Going on an all-inclusive holiday can be massively cost-effective if you're on a restricted budget, says Co-operative Travel
The popularity of all-inclusive holiday packages has been increasing rapidly over the last few years as many tighten their belts and look to limit spending on their trips abroad. Yet as household budgets become squeezed, one of the last luxuries that people want to give up is the annual holiday, because it provides that short escape from the real world that is so important for a happy existence.
However, budgeting for this holiday can be made far easier by booking an all-inclusive holiday. This is because you can manage the amount that is spent on that trip abroad so you can factor it into your outgoings budget.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways that all-inclusive holidays can save you money:
Pay everything up-front
By booking an all-inclusive holiday you can really keep tabs on the cost of the holiday overall. Although a self-catering holiday may appear far cheaper at the time of purchase, this cost does not factor in food, drink and other activities that you get with an all-inclusive deal. It’s likely that you will spend far more on a self-catering trip as you indulge at nice restaurants and go to bars, while the knowledge that this is paid for at your hotel when you have gone all-inclusive is likely to persuade you to stay in and take advantage of what is already on offer.
Transfers and the ‘things you forget’
Most people who book cheap holidays often save some money initially, but they can forget about the extras that they will inevitably need to pay for later on. Things like airport transfers can be an expensive extra, while with an all-inclusive holiday these will be included. You may also find that you get a range of other trips or excursions included when you book all-inclusive.
The food is included: Good for those with kids
At an all-inclusive resort you will get your meals included, as well as a number of snacks throughout the day. Often the choice of food is so vast and includes a number of comfortable home-favourites such as pizza and chips - great for kids with hungry mouths, who are busy enjoying themselves in the pool and holiday activities.
The drinks are included: Good for the grown-ups!
A range of drinks are included too, which can help to keep you hydrated on those long, hot days sunbathing by the pool. Although it’s mainly soft drinks that are included, many resorts also include certain alcoholic beverages as part of the price you pay.
Be entertained at your complex
Most all-inclusive resorts provide high-quality entertainment for their guests every evening, and sometimes even throughout the day. Entertainment ranges from singers, dancers, theatre, quizzes and other competitions, so there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy and you really feel that you are getting enjoyment for every penny spent.
Interested in going all-inclusive on your next holiday? Visit the Co-operative Travel for a great range of deals – ranging from those on a budget to five-star luxury trips.
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