The purpose of this study is to verify whether the experiences and preferences of people with high wages and higher education who visited all-inclusive resorts can contribute to the development of the local economy. The methodology used is descriptive statistics and principal components analysis among people with high wages and education in Belo Horizonte, a major city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Results indicate that early definition of values and protection against price increases in the destination, at the time of the trip, are the two main advantages of the all-inclusive system. Furthermore, people assigning a higher level of importance to drinks reduced the importance of other items such as food and infrastructures, among others. Most participants are unlikely to consider the possibility of eating at a restaurant outside the hotel or visiting different local attractions that arc not mentioned in the package and they have no interest in renting a car in the destination. The study suggests that public managers should carefully evaluate resorts' all-inclusive system.