Many of us are guilty of putting off going on holiday, even if we really need the break, as we are worried about spending our hard-earned cash. This is where all-inclusive getaways come in. These are affordable deals that cover your flights, accommodation, food and drinks, so once you have paid up, there is no need to spend anything else if you don’t want to.
As a result, packages providing all-inclusive cheap holidays to Turkey, Cyprus, the Canaries and other well-known destinations have become popular with thrifty Brits – meaning we have no excuse not to escape the confines of our offices and busy lives every now and again!
Some of the top reasons why the nation is increasingly switching on to the benefits of all-inclusive holidays are listed below.
1. Spending is kept to a minimum
Once you’ve booked your break, you won’t need to do much saving when it comes to spending money. If you choose to stick to your hotel’s bars and restaurants, you won’t need to fork out a single penny on your meals and drinks. Of course, you might want to venture outside the complex on a couple of nights, and you will certainly be able to afford to with all the money you will have saved during the rest of your stay.
After booking a break, the thing I look forward to the most (aside from not having to work for a week or two, of course!) is the local food. All-inclusive deals mean I can eat and drink to my heart’s content, without watching my finances. This will be especially important for those of you who have kids, as you’ll want to enjoy family meals and treat youngsters to ice-creams.
All-inclusive packages often cover the use of the complex’s facilities, such as the spa, kids’ club, whirlpool and games room, so there will be plenty to keep you occupied. Should the sun get a bit too much for you, this gives you the freedom to enjoy a spa session, before wandering over for a game of pool.
2. Once booked, everything is sorted
Once your all-inclusive holiday is booked, all you need to do is look forward to your break. Well, you might have to treat yourself to some new clothes and decide what to pack, but the hard work is done. There is no need to worry about getting from the airport to your hotel or making sure you arrive at the hotel in time for check-in – your travel agent will have arranged everything for you. You can even throw in car hire and travel insurance if you want.
I can be a bit of a worrier when it comes to getting to and from places, so knowing I have my transport sorted for when I arrive, quite often very late at night, takes a massive weight off my mind. If I didn’t choose a package deal, I’d have to arrange everything separately – the flights, hotel, insurance, car hire. It would be really annoying to find a hotel I loved, only to discover there were no flights available for when there was space.
3. Your finances will be protected
Should your airline go into administration or your hotel has to close, you will be relieved to hear that all-inclusive package holidays are covered under the ATOL protection scheme. This means while you’ll be left disappointed, you won’t be left out of pocket. It’s not quite as clear cut if you book the different parts of your holiday separately, which is why I always go for package deals.