Ills of All-Inclusive Holidays

A research paper sent to us by by Professor Erdogan Koc, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University,  Turkey: All-inclusive holidays are preferred by tourists mainly to satisfy a number of psychological needs. Primarily, to a large extent, all-inclusive holidays satisfy tourists’ needs for safety by reducing the perception of financial, psychological, social, physiological, performance and time risks (Koc, 2013). […]

All Inclusive holidays – good for tourists, not so good for local communities

A survey of over 1700 holidaymakers found that the majority believe that the shift towards all-inclusive holidays is a negative development. However most people thought that tourists benefit from all-inclusive holidays, but equally that local communities were worse off.  The full report is now available to download from the Members Area Our new report, The perceived […]

All-inclusive board basis one of many factors affecting spend

New research published by the Travel Foundation shows that board basis is just one of several factors that can influence how much holidaymakers spend in resort. Board basis is (obviously) an important factor affecting spend on food and drink: the research found that all-inclusive customers spent significantly less on meals out and drinks, which meant […]

Corporate social reporting in the cruise industry

Dr Xavier Font, Leeds Metropolitan University The cruise sector has been criticized in the past for poor environmental and labour practices and limited positive impacts on the destinations they visit. Some cruise brands have responded by developing systems to manage their impacts and report their practices, while a great majority have not felt the need […]

All Inclusives

Tour operator First Choice, part of TUI, markets all its holidays as all-inclusive. Other tour operators are also keen on this model of tourism . But what does the resurgence of the all-inclusive model, where tourists are invited to ‘leave their wallets at home’, mean for the destinations we visit? Majorica – all-inclusive holidays blamed for loss of local […]

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