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Here’s Why You Should Be Opting For B&Bs Instead Of All-Inclusive Holidays This Summer

Here’s Why You Should Be Opting For B&Bs Instead Of All-Inclusive Holidays This Summer

All-inclusive holidays are great for many reasons. Not only do they take the stress out of organising, but you can rinse the free bar to your heart's content.

They are often thought to be a great option for saving money, as you don't have to spend on food and drink when you are away, but new research has found they're probably costing you more than you think.

Despite all-inclusives set to be a popular option for Brits this year, with an eight per cent rise on last year, Post Office Travel Money has found opting for a bed and breakfast is the cheapest option.

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Research found that four in five all-inclusive holiday-going families are likely to spend more on resort extras, averaging over £407.

Of those surveyed about their most recent all-inclusive holiday, 84 per cent paid an average of £152.65 in their resort, while 81 per cent spent £254.78 on food and drink items in local shops, restaurants and bars.

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Shockingly, the report found that the price of week's all-inclusive holiday for a family of four, with the extra spending added on, could cost as much as 85 per cent more than a B&B holiday that includes lunch, evening meals, and drinks in local restaurants.

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The research compared the price of a week's all-inclusive family holiday in 10 European destinations with the B&B alternative, and found it was the cheaper option in all 10 destinations.

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This is bolstered by the fact that European B&B resorts are offering low prices, which is helped by the strength of the pound.

Handily, Post Office Travel Money listed the countries that offer the biggest savings, with Malta and Turkey coming out on top. There were also big savings in the Costa del Sol and Algarve.

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Read to switch to B&B life? Now's the time.

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Topics: Life News, holidays, Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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