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Though no one can predict the impact our current topsy-turvy economy will have on the travel industry, I have faith that the all-inclusive vacation – as a value through boom and bust – will endure. The birth of the all-inclusive during the oil crisis in the 1970s supports my optimism. Tourism in Jamaica was sluggish and Prime Minister P. J. Patterson asked me to create something capable of jumpstarting the stalled industry. Fast-forward 35 years and we seem to have come full circle: oil dependency, financial upheaval and political change. Yet whatever the condition of the economy, the appeal of the all-inclusive vacation remains the same. The one-price-buys-all model is a smart, value-driven choice that offers a distinct advantage: it eliminates most if not all of the financial risk and surprise from a vacation. Read the rest of this entry »