Despite a global recession and constant reminders that we should be cutting back and ‘saving for a rainy day’, it seems hard-working couples are determined to have at least one holiday per year, and they are opting for luxury all-inclusive getaways rather than last-minute budget breaks.
Long-haul travel destinations may still remain somewhat expensive for family groups, but carefree singles and professional couples are taking advantage of the growing ‘luxury travel’ trend, by treating themselves to a week or two of pure all-inclusive indulgence!
One of the greatest things about taking a luxury all-inclusive holiday is that it is just that – ‘all-inclusive’ and you shouldn’t find any of those rather annoying *** signs on the menu, signalling what is not included in your all-inclusive plan!
Additionally, once you have paid for your trip, you have the freedom to indulge in ice creams, snacks, and those delicious poolside cocktails (which are normally priced at around $15 each!), without worrying about a hefty bill on checkout day!
In addition to luxury beach resorts on the islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Caribbean and Hawaii, many cruise companies, such as Regent Seven Seas and Silversea, offer fully inclusive cruise holidays that include everything from your flights, pre-cruise accommodation, and all food, beverage, and excursions once you are on board. While these cruises are understandably more expensive that the non-inclusive alternatives, they offer the very best, and if you can afford to sail the world in style – well, why not!
Other travel trends include active, adventure, exploration and experiential holidays, as travellers across the globe are becoming more curious about faraway lands and exotic destinations, and more courageous about travelling off into the unknown.