AP/J Pat Carter
January 14, 2009
The fix: "An all-inclusive vacation can be a great buy for those who don't want to worry about what they're spending, but they have to understand what is included," says Steve Gorga, president of American Express Vacations, who recommends booking with a travel agent who will do the homework for you.
An all-inclusive golf vacation, for example, might include unlimited greens fees but not cart rental. Some resorts offer free drinks at the bar but charge for in-room liquor. Others offer all-you-can-eat food -- except for lobster. To get to the bottom line, says Gorga, travelers must ask a lot of questions up front.