Invest 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 plan marketing offer. Know that these advertising holiday package business are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to schedule the remainder of our getaway plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply state that will not be occurring. We are simply going to eat the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the most affordable holiday plans to some of the most popular locations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane good prices.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Possibly the Dreams ruined us. This location was off-hook. It was whatever we had hoped for and then some.
One fast note … We have actually just utilized BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Reasoning informs me that not every resort vacation package is going to provide a comparable experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Investigating the homes used on BookVIP can be a little an obstacle. They don’t market the actual name of the resorts. Rather, they utilize phony names. 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 reveal the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our appointment.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to travel are available. There is time to compare the dining establishments and features. This is a huge contrast to the marketing trip bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your booking 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 staff.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Omni Cancun Resort Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. If this had been our very first experience, we most likely would not have actually participated in another promotional deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first advertising resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering vacation plans to numerous destinations. That is how we wound up with a getaway bundle including our most recent Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short stays in Florida and elsewhere.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure circumstance unless you just hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a great offer. There isn’t much time to research the vacation homes they are providing.
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 (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and bought a plan. Utilizing it, that is a whole various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to actually utilize the holiday time. There is a great deal of small print that makes travel planning very challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not expose these details throughout the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU BUY A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.
When you call to ask for your favored dates, they need you to fill out a long kind needing all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even available. Unless your itinerary will only include your remain at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel really inconvenient.
Preparation economical flights, or offered Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts vacation package is extremely difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay 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 needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, using them on either end of a business journey we had planned was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation package, however we won’t be using 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 luxury homes that they desired to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good home told us they called it.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the a/c dripping into our food) was actually a great experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was incredible. Really friendly and accommodating. And very going 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 made the many of it. And picked up our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional discussion during each stay. When they sold us the plan, this is various from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying someplace for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They offered us four different stays, that implies as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE