More and more travel agencies offer package holidays, which include many services at a reasonable price. Package holidays are becoming popular with families, newlywed couples and pensioners. In spite of having multitude of advantages, package holidays also have some drawbacks.
The good thing about package holidays is you will know with a reasonable degree of certainty what the total cost of the holiday will be. Your flights, accomadation, meals and entertainment are included in the price. Another thing is that many packages offer facilities such as swimming, pool, restaurants, bars, children's clubs and activities such as cycling or tennis, so you will not get bored during your vacation. What is more there are now a large number of tour operators offering tours to almost every corner of the world. You can spend your holidays in the Maldives, Egypt, Europe or the Far East.
Package holidays have many advantages, but there are a number of disadvantages, too. To start with, you basically spend most of your time in the resort complex, so some of the more appealing touriest locations might go unvisited. It also means that you are stuck with whatever the hotel offers, which might e very good or might not be so good. However, the worst thing that might happen when you choose package holidays is that you can be cheated by the travel agency. After you get to the destruction country, it may appear that your accomodation has not been paid or the hotel is below standard.
On balance, it seems that package holidays have both advantages and disadvantages. They offer a comfortable and carefree way to spend your vacation, but they also have some drawbacks that people often tend to forget about.
quote:bogazici university, writing booklet-7; spring-2013