The idea of an 'all inclusive' holiday has undergone a revolution in the space of only a few generations. When the introduction of cheap air travel around Europe introduced the idea of the overseas package holiday in the early 1970's, it was the first chance many had to experience a real opportunity of a foreign holiday and all that it entailed.
Today, what were once called 'full board' holidays are a very different proposition to the original packages provided for the original wave of mass-market holidaymakers, who were maybe used to a more ‘holiday camp’ style of trip when they went abroad.
Unfortunately those who took the early tours often came home with stories of half built hotels and resorts which more resembled a construction site. This even became tried and tested subject matter for a generation of comedians.
Today an all-inclusive package holiday is are for those who want to make the most of a relaxing holiday, safely in the knowledge that everything has already been paid for in advance.
As with most things in the age of the internet, the best way to find cheap all inclusive holidays is to go online and to look through the major package holiday tour operators to see the deals they have available in the comfort of your own home.
Just because you are looking for a bargain doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on the quality. Some of the late deals you will find online simply mean that you are getting a top notch package for a very good price. There are a wide range of all-inclusive deals to suit all budgets, from some excellent family orientated trips through to some of the highest quality five-star purpose-built resorts which offer every modern convenience in ultra-contemporary settings.
Co-op Travel is one of the major providers of all inclusive packages, and at any one time you will find some great value bargains on their website. Popular destinations such as the Canary Islands and the Spanish Costas are of generally always available, as are more exotic choices such as Egypt and the Caribbean.
Spain and Portugal are great all-year-round choices due to the reliable Mediterranean climate and the familiarity of a European lifestyle. Egypt is not much further in terms of flight time but offers a mix of history and heritage unavailable elsewhere, along with the more traditional beachside attractions of the Red Sea resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh.
Long haul destinations such as Florida and the Caribbean are a great way to make the most of an all-inclusive deal, taking full advantage of worldwide travel whilst enjoying the fact that all your food and drinks are included in the price. This means you don’t have to worry about the hidden costs and you won’t be required to take much additional spending money.