The all-inclusive hotels and resorts are facing a challenge in the Caribbean. Although this model is a great way for consumers to have an exact budget for food, rooms, and entertainment, it hurts the rest of the local tourist economy. Aruba is putting in new regulations to challenge the all inclusive model of tourism.
- All-inclusive resorts appeal to a desire by guests to leave all their concerns behind.
- The Dutch Caribbean island, located 20 miles the north of Venezuela, has become one of the first places in the world to limit all-inclusive deals,
- Popularized by chains such as Sandals and Club Med, all-inclusives are one of the fastest-growing segments of the $550 billion hotel industry
“All-inclusive resorts appeal to a desire by guests to leave all their concerns behind. And while the realities of life outside of a gated resort will never match that, destinations like Aruba should think about what they can do to make their destinations more attractive outside of the resort walls.”