When going abroad on holiday or vacation, many travelers have recently chosen all-inclusive vacation packages as an alternative to paying for each step of their trip in pieces. All-inclusive packages can provide relief from the pressures and worries of travel and allow holidaymakers to relax and enjoy their vacation.
Most of the comprehensive arrangements offered by resorts, hotels, villas and tourist providers include accommodation, meals, soft drinks, beverages, recreational activities and entertainment in the price of the arrangement. Many include other activities, such as sports, tours and more. Some comprehensive packages are tailored to specific interests. For example, tours can be for adults, families, couples or business groups.
For the traveler who cares about planning every detailed vacation, all-inclusive travel arrangements are a great way to escape the stress of the trip. In addition, guests can plan their expenses very precisely, as the price of a travel arrangement rarely changes.
When buying a comprehensive vacation package, it is worth considering the role that the agency or resort plays in the local economy. Some major tour operators have criticized the diversion of resources from the local tourism economy, preventing tourism dollars from being spent in local businesses, while others play an active role in supporting the local economy.
One resort that has recently begun to grow in popularity is Sri Lanka, which is fast becoming one of the world’s hottest vacation destinations. As the tourism industry recovers from the civil war, which ended in 2009, more and more comprehensive holiday packages are becoming available. For travelers looking for great value for their next vacation, in a destination that is a little off the beaten track, Sri Lanka might just fit.