All Inclusive Holidays – Good For Tourists, Not So Good For Locals

According to a survey by charity Tourism Concern of over 1,700 holidaymakers the majority (55 per cent) thought the shift towards all-inclusive holidays a negative development.

Almost 70 per cent of the 1,750 responders had been on an all-inclusive holiday. However, the majority believed that while tourists benefited from all-inclusive holidays, they thought local communities were made worse.

Nonetheless, 42 per cent of the survey sample is likely to go on an all-inclusive holiday in the next two years.

Mark Watson, executive director at Tourism Concern stated, “It is clear that, while there is continuing demand for the all-inclusive model, there is also an increasing awareness of the model’s negative impacts, even among those who enjoy the all-inclusive experience.”