Announces New Summer Travel Deals with an Inclusive Difference

July 10, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, July 10, 2012 is pleased to announce a series of hot summer deals for some of the most exotic travel destinations. These vacation specials include resort packages starting as low as $444 per person for five nights in sunny locales such as Negril, Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Cancun, Mexico. The low prices are possible thanks to the inclusive vacation format, which includes everything from accommodations to meals and some activities, and saves over standard hotels and services for many vacationers.

The difference between a standard vacation at a traditional hotel and an all-inclusive vacation can be huge in terms of budget and satisfaction, whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic getaway or adventurous singles vacation. These are a few of the factors that differentiate between an all-inclusive resort vacation and a stay at a standard hotel:

Price All-inclusive hotels are often a bit more expensive than standard hotels, but they come with much more. A standard hotel may include some amenities for the booking cost such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business services and continental breakfast (ie. toast, cereal, fruit, tea, coffee and juice). An all-inclusive resort, on the other hand, will offer countless other amenities (which are detailed further below). If you use more of the "free" stuff that the all-inclusive hotels offer, you can get more out of your money.

Entertainment The entertainment at an all-inclusive resort may range from line dancing to a full Cirque du Soleil style show; it varies greatly from one resort to the next. Even at the most basic resort, however, you can almost always count on some sort of pool exercise, dance and/or comedy routines and karaoke, if not more elaborate entertainment. Many times, these are included in the price at an all-inclusive resort, whereas you can expect to pay a pretty penny going out for an evening while staying in a standard hotel.

Drinks and Food Most all-inclusive hotels have numerous bars throughout the hotel, and you are likely to have an unlimited amount of mixed drinks, shots and sodas. You are unlikely to drink high-end alcohol at most resorts, however, unless you pay for it. When it comes to food, many hotels have great options such as lobster, steak, and other high-end menu items that change daily. Food is generally available around the clock, although some hotels only have two or three restaurants to choose from, which may get old if you're planning an extended vacation. Most (not all) people will find something to enjoy at all meals, though, and it really cuts down on spending money.

Add-ons When making the final choice between an all-inclusive resort and a standard hotel, it's important to remember that there are add-ons, which can result in additional costs during an all-inclusive vacation. Things like sightseeing tours, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, ATV riding and spa options are not likely to be included in most packages. Casinos, obviously, will also require additional spending on your part.

If you're trying to plan a luxurious and budget-friendly vacation in an exotic location, an all-inclusive resort could be your best bet. If you're planning an extended vacation for weeks on end, standard hotels may be a better option so you don't get bored of the food and entertainment options and you have more freedom to roam. And then there is a third option: divide your time between exploring and staying in standard hotels, and a week or so relaxing in an all-inclusive resort such as the Riu Negril, Dreams Punta Cana, or Riu Palace Peninsula. will have special pricing for these and other resort vacations throughout the summer. To learn more, visit

About was created by a group of veteran travel agents and wholesale tour operators with more than 30 years of vacation servicing experience. combines the individualized vacation attention of a local travel agent with the low resort prices those local agents can't offer, providing a one-stop, all-inclusive vacation experience where there are never any hidden fees.