With independent travel becoming easier and more accessible, you would expect the days of going to the travel agent to book that package holiday were long gone – but apparently they aren’t.
According to the Association for British Travel Agents (ABTA) the number of people booking package holidays has increased from 37% in 2010 to 48% in 2012. This steady rise could see over half of holidaymakers this year booking package deals – but why?
While it’s convenient to have everything organised, does the endless food and drink provided on all-inclusive packages limit the exploration and support of local shops and restaurants?
Do you prefer the easy, stress-free option of the package holiday, with flights, transfers and accommodation included, or would you rather customise your break, travel independently and seek out breakfast, lunch and dinner on your own?
Tell us what you think!