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all-in·​clu·​sive ˌȯl-in-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce all-inclusive (audio)
: including everything
a broader and more nearly all-inclusive view
especially : sold for one price that includes charges and fees that are often added separately
The development of the "all-inclusive" tourist package in which flights, airport transfers, hotel accommodations, meals, drinks, entertainment, sports facilities, excursions, et cetera, are paid in full in advance … Kamala Kempadoo
all-inclusiveness noun


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plural all-inclusives
: a resort that charges one fee that includes the price of a room, meals, beverages, and all other expenses : an all-inclusive resort
a vacation at an all-inclusive
Tapping into the luxury market has not been easy for all-inclusives, which are saddled with stereotypes about garish plastic armbands and warmed-over buffet-style meals.Jacqueline Detwiler

Examples of all-inclusive in a Sentence

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The buyout puts the all-inclusive hotel’s staff of 180 at your service—that includes two-star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte. Linda Laban, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 Add in a couple of LGBTQ+ teens from the neighborhood in need of shelter, and the house is essentially part all-inclusive safe space, part island of misfit toys. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2024 The Tivoli brand is also reopening its family-friendly, all-inclusive resort, Tivoli Alvor Algarve in Portugal, just in time for summer travel. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Jones, a 50-year-old family doctor from Austin, Texas, booked the March 2023 sailing with his wife for its mostly all-inclusive model. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 The all-inclusive packages offered by many clinics cover more than the procedure itself. Chris Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 This all-inclusive day resort houses multiple pools and lagoons, several restaurants, a chance to swim with dolphins, and a dedicated snorkeling area with tropical fish and rays. Jp Shaffer, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 With the arrival of the jet age in the 1960s, the island became a quagmire of sun-and-sand mass tourism, with chunks of its coast quickly barnacled with cheap all-inclusive refuges catering to hard-drinking Brits and Germans. Tony Perrottet, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Mar. 2024 Consider one or two of the waterfront cottages at the all-inclusive Little St. Simons Island resort. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024
Something to consider about cruises is that only some cruise lines are truly all-inclusive. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023 Loftie also requires Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for the all-inclusive experience, so unexpected connection issues throughout the night could impact your alarm and settings. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 10 Mar. 2023 Over Referee Payments Scandal - Reports Leaders Provide Advice For Getting Ahead At Forbes 30/50 Summit Residents will enjoy all-inclusive dining and cocktails at dinner. Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Stay at one of our top all-inclusive family resorts. Amanda Constantine, Good Housekeeping, 9 Mar. 2023 Beaches in Turks & Caicos Beaches The Beaches all-inclusive resort in Turks & Caicos features multiple resorts in one with villages themed after the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, Key West and the Caribbean. L'oreal Thompson Payton, Fortune Well, 9 Mar. 2023 Other tickets that include entrance to all-inclusive hospitality venues, suites and premium VIP areas range from $325 to $575 Thursday-Sunday. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2023 Abundant in sunny weather, sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is a popular destination for East Coast travelers and other American travelers. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 Los Cabos is full of more luxurious, all-inclusive resorts that carry higher price tags. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1702, in the meaning defined above


1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-inclusive was in 1702

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“All-inclusive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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