All inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular, with a 28 per cent increase of families searching for the packages this year compared to last year, new data has revealed.
This means a massive 55 per cent of seven-night summer holiday searches for families are now for all-inclusive trips, according to travel comparison site, Travel Supermarket.
It found that the most popular destinations for 2020 are based in Europe with a couple of other more exotic locations also featuring.
Spain, Croatia and the Canary Islands feature highly in the destinations that Britons are expected to jet off to this year.
Costa Brava was found to be the best value destination for all inclusive holidays this summer
To find out the most popular locations, TravelSupermarket analysed its own data, looking at millions of all-inclusive package holiday searches across the market.
The research was based on all price searches made via TravelSupermarket between 18 November and 23 December 2019 for summer holidays.
It found that not only did families prefer all inclusive trips but also 36 per cent of couples searched for all-inclusive trips.
Emma Coulthurst, travel commentator from Travelsupermarket, said: ‘Holidays are important to Britons but keeping within a budget is really important to them. Volatile euro exchange rates over the last few years have also been drawing people to all-inclusive.
‘Sterling has been strengthening recently against the euro and other currencies but holidaymakers are still showing that knowing how much the majority of the holiday is going to cost up front is really important to them.
‘The only spending money they then need to factor in on top is for souvenirs, additional drinks, day trips and any meals out. All-inclusive takes away the hassle of having to choose where to eat and the worry of how much it is going to cost.
‘Holidaymakers, especially families, love not having to venture far and having the basics that they need close by and already budgeted for’.
This is Money, with help from Travel Supermarket, can reveal the top ten best value all inclusive destinations for this summer.
Split, in Central Dalmatia, is one of the best value locations for holidaymakers in summer 2020
1) Costa Brava, Spain
Where: H TOP Calella Palace & Spa, Calella (4 star)
When: Depart 18 August from Birmingham for seven nights for two adults and two school-age children
How much: £348pp
What to do: This coastline is back in favour with cheap prices, Blue Flag beaches, fun outdoor activities and exciting cities including Girona and Barcelona for day trips.
While holidaying in the Costa Brava, families can visit one of the water parks, go snorkelling or take a boat trip along the coast.
2) Central Dalmatia, Croatia
Where: Holiday Village Sagitta, Brela (3 star)
When: Depart Gatwick on 28 July for seven nights for two adults and two school-age children
How much: £461pp
What to do: Central Dalmatia is home to the popular region of Split and following increased interest last year, holidays to the region are predicted to rise.
Visitors can wander around Saint Domnius Cathedral, Diocletian’s Palace and Klis Fortress. Between its idyllic islands and charming medieval towns, this pretty chunk of Croatian coastline has plenty to keep you busy.
The Costa Dorada is a Spanish coastline with deals to the region 11% cheaper than in 2019
3) Costa Dorada, Spain
Where: Villamarina Club Hotel, Salou (3 star)
When: Depart Newcastle on 12 May for seven nights for two
How much: £333pp
What to do: Costa Dorada is another classic strip of Spanish coastline offering excellent value for money with all inclusive deals to the region 11 per cent cheaper than they were in 2019.
For days out, PortAventura World near Salou offers Ferrari Land and water park fun. There are also a number of beaches and resorts that line the island and are known for their calm, shallow waters.
Where: Nour Palace Resort & Thalasso Mahdia (5 star)
When: Depart Manchester on 6 May for seven nights for two
How much: £333pp
What to do: Although Tunisia is slightly pricier than last year, compared to other all-inclusive hotspots, holidays here are still a steal in 2020.
Purpose-built resort Port el Kantaoui ticks all the fuss-free holiday boxes and, for those after a side of history with their beach break, Hammamet is closer to the capital (Tunis) and the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage.
Even though holidays in Tunisia are slightly more expensive than last year, it is still popular
Where: Piñero Bahia de Palma, El Arena (3 star)
When: Depart East Midlands on 5 May for seven nights for two
How much: £283pp
What to do: If you’re looking for a pool to sit next to for a week, there’s plenty of choice here. Go early June or late September to get the best deals and avoid the crowds.
Magaluf favours the party crowd while Cala d’Or and Cala Millor are better for those seeking a bit of quiet. Port de Pollença and Alcudia are great for families.
6) Black Sea, Bulgaria
Where: Komplex Aquamarine, Sunny Beach (4 star)
When: Depart 30 July from Luton for seven nights, based on two adults and two school-age children
How much: £458pp
What to do: Bulgaria is incredibly cheap, so all options are good value here. The resort of Sunny Beach has a six mile beachfront and plenty of nightlife, whilst Nesebar down the road is quieter and have a lovely cobbled historic old town.
Families visiting the Black Sea in Bulgaria can stay for a week in summer for £458 per person
7) Turkey (various resorts)
Where: My Home Resort, Alanya (5 star)
When: Depart Birmingham on 4 May for seven nights for two
How much: £418pp
What to do: While prices currently remain largely the same for this summer as last, Turkey’s overall value still sees it rank highly. Wherever you plump for, you can expect long wide beaches, clear water and plenty of culture and history.
Resorts such as Alanya, Lara, Side, Belek and Kemer in the Antalya region offer great value. The Bodrum area, with its glistening twin bays, castle, stylish nightlife and beaches such as Gumbet and Bitez is also a strong and popular choice.
8) The Canary Islands
Where: LABRANDA Bahia de Lobos, Corralejo (4 star)
When: Depart Luton or Stansted on 21 April for seven nights for two
How much: £340pp
What to do: Of the bunch, it is Fuerteventura with the lowest average prices, which is great news for beach lovers: Lonely Planet reckons the island has the best in the Canaries.
You can choose between 150km of beach to explore, from sheltered bays for the kids to splash in to wild waters for windsurfing or crowd-free sands to stroll along.
Like its other island siblings, Fuerteventura is blessed with sunshine across the year, so it is worth also looking at prices in April or October. Corralejo and Jandia are among the most popular resorts on the island.
Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, is one of the best value destinations for families in 2020
Where: Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Marrakech (5 star)
When: Depart 22 August from Manchester for seven nights for two adults and two school-age children
How much: £496pp
What to do: Like Bulgaria and Turkey, Morocco is outside the eurozone and the cost of living is low, meaning not only the holiday prices in but also any extras such as souvenirs and activities should be well-priced.
Places to visit include the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech alongside the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia, the largest mosque in the city.
Where: Pestana Ocean Bay Hotel, Funchal (4 star)
When: Depart 18 September from Gatwick for seven nights for two
How much: £432pp
What to do: Madeira has shot up the great value all inclusive holiday list in 2020, jumping some 44 spots to make our top ten for the summer ahead. In fact, all-inclusive deals are 18.9 per cent cheaper on TravelSupermarket compared to last year.
Tourist attractions include Pico do Arieiro, Madeira Island’s third highest peak, Cape Girão, a sea cliff lookout point and Pico Ruivo, Madeira’s highest mountain.
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