Once again travel experts are predicting that all inclusive holidays will be top of the wish list for travellers this year. If you’re thinking of booking an all inclusive trip, it’s worth remembering that you’ll get different packages depending on the type of holiday you choose.
Whether it’s winter sun holidays or trips to the piste, time-away in the new year can be made simpler, more affordable and more luxurious by choosing an all inclusive package. They give you the chance to pay for the majority of your break before you go away and, as an added bonus, by cutting back on cost and simplifying the budgeting process they allow more people to head off to their dream destinations. Families and singles alike will love taking advantage of cheap Orlando holidays where you can catch some year-round sun or visit one of the world-famous theme parks.
But what do you actually get for your money? The experts from Thomas Cook tell us what to expect from winter sun breaks or ski holidays.
Winter sun breaks
As the festive season ends and the chill of January sets in, more and more travellers think about heading to warmer countries and milder climates.
Winter sun breaks tend to focus on destinations like Sharm el Sheik, the Algarve and Cyprus. Holidays to Turkey are also a popular winter sun option, with destinations like Bodrum and Antalya helping to warm up even the most chilled holidaymaker.
But what do these holidays usually include? All inclusive holidays of this nature will almost always include flights, accommodation, transfers and meals.
Snacks are often included and many packages also feature drinks, including alcoholic beverages. All inclusive packages focusing on sun and sand tend to include access to resort facilities like pools, gyms and kids' clubs. Some companies will also offer added benefits such as water sports or excursions.
Ski holidays are very popular at this time of year, although they do tend to be fairly expensive, which is why all inclusive ski packages are becoming increasingly popular. Like sun escapes, ski holidays tend to factor in transport, accommodation, food and use of resort facilities such as a heated pool and hot tub. Other things that can be factored in to an all inclusive ski holiday include lift passes, equipment hire and snacks. If you’re a novice skier try to look for a package that includes some introductory lessons too.