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All inclusive resorts grow in popularity

COLUMBUS — A recent AAA travel survey found that 66 percent of Americans plan on traveling this summer, and that these travelers are looking for both value and convenience on their vacation. In recent years, all inclusive resorts, like those in Mexico and the Caribbean, have become extremely popular because they offer the value and convenience that travelers crave.

When surveyed, travelers said they look for the following when considering a place to stay on vacation:

• Overall value for money — 85 percent

• Convenience to activities or attractions — 73 percent

• Free breakfast — 63 percent

The fact that all inclusive resorts include all of these traveler must-haves helps explain their growing popularity. Travelers pay one up-front cost for accommodations, a variety of activities and all meals.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel-, insurance-, financial- and automotive-related services.

Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be found online at

The local AAA office, 1790 S. Main St., opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. weekdays and at noon Saturdays. Contact them at 599-5154.

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