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Cheap All Inclusive Vacation Packages

Updated on September 5, 2011

All Inclusive Vacations and Deals

All-inclusive package deals are the perfect solution for those want to rapidly escape the dreaded day-to-day without having to worry about organizing a blind-date with hell. With their emphasis on price-efficiency and transparency, contemporary package deals have evolved into suprisingly diverse and flexible programs that offer a full range of attractions.

The aim of this article is to briefly summarize the most popular and most efficient offers available to travelers at the present time (I will do my best to update frequently). I have attempted to be eclectic in my choices, so as to cater to just about everyone in some form.

At the bottom of the article you can view some specific and contemporary package deals, selected without bias that I personally find intriguing!

Vacation Packages With Aol Travel

Believe it or not, after researching and sifting through reviews of my candidates I found that it is uniformly difficult to find overwhelmingly positive reviews of just about any travel agency. The reason being is that a person who had a terrible experience is more likely to write a review than a happy customer.

Aol's travel database is a handy tool in finding a bargain. Some elements I like to routinely browse are the travel deals page, which is a current list of suggested holiday bargains, and the vacation package page, which is the main search page for all-inclusive deals.

The Good News: A simple and easily navigable website, where finding deals is very fast. The selection of deals are competitive and vast (in light of AOL being a referrer). Due to the size and authority of Aol, there is a great deal of consumer feedback to browse through for ideas. Including blogs and ratings.

The Bad News: Aol Travel is not an online travel agency (for a full list of online travel agencies please click to view the list by Wikipedia). Bear in mind that this may be good news for those who do not entirely trust agencies.

A sample of Aol's slick and no-nonsense research and deal tool
A sample of Aol's slick and no-nonsense research and deal tool

Last Minute Deals With Expedia

Among the most popular travel agents online are Expedia. The prices are competitive and there are a surprising number of destinations and theme-related packages. Packaged, pre-paid trips can cost as little as a couple of hundred bucks and grow from there.

On a personal note: The reason I like Expedia is that they don't assume you know exactly what to look for in a given vacation and will seek to streamline the process for you before your ideas are set in stone. For instance, there are all inclusive vacation packages for just about anyone: From golfers to lovers, LGBT to Disney and National Parks and reserves to luxury resorts.

The Good News: Expedia offer a very thorough catalogue and assortment of deals and hotel ratings. The prices are great and incentives and deals are omni-present. New Expedia services such as real time flight updates on your mobile phone are also handy services.

The Bad News: Despite Expedia's claim that it has a 99% approval rating amongst their customers, there are reports that their customer service is quite unresponsive and inefficient if you are prone to changing plan. Due to the fact that this article is about all-inclusive packages, I decided Expedia was a good choice. However, I'm not sure I'd be willing to vouch for them under any of their other guises, simply because I have no tried them myself.

Tip: If you are wary of Expedia they are still a great research tool which you can use to book manually with.

Expedia offers a handy dedicated last-minute and vacation package tab
Expedia offers a handy dedicated last-minute and vacation package tab A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Booking features perhaps the best consumer reviews online, and seems to be a solid choice for an online travel agency. With over 150,000 rooms booked every day, there seems to be a great deal of popularity to support this claims. On a funny note, Booking is all to aware that other major online travel agencies are critisizied for their often spotty customer service, primarily because their operators occasionally seem to be non-native English speakers. To dig the point home, one their home page you can see a picture (or see below) which features the following: "We speak your language!". Ouch!

Booking offers the most comprehensive selection of Hotels, rather than all kinds of deals, so those looking for other forms of packages are advised to try either Expedia or Travelocity instead. Nevertheless my advice is that if you journey requires a hotel, you're in good hands.


Travelocity aims at being a one-stop-solution rather than a search engine aggregator such as Kayak. The two main sections of this website you'll want to visit are:

Travelocity offers competitive prices and aims to please with its tailored packages (such as the GLBT cruises) which serve as a stress free choice, while retaining a sense of variance and personalization.

One thing I did like about Travelocity is that they routinely offer some nice incentives, where discounts are hefty. As with Expedia, and I have to say, just about any travel agency, it is difficult to find overwhelmingly positive reviews. And also similarly to Expedia, most of the complaints are directed towards what many claim to be lackluster support and customer service. 

Some Motivation ;)


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      sanjeewa padmal 

      7 years ago

      All inclusive is not as attactive as it had been. more and more people usuing HB or BB being on all inclusive you need to be in the hotel in all 3 meal time there by you restricted in the hotel. you cant try much variations in local eating places. you need to eat what hotel offers you.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for all of this information. I like to take last minute trips quite often so I visit the sites you mentioned but I have never been to so I will have to add that to my list of places to shop. Great hub.

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      James D. Preston 

      8 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Thank you Dallas and Ash ;)

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      8 years ago from United States

      Extensive research presented very nicely. Thanks for the unbiased review, this will come really handy for the looming holiday.

      Cheers, Ash. :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Thanks for the comprehensive research.


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