“People who liked to plan their trips and explore the unknown approach travel a little less adventurous,” said Melissa Wu, owner of Woodlyn Travel, a travel agency in Pasadena, Calif. “The Covid numbers are unpredictable; countries keep changing their entry conditions. And people are just tired: they worry about their health, their children, their work; they are exhausted from juggling.

So it’s no surprise that all-inclusive packages are on the rise. September and October bookings at Sandals Resorts, which has 15 all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean, are up 151% from 2019. Club Med, a pioneering all-inclusive brand with 70 hotels worldwide and plans to make its Canadian debut, in the Le domaine skiable du Massif de Québec, in December, had record sales this year, with several weeks this summer showing double-digit growth in bookings compared to 2019.

Even the uninitiated are listening: In the past six months, more than 80 percent of total bookings at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Have been made by first-time guests. times, which also accounted for over more than 70 percent of bookings at Club Med resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.

“We know that many of these guests decided to book all-inclusive vacations with us in order to avoid the hassle of coordinating do-it-yourself vacations, especially after such a difficult year,” said Carolyne Doyon, president and chief executive officer. Executive of Club Med North America and the Caribbean.

Mary Johnson, 42, has taken her 8 and 10-year-old children to European capitals, to Caribbean beaches and on cruises in equal measure. In August, she and her family traveled to Sandpiper Bay because it met her top three criteria: all-inclusive, in the US, and full of kid-friendly activities, like talent shows, trapeze lessons, and games. outdoor movies.