Sales of All Inclusive holidays accounted for 25% of all holiday bookings made in January according to the latest research. The figures prove that people are budgeting during the recession. The All Inclusive holiday has been popular for many years.
The idea started in the Caribbean and has since spread to many other popular holiday destinations.An All Inclusive holiday will normally include breakfast, lunch and dinner in the evening, as well as all drinks including locally produced alcoholic drinks. Some hotels even include activities such as non-motorized water sports and other daytime and evening entertainment.
Whilst we agree that this type of holiday is great for budgeting, as you know in advance how much you are likely to spend, some All Inclusive hotels can be isolated making it difficult to explore the local area. Also, we find that the quality of the All Inclusive product offered by some hotels may not match your full expectations when you arrive. In other words, some destinations are better than others.Spain has always been pretty good as far as food quality is concerned.
The Caribbean, of course, is excellent, but you need to choose your hotel carefully as far as Greece and Turkey are concerned.As far as holiday destinations are concerned All Inclusive holidays to Turkey and All Inclusive holidays to Egypt are our most popular at the moment.
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There have been several Bafta and Oscar nominated films released recently that are having a knock on effect on the travel industry. The best selling movie DVD of all time is Mama Mia, which is based on the hit musical about Abba. It is a great movie and if you haven’t seen it then you should because it has got the feel good factor about it and, of course the music is brilliant.
As well as good music the Mama Mia movie also features stunning Greek island scenery as it was filmed on the islands of Skiathos and Skopolos. As a result of the movie there has been an increase in demand for holidays to Skiathos. As travel agents we can understand why Skiathos should be so popular. It is still a bit of an undiscovered Greek island gem although that could be about to change after the success of the movie.
Skiathos has a reputation for good beaches and a stunning coastline.After the hit movie The Beach, staring Leonardo DiCaprio holidays to Thailand became more popular, and holidays to Kefalonia boomed after the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was released.When a hit movie is released it is almost like free destination advertising for travel agents and we could do with more help like that.
Nicole Kidman’s new film Australia has just been released as well and will have to see if that has the same affect on holidays to Australia.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett is another movie out soon that may have an influence on the travel industry as it was filmed on location in New Orleans. The city is famous, of course for its vibrant music scene and culture and is still recovering after Hurricane Katrina.
In an article in Sundays Observer one of the worlds leading climate change experts, Jim Hansen, criticised the Heathrow Airport extension protesters. Building a third runway at Heathrow, he said, would have little or no affect on the amount of carbon emissions that the world produces. He went on to say that the main danger which is causing climate change is coal. “Coal is 80% of the planets problem” he said.
At present planes landing at London’s Heathrow airport normally have to circle for several minutes waiting for a landing slot. Once the third runway is built this problem will be solved and, therefore, less fuel will be used and that will also reduce co2 emissions.Hansen is a director at NASA and he has also been advising new President Obama to act quickly as he believes that the world only has a few years left before the problem becomes critical.
It is correct that we have to take action on co2 emissions ourselves but one new coal fired power station comes online every week in China which more than makes up for any savings that we make here in the UK.
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