Are All Inclusive Holidays Killing Menorca?

Shops in Son Bou Menorca

Shops in Son Bou Menorca

In late September we were on holiday in Son Bou Menorca and were suprised how quiet it was in the center of Son Bou.

We spoke to a number of the business peple we know and were told that the hotels had become "All Inclusive" which had resulted in the visitors rarely venturing from the comfort of their hotels.

Shops were suffering as was the nightlife. It might be a cheap form of holiday but if the areas around these hotels become a desert of closed restaurant, shops and nightlife we will all become the poorer.

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Sep 23, 2015
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There are so many chauffeured NEW
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There are so many chauffeured transportation companies out there that it can be a challenge to find one that you can trust to always give you the best service. When you hire a reliable car service, you can rest assured that they will always represent you in the best way when you entrust them with your clients or other important personnel.
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Sep 23, 2015
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Just about anything can be rented NEW
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Just about anything can be rented these days, especially for rare occasions that you want to celebrate. You can rent a catering service with whatever menu you want for your guest. Even wedding gowns and tuxedos, expensive shoes and masquerade costumes can be rented.
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Sep 23, 2015
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Next time you travel for business NEW
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Aug 30, 2014
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Know what you are saying BUT !! NEW
by: Deek Gibson

My wife and i have just booked into an all inclusive hotel as self catering ...cheap as chips and our holiday dosh will go to the local cantinas ,bars and resturants.....simples

Apr 28, 2014
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by: Mrs houghton

These holiday companies are KILLING MENORCA !!!! We can't even book the GRUP HOTEL in CALA BOSCH , because ALL INCLUSIVE dies not appeal to couples who like to get out and about to eat etc..... Appealing to the PRAM BRIGADE!... Can't walk in streets too many of the m taking up small side walks ... Won't go in an area now that has a fully inclusive hotel

Nov 16, 2011
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say no to all-inclusive! NEW
by: anon

all inclusive holidays are a disaster for any holiday destination - they add nothing to local economy other than the employment opportunities in the big hotels, often owned by big chains. Local restaurants, bars, shops, small hotels, etc are gaining nothing from visitors to the island. The big Travel Companies seem to be going more and more down this route and it is up to tourist departments in these countries to say NO.

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