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Difference between Half Board and Full Board

Question by Guest | 2018-04-27 at 19:28

I am currently going through some offers for our next vacation and in many hotels I can choose between full board and half board.

Can someone explain to me what that exactly should be and what the difference is? And why half? Do you only have a half room or the room for half of a day when taking the cheaper half board? Or at what point is saved?

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The difference between full board and half board refers to the meals respectively the food included in the price of the trip.

  • Full Board or Full Pension: In addition to the accommodation, the price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Half Board: There are only two meals included. Breakfast as well as either lunch or dinner. Mostly the two meals are breakfast and dinner.

By the way, there is even a DIN standard that defines the above. The half board (German: Halbpension) is defined in DIN EN ISO 18513 number 2.4.3, the full board (German: Vollpension) in DIN EN ISO 18513 number 2.4.4. However, a statement whether drinks are included in full board or half board is not made. These are only mentioned in the DIN EN ISO 18513 number 2.4.5 (All Inclusive).
2018-04-28 at 09:59

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