26 Jan '12, 7am

Are all-inclusive luxury holidays the way forward in austere times?

Make no mistake, Britain is suffering the aftermath of recession; unemployment continues to rise as more and more high street chains fall by the wayside. Figures indicate that a recovery is underway, but is faltering, and painfully slow, the millions out of work certainly aren’t feeling the benefits. The outlook seems gloomy, but for many, the summer holidays certainly don’t. Studies have indicated that although consumers have reduced their spending on non-essential items, most aren’t prepared to give up their week or two in the sun. An annual holiday is almost seen as a rite of passage by Brits and while we might be prepared to catch the bus to work, forego fancy restaurants and jettison the designer jackets, holidays are set to remain firmly on the menu in 2012. Of course, the travel market is in a state of flux, firms are having to adapt in order to pander to the new ca...

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