In this Issue:
- Caribbean: The New All-Inclusives for Families
- Spring Into Hawaii’s Family Fun
- Family-Friendly Sailings
- Onsite Review: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
- What’s New in Alaska
- Mexico: New Happenings at All-Inclusives
- New Choices for Families in Florida
We caught up with Juan Perez Sosa, senior v.p. of sales and marketing, USA for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, to ask about the growth of Barcelo and the company’s long-term strategy.
Could any trend be stronger than the posting of puppy videos on Facebook? Just one: the race to open name-brand, all-inclusive resorts, some for adults only and others that are family-friendly. Here’s how three successful companies are parenting new resorts targeting families.
Almost every time a staffer in a golf cart passed me while I was walking to/from my butler suite at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, he or she offered me a lift. Why? (a) The resort covers a lot of ground. (b) The employees really know how to provide service. (c) I looked incapable of walking without adult supervision. Class, your job is to pick the two correct answers.
Today’s all-inclusives have finally dusted off yesteryear’s mindset and are playing a whole different ballgame.
Adventures abound on board cruise lines—captivating enough to convince kids of all ages that they’ve plunged down the rabbit hole into a seagoing wonderland.
Throughout Florida, new attractions, tours and hotels ideal for mom, dad, jr. and princess, not to mention grandma and grandpa, are continuously popping up, cementing Florida as a one-stop family vacation fun shop.
What can a town with no stop lights, two gas stations, one public school from pre-K to 12th grade, a total population of 765, one combined volunteer fire and police station, and a clinic with one doctor who comes to town a few times a month offer your clients? A whole lotta charm.