What Is All-Inclusive Travel?

Two glasses of drink sitting next to a pool with beautiful blue water and a stunning blue sky

4min read

Published 5 November 2023


Chances are, you have probably heard the term “all-inclusive” before... but what exactly does it mean? 

An all-inclusive holiday is where much more than the cost of your hotel room is included in your booking fee. You’ll also typically get food, drinks, entertainment and more all rolled into one upfront price. This means no surprise expenses and not having to worry about accidentally overindulging and running up a tab. 

What types of all-inclusive travel are there?

When it comes to all-inclusive ways to travel, the options are endless. From luxe 5-star beach retreats and stylish cruise ships to family-orientated resorts – you'll be able to find an all-inclusive option to suit your budget and travel type.

What is included in an all-inclusive holiday?

What exactly is included in an all-inclusive holiday can vary from resort to resort, cruise line to cruise line & destination to destination (You get the point). It’s important to do your own research to figure out which is the best option for you. Here are some things that are typically included in an all-inclusive holiday:


On an all-inclusive holiday there will often be a range of dining options included where you can order as much as you want, whenever you want – because it’s already paid for!


All-inclusive holidays often include a drinks package. This can mean unlimited drinks, however there may be a daily limit.

Entertainment & Activities

All-inclusive holidays often have a range of entertainment and activities on offer at no extra cost.

Three Benefits of an All-Inclusive Holiday


An all-inclusive holiday means no worries, for the rest of your trip! You pay at the start, and everything is included which means you get to kick back, relax and forget your wallet exists for a while. If you want to order a drink, you can order that drink – because you don’t have to worry about paying for it.

Plenty Of Affordable Options

When you are making the most of your destination, eating out at local restaurants and enjoying the local entertainment options – travelling can become costly quite quickly. All-inclusive travel has plenty of affordable options that can make it great value for money.

Great For Adults & Kids

There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts and cruises that have around-the-clock entertainment to keep you entertained. From kids clubs and games for kids to live music and shows for the kids at heart – you'll never be bored!

Flight Centre

Flight Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia.

© Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. ATAS Accreditation No. A10412.

*Travel restrictions & conditions apply. Review any specific conditions stated and our general terms at Terms and Conditions. Prices & taxes are correct as at the date of publication & are subject to availability and change without notice. Prices quoted are on sale until the dates specified unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person.