Whether you are planning to go on a holiday with family, friends or on your own, it’s important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of holiday packages. This will help you decide if they are right for you.
- 1 FedEx says it expects to handle 100,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
- 2 Thomas Cook says it expects to handle 500,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
- 3 Kuoni says it expects to handle 500,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
- 4 All-inclusive deals vs package holidays
- 5 Disadvantages of package holidays
FedEx says it expects to handle 100,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
During the peak season, FedEx and UPS have reported that the amount of package deliveries they are handling each day is nearly double that of last year. They also are hiring tens of thousands of seasonal workers. However, the logistics giants are also warning customers to be careful when procrastinating on holiday shopping.
FedEx is counting on an expanded air fleet, automated facilities, and more people to help get the job done. UPS has also invested in an automated sorting system, and expects 90% of its packages to flow through automated facilities by the end of the year.
UPS, FedEx, and USPS all expect to deliver more than 850 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are also investing a combined $40 billion over the next 10 years to make sure they are ready for the holiday rush.
Thomas Cook says it expects to handle 500,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
Earlier today, British tour operator Thomas Cook ceased trading with immediate effect. The company was known for its low-cost vacation packages. It operated more than 500 retail stores on main streets in Britain. However, it had been suffering a number of challenges in recent months, including competition from online booking agencies and a fall in the value of the pound.
It also suffered from years of mismanagement. The company was in a state of financial crisis, having lost over a billion pounds in the last year. It failed to find a solution to its financial woes. It was also hurt by uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union. The company, which had been planning to make a profit for the first time in several years, has been unable to find the cash to stay afloat.
Kuoni says it expects to handle 500,000 more packages this holiday season than it did in 2019
Having set the pace in luxury worldwide travel in the UK market for 55 years, Kuoni is predicting a ‘year like no other’ for the travel industry in 2019. According to Kuoni, it will have to handle 500,000 more packages this holiday season than it did last year, while introducing new destinations, experiences and hotels to its collection. The company is also strengthening its position in the special occasion travel sector.
Kuoni is strengthening its exclusive resorts in the Far East. It is launching the biggest ever range of luxury short-haul holidays. Some of the destinations Kuoni is highlighting include Thailand, Greece and Morocco. These new properties will feature unique wellbeing programmes, locally-sourced food and wine.
Kuoni’s commercial director has also highlighted its eco-tourism initiatives around the world. The company has built a recycling plant in the Maldives to help reduce plastic waste. In addition, it has introduced a zero waste project, replacing single-use plastic straws with edible ones.
All-inclusive deals vs package holidays
Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive holiday or a package holiday, there are a number of things to consider. The benefits of both can vary considerably, so it’s best to do your research to ensure that you’re getting the best holiday possible.
All-inclusive holiday packages often include flights, airport transfers, luggage and food. These are great options for couples, families and groups of friends. You can often pay for everything in one lump sum, making budgeting easier.
In some cases, an all-inclusive holiday will include activities such as water sports. These can be a good way to add some extra fun to your trip, but some resorts may require you to pay for these separately.
Package holidays often include a hotel that offers excellent service. This can be a great option if you want to spend less time planning your trip and more time enjoying the scenery.
Disadvantages of package holidays
Despite their numerous benefits, package holidays also come with some disadvantages. Choosing to go on holiday is often a big decision, and a lot of thought goes into choosing the right vacation. In addition, traveling with a family can end up costing a fortune.
One of the best ways to ensure you get the most for your buck is to plan your trip using a travel guide. These guides are designed to help you find the right destination, and the best deals on flights and accommodation.
When you book a package holiday, the travel agency takes care of the flights, accommodations and other logistical issues. The agency can also answer any questions you may have, and remind you of any paperwork that needs to be completed.
Many of these services are offered for free, as part of the package. Some package holidays include extra services such as activities, entertainment and excursions. These services are designed to make your trip an even more enjoyable experience.