September 2016

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Family Travel

In this Issue:

  • Cruise: Onboard Fun Made for Gen Z & Their Families
  • Onboard Review: Adventures by Disney Sails the Danube
  • North America: Kid-Friendly Fun in the Florida Sun
  • Asia/South Pacific: Where the Wild Things Are
  • Multigen Crowd Heads to Mexico
Disney Cruise Line is debuting “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” on board the Disney Wonder in November (David Roark).

Onboard Fun Made for Gen Z & Their Families

Gen Z. You’ve heard of them, I’m sure. They’re the generation that’s coming full-force right after the Millennials. They’re still kids, for sure, but they already play a major role in family vacation decisions, especially when it comes to a cruise vacation.
Exploring Budapest, Hungary is one of the many highlights of Adventures by Disney’s Danube River itinerary. (Roxy Rico)

Onboard Review: Adventures by Disney Sails the Danube

The entire dreamlike scenery seems plucked from the pages of an enchanted tale, so it makes perfect sense that tour operator Adventures by Disney (ABD) has started offering a 7-day family-friendly sailing on this charming river from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.
As part of its All Playa Experience, Sandos Playacar Beach Resort showcases world-famous beaches, including Malibu.

Multigen Crowd Heads to Mexico

If you think grandparents, mom, dad, and the kids are the only folks that make up today’s multigenerational family traveling group, you might be missing out on some lucrative commission.
INCA offers an activity-filled program in the Galapagos. (Carla Hunt)

Close Encounters in the Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin sailed into the Galapagos Islands in 1835, and what he found are most of the same natural wonders that scientists, amateur naturalists and visitors bearing binoculars and cameras see today: Antarctic penguins and fur seals living right on the equator, cormorants that swim but no longer fly, sun flowers growing to treetop heights—just a sampling of flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth.
Grand Wailea in Maui offers nine pools, waterslides, waterfalls and caves.

Hawaii’s Making Waves with Fresh Family Focus

From soft adventure to education that’s downright fun, Hawaii’s multigenerational appeal makes it a dream destination for families seeking fresh approaches to balancing action with education.
Stonehenge in Wiltshire County.

Onsite Review: Family Fun in England

England remains one of the world’s greatest destinations for families. Indeed, there are so many family-friendly attractions in the country that you need to separate it all into regions to fully appreciate what it has to offer.
Kids can tee off at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in St. Augustine.

Kid-Friendly Fun in the Florida Sun

Florida is a tried and true destination for families. Here are some offerings to consider for your clients.
Abercrombie & Kent is offering a Family Peru tour in 2017.

PERU: Family-Friendly & Fascinating

Peru sits firmly on the wish list of family-friendly destinations, and in this boom-time market for family travel, Peru has some of the hottest vacation options of all: “re-conquering” ancient Inca cities and cruising the Amazon wildlands.
Insight Vacations is offering new tours to the Galapagos Islands.

Tour Talk: New Tours Around the Globe

Tour operators are gearing up for the new year with a bounty of new offers and itineraries around the globe.
Koala-viewing at Featherdale Wildlife Park with Goway.

Where the Wild Things Are

How do your clients define family travel? Well, Gonzalo Gil Lavedra, general manager for Sri Lanka, Khiri Travel, defines it as, “Having fun with your loved ones while exploring and living new experiences.
The Ocean Blue “cottage” at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay on Great Abaco Island.

Villas and Condos with Real Resort Facilities

Condos and villas in the Caribbean region are increasingly popular among multigenerational families because they have living rooms, patios, kitchen/dining areas, and often private pools that allow people to reconnect without intrusions.
Great Wolf Lodge offers 13 resorts across North America with indoor waterparks.

Hotel Desk: Authentic Experiences

Hotels around the globe are upping the ante on authentic experiences with refreshed properties, dolled up suites, Zen getaways and classic family fun.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisory Corner: Five-Year Travel Plans

We encourage all families to have 5-year travel plans. This is a win-win situation for them and for us.
Swim-up Flat Suites are one of many accommodation styles.

Onsite Review: Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

Prepare to be slimed…with fun at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.