Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you may discover yourself thinking about a trip plan advertising deal. Know that these advertising getaway bundle companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to reserve the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be taking place. We are just going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling getaway plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is complete of the most inexpensive vacation bundles to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their site. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some insane good costs.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was remarkable. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had actually hoped for and then some.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort holiday plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Investigating the homes offered on BookVIP can be a little bit of an obstacle. They do not market the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. If you truly 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 property you are thinking about. We didn’t bother going that far. There was a lot of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our booking.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. Schedule when you have actually done your research and you are ready. You will know what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you wish to travel are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and facilities. This is a big contrast to the promotional holiday package sales calls I will speak about in the next section.
Just be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs 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 added fee was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Marina Fiest Cabo Bookvip Forum
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 actually 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 offering getaway bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a trip package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure circumstance unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the rate to where it really sounds like an excellent offer. There isn’t much time to look into the holiday homes they are using.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and purchased a bundle. However utilizing it, that is a whole different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually use the holiday time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very difficult and possibly a lot more pricey. They do not expose these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A GETAWAY BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
Nevertheless, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long type requiring all the details that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really bothersome.
Planning affordable flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is extremely challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was booked 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 needs that those stays be back to back or 30 days apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not permitted.
We utilized 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 room was filthy, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good home informed us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c leaking into our food) was in fact a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was amazing. Extremely friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of place we believed 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 location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their discounted prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you attend a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they sold us the bundle.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT