Holidaymakers choosing inclusive deals
27 January 2009 08:14
Travellers are turning to inclusive holidays because they want to budget for as much as possible before they go, it has been claimed.
Annual travel insurance and flights must be booked beforehand regardless, but by purchasing inclusive deals, holidaymakers are also paying for the majority of their food, drinks, entertainment and activities upfront.
According to online holiday insurance and flight comparison website Travelsupermarket.com, this allows people to know exactly how much their holiday will cost and lets them rest easy knowing that everything has already been paid for.
Bob Atkinson, a travel expert from the firm, explained that booking an inclusive holiday gives travellers the chance to set their price and enjoy themselves knowing that they will not return home to "a huge bill".
"By taking an all inclusive holiday, you are saying, 'I bought that holiday and I am going to spend x per person and the only thing I am going to have to spend on top of that is a few incidentals because everything is included,'" he added.
Earlier this month, Travelsupermarket.com told the Telegraph that bookings for inclusive holidays were up 17 per cent in the five days leading to January 1st compared to the same period last year.