Package holidays are one of the most popular ways to book an overseas holiday and, given the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, are becoming even more popular as they offer holidaymakers the highest level of protection and peace of mind. So, what is a package holiday and why should you book one?
Any type of holiday – such as a city break, a beach holiday, a ski trip or even backpacking around the world – can be a package holiday. While packages can be ‘ready-made’ by the travel company they can also be ‘tailor-made’ to suit each customer’s preferences and budget. The definition of a ‘package holiday’ is simply that a travel company has put at least two parts of your trip together for you, such as your flights, accommodation, car hire or tickets to a local attraction.
Booking a package holiday offers a range of benefits to holidaymakers, including legal and financial protection under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Regulations, great value for money, and the convenience of having someone else plan your holiday for you.
Whether you choose to book a package direct with a tour operator or indirectly through a travel agent – which gives you the chance to compare holidays from a range of companies – you will be able to enjoy the many benefits that come with booking this style of travel. On top of all of the usual benefits of booking a package holiday, many of our Members are also offering additional flexible cancellation and rebooking policies, so it’s worth finding out what your options are.
Here, we explore some of the main reasons why booking a package holiday is a good idea.
If you have any questions about package holidays, we’d recommend speaking with an ABTA Member for more information.