Sterling dip boosts all-inclusive breaks says Directline Holidays

7th Aug 2013
Sterling dip boosts all-inclusive breaks says Directline Holidays

Media reports that the dip in the value of the pound against the Euro, making purchases abroad up to 11% more expensive, is affecting UK travellers are confirmed by online travel agent Directline Holidays ( which reports an 11% increase in all-inclusive bookings.

Maria Whiteman, Directline Holidays CEO, said: “All-inclusive packages can offer exceptional value for money and have been a popular choice this year for our customers who want to ensure that they are not hit by higher or fluctuating resort costs resulting from the dip in the pound against the Euro.  We’ve seen an 11% increase in all-inclusive bookings this summer with a further spike this weekend, with much of the demand for traditional European hotspots where the cost of dining out can match UK prices.”

She added: “We believe that many of our customers who would usually book a self-catering or half-board holiday have switched to all-inclusive deals to ensure that their food, drink and activities are included within the price of their holiday, enabling them to manage their budgets and still enjoy the summer”.


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