All inclusive holidays set to grow in popularity in 2019
According to tourism experts, the demand for all inclusive breaks will increase in 2019, especially among Brits. Here are some of the reasons why:
In a recent survey, it was revealed that 49% of 18- to 34-year-olds will be considering a non-EU destination for their holiday. They are concerned about passport issues (having to apply for visas) and worried that the cost of holidays to the EU will rise.
As a result, countries such as Morocco, Turkey and Egypt are seeing a lot of interest – the number of Google searches for all inclusive holidays to Turkey has risen 83% from last year. Customers will not be disappointed – there are hundreds of all inclusive resorts across Morocco, Turkey and Egypt, offering a huge range of holiday experiences.
In 2019, the amount of destinations where you can take an all inclusive break is increasing. Alongside favourites such as Tenerife and the Costa del Sol, you can also visit places such as Thailand and even Lapland.
There are many benefits to going on an all inclusive break, but one of the main ones is the cost. Although the initial price of an all inclusive might seem expensive, it covers the cost of flights, transfers, accommodation, food and drink (including alcohol) and even activities. Once you work out how much all this will cost individually, you can save a lot by going all inclusive – the average customer saving works out at £329.
Knowing how much your holiday will cost from start to finish means you won’t unexpectedly run out of money halfway through the trip. Many travel websites list all inclusives from a variety of providers, allowing you to choose which one suits your budget. What’s more, they also prominently display their best-discounted all inclusives – you can save hundred of pounds on last-minute deals.
Considering how much you’ll save on an all inclusive break, chances are you’ll have some extra cash to splash out on additional services offered by your resort. In 2019, many resorts will be concentrating on improving their activity programmes and excursions. You’ll be able to try scuba diving in the Caribbean, or a cookery course in Thailand, all organised by your hotel.
In 2019, there will also be a rise in the amount of activities offered as part of the all inclusive package. These include beach volleyball matches, complimentary yoga classes and even free entry to nearby water parks. Make sure you do your research to see what each hotel has to offer.
Rise in affordable luxury resorts
Up until a few years ago, all inclusive holidays were equated with tacky hotels in undesirable locations – why else would they be so cheap? But the past couple of years has seen a rise in upmarket all inclusive resorts.
Tourist operators now have ‘luxury’ and ‘platinum’ ranges, where you can find sophisticated, stylish hotels. The new TUI Sensatori Resorts focus on five-star surroundings, offering features such as swim-up rooms, infinity pools, and gourmet a la carte dining.
Increase in adults-only breaks
All inclusive holidays have long been popular with families (due to the financial savings and hassle-free travel) and groups of friends looking to party. But until recently, couples were less likely to take an all inclusive holiday.
That has all changed with the introduction of adults-only resorts in more secluded settings, where couples can enjoy uninterrupted time together. These hotels offer romantic restaurants, spa treatments such as couples’ massage and jacuzzi baths in each room. In 2019, all inclusive holidays are set up to provide a great experience for couples, families and friends.
With so many amazing hotels and destinations to choose from, it’s unsurprising that more and more people are choosing all inclusive holidays. In 2019 it will be easier than ever to tailor an all inclusive break to your requirements, so get booking now.