GETAWAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to fill out a long form needing all the info that they currently 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 remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation affordable flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway package is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our plan included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a service trip we had prepared was not allowed.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, but we will not be utilizing 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 properties that they desired to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the great home told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the air conditioning system leaking into our food) was actually a good experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was fantastic. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the kind of place we thought we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We satisfied some great people. Consumed some terrific food. Took some nice strolls on the golf course. And picked up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted costs. No biggie. We feel like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you attend a marketing presentation during each stay. This is different from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle. When you are remaining someplace for only 2 nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They offered us 4 different stays, that implies approximately eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT