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ABTA: No such thing as typical all-inclusive holiday

All-inclusive holidays vary enormously from provider to provider, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has pointed out.

Activity holidays including sporting activities, vacations focussing on the family and beach breaks targeted at couples are all covered by the all-inclusive umbrella, spokesperson Frances Tuke said.

Recent research from youtravel.com shows that the sector is growing in the UK – with a 70 per cent rise in bookings tracked between March and April.

Halifax Travel Insurance has also found that 2.5 million Britons take a package holiday each year.

Ms Tuke commented: “There’s no such thing as a typical all inclusive holiday because they do have different markets.”

She added: “There’s a family market – you tend to have water sports thrown in, its full board, you have food, your drinks will be paid for, and some have things like ice-cream [included] as well. Then you have other kinds of all inclusive holidays, like Sandals, and Beaches, which tends to appeal to the couples market.”

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