All-inclusive holiday seaches ‘soaring in peaks’

The number of families searching for all-inclusive holidays has risen by more than a quarter amid concerns over post-Brexit vote currency fluctuation.

An increase of 28% by families and a year-on-year rise of 13% for couples searching all-in holiday options in the peaks has been reported by TravelSupermarket based on pricing research.

Interest is declining in room-only and half-board holidays for summer 2020, with a “clear movement” of people switching to all-inclusive options.

More than half (55%) of seven-night summer holiday price searches made by families are now for all-inclusive deals, followed by self-catering at 14%.

All-inclusive packages are the most popular package holiday board choice for couples, with 36% searching for the option, followed by room-only at 24%.

Emma Coulthurst, travel commentator at the holiday price comparison site, said: “Brits are searching for and booking holidays at this peak time of the year in big numbers.

“But, keeping within a budget is clearly really important to them.

“Volatile euro exchange rates over the last few years since the Brexit referendum is a key factor.

“Sterling has been strengthening recently against the euro and other currencies but holidaymakers are showing that it is still really important for them to know the majority of their holiday costs up front.

“The only spending money they then need to factor in on top is for souvenirs, additional drinks, day trips and any meals out.

“All-inclusive has become the modern, hassle-free holiday of choice. It takes away the worry and time of having to choose where to eat and how much it is going to cost.

“Holidaymakers, especially families, love not having to venture far and having the basics that they need close by and already budgeted for.”


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