We are bargain hunters. Invest less, take a trip more … right?!Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Bookvip… If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a getaway plan promotional offer. However you ought to be prepared. Know that these marketing holiday bundle business are not equivalent.
After the let down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our trip bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be happening. We are just going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling trip plans through BookVIP. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most inexpensive getaway bundles to some of the most popular destinations.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Possibly the Dreams ruined us.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not advertise the actual name of the resorts. If you really want to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the real identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we enjoy about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have done your research and you are ready, schedule. You will know what you are getting. If the dates you desire to travel are offered, you know ahead of time. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a big contrast to the advertising getaway bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next area.
Just be prepared for a few additional resort fees and taxes when you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the added fee 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 Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had actually been our very first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another promotional offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting telephone call using getaway packages to various locations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you just hang up. Say no adequate times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really seems like a bargain. If they record your interest and you decide to acquire, it is required that you do so prior to completion of the call. There isn’t much time to research the trip properties they are using. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some pictures but that is about it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as having the ability to check out a few reviews.
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 (hi, sailboat shopping!). So we pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. However utilizing it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually use the trip time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel planning very challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details during the sales call.
IF YOU ACQUIRE A VACATION PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule 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 form needing all the details that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your itinerary will just include your stay at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely bothersome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is extremely hard. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, using them on either end of a business trip we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation package, but we won’t be using the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end properties that they wanted to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the nice residential or commercial property told us they called it. For real.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the a/c unit leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from various parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Really friendly and accommodating. And really willing to assist us with our Spanish.
Twice the shock of the distinction in the sort of location we thought we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We met some good people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some nice walks on the golf course. And picked 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 go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable prices. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you attend an advertising presentation throughout each stay. When they sold us the bundle, this is various from what we were informed. When you are staying somewhere for only two nights is a substantial portion of time, a two-hour sales pitch. They sold us four different stays, that indicates approximately eight hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE