Although booking a holiday is very exciting, working out all the details can often be quite stressful – especially if you’re travelling as a group or a family. And this stress doesn’t always end when you arrive, either, with things like excursions, meals out and other activities all needing to be arranged separately.
Step up the all inclusive holiday – a quick and easy option for people who don’t have the time or inclination to book all the aspects of their trip separately. The following are just a few of the advantages to going down the all inclusive route.
Know your budget
It can be incredibly easy to overspend when you’re on holiday, with so many exciting things to see and do in a new country. If you’ve organised each part of your getaway individually, you’ll need to budget for expenses like food and tours in addition to transport and accommodation.
This can get confusing very quickly and if you’ve never been to a particular destination before, it can sometimes be tough to work out exactly how much you’ll need each day for eating out and other activities. So this may mean you end up spending considerably more than you’d intended.
With all inclusive holidays you won’t have any of these financial worries, because you’ll know exactly how much everything will cost well in advance of your trip. This not only gives you a clear savings goal to work towards, but also means you can more accurately assess how much spending money you’ll want to take along.
What’s more, all inclusive deals can often be cheaper than booking each component of your break separately, because tour operators are able to get better deals on things like flights and accommodation than you can individually.
Take the stress out of booking
Once you’ve narrowed down where you’d like to go on holiday, choosing an all inclusive package is the only thing you need to do before you book – saving you a lot of time and effort hunting for the best deals on hotels, flights and activities.
A word of advice, though; make sure you understand exactly what the deal entails before you hand over any money, as some all inclusive offers are better than others. You can expect transport, accommodation and food to be included as a minimum, but things like alcoholic drinks, certain sports and tours may be extra (or feature in a more expensive package), so double-check that you’re getting what you want from your package.
Choose from a range of destinations
All inclusive holidays are popular the world over, so you shouldn’t find it too difficult to find a deal in your chosen destination. Places like Majorca have well-developed resorts that provide everything you’ll need on your holiday (you can see examples of what’s on offer here), with many European travelers enjoying the lack of hassle involved with booking this type of trip.
In addition to the Balearic and Canary islands, you can also find great all inclusive deals in mainland Spain, France, Italy, Turkey and Greece, as well as further afield in African destinations like Egypt and Tunisia, or on the other side of the Atlantic in the Caribbean.
If you’re concerned that going on this type of package holiday will mean you don’t see much of the place you’re staying in, don’t worry. Most hotels offer a wide range of tours and excursions that will allow you to explore the country you’re in, so you can easily see much more than simply what your holiday resort has to offer.