Going Dutch Treat at All Inclusive Resorts on Aruba?


The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba capped all inclusive deals at 40 percent of the 5,500 hotel rooms.  That makes Aruba one of the first locations anywhere in the world to limit all inclusive deals.

The move to limit all inclusive packages that combine rooms, beverages, dining and entertainment into one price point is to increase the number of visitors that spend money in the local economy.

Tourism leaders make the case that visitors fly in, cocoon at the resort and fly out.

Resort giants, like RIU, say that regulations will affect its plans to grow and has a negative impact on their investors.

Will it work?  What will be the impact on the resorts?  What will be the impact on tourism?

Stay tuned.


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