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Some holidaymakers 'are wasting money on all-inclusives'

10 February 2010 06:26

Some holidaymakers 'are wasting money on all-inclusives'

Although all-inclusive holidays undoubtedly save money if you intend to stay close to your accommodation, holidaymakers have been encouraged to think about whether this option is the best for them.

New research carried out by has found that while most people book this kind of break to allow them to budget more easily, 39 per cent reported not using the facilities to their full potential.

Almost half thought that they could only get food and drink as part of their deal rather than perks such as use of the gym and tennis courts and 27 per cent were reluctant to ask and find out.

Furthermore, 43 per cent did not eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their hotel every day, meaning that they were effectively buying food they had already paid for.

Chris Brown, spokesperson for, commented: "Holidaymakers should research what will be available to them at their accommodation for an all-inclusive cost before they arrive, to fully benefit from the luxuries on offer and ensure they're not wasting their money on perks they won't enjoy."

If you do make sure you're getting the full benefit from your all-inclusive break, why not try to save some money by getting a travel insurance quote at World First? It could be cheaper to buy a family policy instead of individual insurance, or to purchase cheap annual travel insurance policy if you intend to go abroad more than once.