Book an All Inclusive holiday and it may cost you more than you expect, according to a report from the Post Office.
One of the main draws of this type of package is the promise of limited costs once abroad. But holidaymakers expressed surprise at the prices they were charged for extras in some resorts.
Nine out of ten holidaymakers also said they spent extra money in local shops, restaurants and on trips.
According to our travel managers All Inclusives vary massively with some restricting alcohol to cheap local wines and beers while others offer a much broader choice including branded wine, beer and spirits. We can advise you on where to find the best value.
Meanwhile yet another holidaymaker was jailed this week after making a fraudulent sickness claim about his All Inclusive holiday where he says he got food poisoning. His happy holiday snaps on social media painted a different picture.
Ambulance chasing lawyers and claims management companies are apparently pulling out of holiday sickness claims as the travel industry fights back against dishonest claims.
One leading law firm this week revealed they had fought 80 holiday sickness cases and won 72 at trial with six couples being sent to prison and others receiving suspended sentences.
The Government has pledged tougher regulation of claims companies.
Forces sweetheart Vera Lynn flew over the White Cliffs of Dover, became a colonel and saw the world
Your first trip abroad? It was to entertain the troops in Burma, which was then a British colony. I flew out in 1944 as part of an epic trip taking in Egypt, Basra, Bahrain and India. We stopped off at the Rock of Gibraltar, which had been evacuated of civilians and turned into a fortress. In Burma they made me an honorary colonel so I could eat in the officers' mess.
Your first holiday memories? As a child my family didn't have a lot of money, so my brother, parents and I spent our holidays at Southend-on-Sea. You don't need to spend a fortune to have fun by the seaside and I enjoyed myself whatever the weather paddling in the sea and building sandcastles - and if I was able to have an ice cream I was happy.
Your favourite city? Amsterdam is one of those rare cities that are just as beautiful in winter as in summer. I have very fond memories of it. The Dutch have always been among my greatest fans - they used to secretly listen to my songs being played on BBC radio during the war - so I've always received a warm welcome.
What about cruising? The Queen Mary was the most beautiful ship in the world and I remember travelling across the Atlantic on it from Southampton to New York. I got really seasick but seeing the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty on our arrival made it all worthwhile.
Most memorable travel experience? I'll never forget once performing at a ice rink in Canada - it was cold and someone had to lend me their coat. I've always been popular there as well as in Australia and New Zealand and toured all three in the sixties and seventies. Everyone knew my wartime numbers like The White Cliffs of Dover.
How do you relax on holiday? I escaped to Hawaii after every tour in Australia and New Zealand in January and February for a post-tour holiday with my family. My favourite hotel is the Hilton Hawaiian Village beach resort in Honolulu.
Best piece of travel advice? Always pack a loo roll when going abroad. Call me old fashioned, but I think it's a good idea even today. When I travelled to France in the years after the war, you couldn't buy soft lavatory paper anywhere.
Where would you still like to visit? This might sound strange given that our boys fought the Japanese in Burma, but the one country I'd like to visit that I've never yet been to is Japan.
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