European Plan: Lodging cost only (no food or drink included).
Continental Plan: Your accommodations with breakfast which may consist of any or all: juices, coffee, tea, and bread. It may, but doesn’t necessarily include: cereals, fruits, egg dishes, waffles and pancakes to name a few. Again, it depends on your location and services. The Continental Plan is usually self-service but may offer waiter services to refill drinks.
Full-board and American Plan: In addition to your accommodations , you may receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with drinks not included.
Half-board and Modified American Plan: Accommodations, breakfast, one main meal and again with drinks not included.
All-Inclusive: Almost always includes: Accommodations, meals, snacks, soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer and non-branded spirits (keep in mind this may only apply to specific restaurants/bars at your resort). When looking at all-inclusive remember that there also may be certain time limitations to your “free” drinks and food. This may also include all fees to on-site entertainments such as the pool, club house, tennis, gym and etc..
Exclusive (All-Inclusive Plus), Super-Inclusive, Ultra-Inclusive: Keep in mind that depending on your location these options may differ: Accommodations, food, gourmet dining, unlimited ala carte dining, soft drinks, coffee, tea, wine, premium drinks, snacks, tips, resort entertainment, water sports, land sports, airport transfers, taxes, gratuities, turn down service, welcome basket, express check-in and check-out, and upgraded room amenities.
Bottom line ~ make sure you read all the fine print in all your travel agreements to ensure your travels are exactly as you expected. Each resort differs in their offerings and you need to be sure of what you are purchasing prior to your vacation or better yet, contact http://www.twigtravel.com/questionnaire--order.html to help plan your perfect getaway.