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Everything That You Wanted to Know (and Were Afraid to Ask) About Family Holidays

Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life? If so, there is no doubt that you are not alone and neither is your family. Countless Britons opt for a holiday every year and this is one of the best ways to ensure healthy relationships. Having said this, one of the best ways to save money while still experiencing the getaway of a lifetime is to choose an all-inclusive holiday (sometimes known as a package holiday). Still, it is always a good idea to know what these bundles entail as well as how you can encounter the best deal possible. Let's take a look at the answers to these and other pertinent questions.

All-Inclusive Package Deals

As you might have already guessed, the main principle behind an all-inclusive holiday is to take financial concerns out of the equation. As opposed to normal trips, these deals bundle all of your expenditures into a single lump sum. You will also be happy to learn that the majority allow you to pay in instalments (after an initial down payment. Some of the expenses which are often covered within an all-inclusive holiday are:

  • Airfare and similar types of travel.
  • Rooms and accommodations.
  • Guided tours and excursions.
  • Food and drink

 

This is one of the best ways to ensure that you do not break the proverbial bank during your holiday. You will also be able to fully focus upon the family as opposed to monitoring your online account.

 

Holidays Within the United Kingdom

No one has ever claimed that you have to leave the country if you hope to enjoy all that a package holiday has to offer. You and your family can just as easily visit locations throughout the United Kingdom that you have never seen before. The white cliffs of Dover, the Channel islands and the remote areas of Scotland are a few key examples to keep in mind. Another benefit of this option is that you will not have to be worried about extraneous issues such as language barriers or currency exchange rates.

Locations Abroad to Consider

On the other hand, a holiday abroad is certain to leave a lasting impression. Spain is a popular choice amongst holidaymakers, and for good reason. There are a wealth of different areas to explore. Perhaps you and the family hope to soak up the sun associated with the Costa del Sol. You might instead wish to see the majestic works of Gaudi or to experience the grandeur of Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Either way, this country always has something in store. The good news is that most destinations are less than two hours away by plane. Other countries to consider include France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

What to Take Into Account

We should nonetheless mention that terms such as "all-inclusive" or "package" holidays do not necessarily signify that you will not incur a handful of extra expenses. This is why it is very important to read the terms and conditions before committing to any type of contractual agreement. Some of the amenities which might be associated with extra fees include:

  • Unguided tours
  • Dinners at very expensive restaurants
  • Top-shelf liquor
  • Rental cars or days at theme parks

 

In other words, do your research in advance to avoid any unexpected surprises along the way.

 

How to Get the Best Deal

The best aspect of any all-inclusive family holiday is that you will be paying significantly less when compared to booking a milieu of reservations separately. It is nonetheless wise to compare and contrast at least three travel providers if you hope to encounter the best deal. If you happen to speak with a travel agent, be sure to ask about any hidden costs or fees. Enquire if travel insurance is included or if it will need to be obtained separately. On a final note, take a look online to see what others have said about their past experiences. This is arguably the best way to make sure that you will be receiving a top-notch deal. As a result, your family will thank you!