Package Holidays

by Anne Flannery

Oct 11, 2018

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During the holidays, London’s Hyde Park becomes The Winter Wonderland. The festival is one of the largest in the world, boasting twinkling lights, an ice rink, carol concerts, holiday food, Christmas parties, shopping villages and a Christmas-themed Cirque du Soleil-style circus.

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The packaged holiday, in the most general terms, involves buying your flight, hotel, car and some amenities together. This concept probably reminds you of the deals your grandparents might have struck when visiting a travel agent back in the 1980s. With the rise of online amenities like Airbnb and discount airlines, it is easier than ever to curate your own vacation experience. And yet, the packaged holiday never went away and might be poised for a comeback.

If you have ever flown Southwest or used Expedia, there is often a plea for you to include a hotel, car or both in your booking. You may receive a slightly reduced rate, but, at the very least, it is all taken care of through one intermediary, which is nice. The traditional packaged holiday, though, usually includes activities on top of these more practical matters of transportation and lodging. If you are based in Europe, check out last-minute holidays where they have options from cheap to luxury bundles. You can include as much or as little into your package holiday as you would like.

If you are flying out of Asia, then Cosmos offers a wide variety of hubs. If you are in the United States or would like to visit, Expedia offers some accessible packages you might want to look into. Sometimes you just need someone else to do the planning and now it is a click away.




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