Monday, May 14, 2012

All Inclusive Holidays Growing In Popularity

Tourist standing on the beach of Makadi Bay, E...                              (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There is a growing trend in holiday vacations that gather all the parts of a vacation into one package, for one price. These all inclusive holidays include your hotel, food, kids entertainment, and even drinks for one price. Imagine, not having to worry about running out of money while on holiday. 

This idea of all inclusive holidays was invented by Club Med over 60 years ago. It has had much popularity over the years but not like it's seeing now. According to a Vacation Holiday survey, one third of all vacations are all inclusive holidays and this is up 50 % over the last 4 years. 

This type of vacation has changed the behavior of people on holiday. When they arrive at their destination 90 % of the guests do not venture off the resorts property. They believe that they already paid for their food and drink, why go off resort and have to pay money at a local restaurant or bar.

This has put a damper on the mood of local establishments. Businesses feel the loss of income and sometimes are closing because of it. Local businesses are reaching out to the resorts for relief. The resorts are looking into the problem and may be able to create a dine around plan to help alleviate the problem.

If you put yourself in the shoes of the vacationer, what would you do? The kids are having fun, drinks are on tap, and you have all the food you want; why leave.

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  2. I've been tempted by the idea of an all-inclusive, but I chafe at the thought of feeling pressure to stay within the confines of any resort. I like to explore and find the places that locals go. On the other hand, that can be dangerous! Maybe we'll try an all-inclusive one day...

    1. I relate it to a cruise ship vacation. It's the same thing. One price and everything is paid for. Not a bad deal.

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