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Anyone used BookVIP.com ?

Siwy12 1,129 157 December 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM in Travel (2)
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has anyone used Bookvip.com for hotel reservations? Looking to head to Cancun in Feb and the deals look amazing. I'm assuming its a timeshare presentation deal but wondering what kind of experience folks have had going through this company.

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Try googling bookvip.com reviews. It looks like they are all-inclusive of meals, etc. I would wonder if there are any other fees. Also check tripadvisor.com/
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Try googling bookvip.com reviews. It looks like they are all-inclusive of meals, etc. I would wonder if there are any other fees. Also check tripadvisor.com/
i tried googling for reviews already and did not find much. was hoping someone on here had some personal experience with this company...
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I found this on tripadvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTo...itoba.html

From what TA says, it's a 90-min timeshare presentation but the price is per room for 2 people. That's a hassle. Air is also not included. The price is right, though.
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I found this on tripadvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTo...itoba.html

From what TA says, it's a 90-min timeshare presentation but the price is per room for 2 people. That's a hassle. Air is also not included. The price is right, though.
thanks - I saw the FW thread as well but the TA one was new to me. We already have air tix booked for Cancun so this is very tempting...
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One of the reviews I read said that availability is limited. If your air doesn't mesh with the dates available, try vrbo.com or homeaway.com for apartment or full house rentals by the day or week. Usually a 2 or 3 day minimum, but have done well for $70 - 150 per night in different resort locations.
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One of the reviews I read said that availability is limited. If your air doesn't mesh with the dates available, try vrbo.com or homeaway.com for apartment or full house rentals by the day or week. Usually a 2 or 3 day minimum, but have done well for $70 - 150 per night in different resort locations.
thank you for the recommendation but we are going with kids and looking for an all-inclusive, large resort type of vacation (where we don't have to leave for anything...)
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Good luck & enjoy. Would like to hear how it goes.
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Try googling bookvip.com reviews. It looks like they are all-inclusive of meals, etc. I would wonder if there are any other fees. Also check tripadvisor.com/
Company is IMS, Fun and Sun Getaways, Interactive Marketing Solutions, or Resort Vacation International. They have a bad rep on the web. They sell timeshare vacations and don't disclose the facts of the promotions. They have had over 150 websites in the past ten years... You can find them on the BBB with an F rating here: http://www.bbb.org/dallas/busines...a-90520382
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Thanks jamesC100 for joining the thread !

[QUOTE=JamesC100;66768214]SEOJR,

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Where most issues occur is where the customer tries to circumvent the resort's qualifications and the resort denies the reservation or where rooms become unavailable due to sold out dates in which we always refund the customer.

/QUOTE]

Can you comment on this ? What qualifications does the customer circumvent which causes these issues ?

How can a room become "unavailable" after I have a confirmed booking with RVI ?
Is that possible ? I have booked airfare and time off work, I cannot change my dates
arbitrarily. Should I not use RVI if I cannot accept a last minute change ? A refund
does not do me any good if I have non-refundable airfare and a job which needs lots of notice for timeoff.
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We just came back from a 7 day, 6 night vacation at Secrets in Punta Cana. We were a little hesitant at first but after being contacted by the hotel, received out receipt and confirmation, we were more confident. It was terrific. The only obligation was to attend the 90 minute presentation at the vacation club. No pressure to buy. It was a lovely resort with good food, beautiful beach and friendly, helpful staff. We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing vacation.
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Just want to give my story on booking with bookvip.com. I booked a 4 night stay at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It wasn't bookvip.com that paid for the room but Diamond Vacations - a time share company. That may be why some people are saying that the hotel didn't know who bookvip.com were. Diamond doesn't even own the Stratosphere, they were just offering the deal for people staying there to come to their property in Las Vegas - Polo Towers. Diamond had a kiosk set up at the Stratosphere and we had to check in there before checking into the hotel so that they could give us our voucher and information on the time share presentation. We attended the presentation and were greatly entertained by the speaker - he was fabulous so at least it wasn't boring. At the end we said no thanks and went on our way. We saved about $350 just by sitting through the presentation. Would I do it again? DEFINITELY!
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My wife and i used the site to book the omni. It is legit, though the presentation lasted 3 hours. It included breakfast with the agent, tour of the suites, then the hard sell. Dont be affraid of a scam, its not. If you dont like pressure situations you wont like the hard sell at the end, if you are good at saying NO it wont be a problem.
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has anyone used Bookvip.com for hotel reservations? Looking to head to Cancun in Feb and the deals look amazing. I'm assuming its a timeshare presentation deal but wondering what kind of experience folks have had going through this company.

TIA!
We just got back from Cancuun - we got an amazing deal so we thought - I knew something was up when we arrived at the hotel - we were greeted by 2 women from timeshare company - they asked to see our credit card? Odd? But showed her - got instructions for attending timeshare meeting - then and ONLY then were we allowed to check in - ok next day we attended 90 minute timeshare presentation - more like 1/2 day- first thing they ask for id and credit card? I'm like again? Go thru entire thing -- decline deal - told we fulfilled our obligation - returned to hotel. return home one week later - to a $499 additional charge !!! Stating we didn't have a credit card???? Seriously??? Total scam - not one word back - filed a claim with credit card company for fraudulent charges- apparently bookvip does this all the time - run don't walk
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I used them for a trip to Mexico and everything worked out fine. Attended their time share presentation and declined the offer. There was not much pressure to buy, and they gave me a receipt at the end stating that I completed the obligation. I didn't see any extra charge on my credit card. May be I just got lucky.
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