Solve the Puzzle of Meal Plan

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Meal plan or hotel plan is a plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals to guests at a hotel. It is very important for travelers to check the room or property rate after consider the meal plan. Most of the time, travelers compare different properties rates without looking at meal plan. Universally, there are four types of meal plan: American, Modified American, Continental and European.

Meal Plan Breakfast Lunch Dinner
The American Plan Yes Yes Yes
The Modified American Plan Yes Yes
The Continental Plan Yes No No
The European No No No

The American Plan (also listed as “AP”) means that the quoted rate includes three meals a day, i. e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals are provided by the hotel kitchen. Mostly, hotels in a remote location where there are not many restaurants — or none at all — need to stay at a hotel that offers an American plan.

The Modified American Plan (also listed as “MAP”) means that the quoted rate includes two meals a day, including breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Travelers choosing a hotel in a remote location where there are not many restaurants — or none at all — need to stay at a hotel that offers at least a Modified American plan.

The Continental Plan (also listed as “CP”), means that the quoted rate includes a continental breakfast, which is consists of coffee or tea, juice, and bread. Travelers can have different options of bread like loaf, croissants, scones, and muffins. The breakfast does not include cooked foods, such as pancakes or eggs. Breakfast is self-serve and a waiter will be available to pour and refill beverages.

The European Plan (also listed as “EP”), means that the quoted rate does not include any meals and is strictly for lodging and. The property owner will charge for the food separately. The advantage is that travelers is free to try a variety of restaurant experiences, and can often save money by eating at establishments that charge less.

There are some new meal plan which are popular these days:

Jungle Plan (JP) - All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and Jungle Safari (Elephant & Jeep Safari whichever is applicable).

Rafting Plan (RF) - All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and river rafting for the day.

Thus, next time before making any booking, ensure that you get the best deal!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Responses to Solve the Puzzle of Meal Plan

  1. m k aggarwal says:

    This surely educated me!

  2. Shivi says:

    Thanks! This is indeed helpful!

  3. kerala tourism says:

    Thanks for the clarification. Very Informative.

  4. manju barua says:

    What is APAI and MAPI

  5. APAI stands for American Plan All Inclusive
    MAPI or MAPAI stands for Modified American Plan All Inclusive

    • Manju Barua says:

      OK Understood MAPAI is MAP all inclusive and APAI is AP all inclusive.
      Thanks for that. But MAP includes what then or MAP is not MAP all inclusive and AP is not AP all inclusive. Then what does MAP include and AP include when you dont tag the AI with it ?

  6. SUSMITA HAZARIKA says:

    AI – ALL INCLUISVE in all the above plans means inclusive of all taxes viz – luxury tax, service tax, service charge, etc.

  7. Manju Barua says:

    Interesting !!! MAPI and MAP one and the same thing only one letter short. Thanks again

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