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Family Travel

Help Wanted: Great Family Seeks Great Family Travel Advisor

Are you up for a challenge? If so, Richard is looking for an A+ agent who can help him create great family travel plans for him and his three children.
LEGOLAND LEGO MOVIE

New Attractions Revealed for LEGO MOVIE WORLD

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has unveiled details of three new ride experiences set to debut inside THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Give Your Clients One Last Feel of Summer

As temperatures start to drop across the country, warm breezes and sunny skies prevail at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club where autumn getaways give your clients an opportunity to extend their summers, if only for a few days.
LGBT family travel

LGBT Family Travel Report from the FTA Summit

LGBT family travel—here are some tips for selling this growing market segment.
Sumptuous accommodations at Rose Hall Villas. Half Moon

Jamaica’s Half Moon Rebrands Villas

Effective today, the villas at Half Moon, Jamaica’s iconic resort destination, will be renamed Rose Hall Villas, operated by Half Moon.
Family Travel Association

Family Travel Association Travel Agent Training & Certificate Program

The FTA Academy, 23-module, video-based training program, is the industry’s first training and certification program, allowing agents to gain the professional knowledge needed to serve the needs and unique challenges of traveling families.
Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans for First Time

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will add a brand-new homeport in New Orleans and return to the Hawaiian Islands.
Beach Enclave Long Bay

Beach Enclave Long Bay’s New Luxury Villas in Turks & Caicos

Beach Enclave launches its second phase, Beach Enclave Long Bay, which offers three new villa rental opportunities in Turks and Caicos starting this November.
Azores

Hot Destination: The Azores

Portugal has won a number of awards this past year, named as one of the hottest destinations in the world, and one of the reasons is because of the stunning Azores.
Adventures by Disney

3 New Adventures by Disney Short Escapes

Adventures by Disney has added three new Short Escapes offerings that offer those guests short on time 3- and 4-day getaways.
Reunion Resort is home to one of the area’s best lazy rivers.

Reunion Resort: Recreational Oasis

Imagine a recreational oasis with a range of resort-style accommodations spread out on 2,300 acres, nine miles from Walt Disney World. That’s just a small part of what makes Reunion, A Salamander Resort, a one-of-a-kind experience for families
Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land offers whimsical rides ideal for the whole family.

Highly Immersive Toy Story Land

Walking through Toy Story Land felt like shrinking down to the size of a toy so I could play with Woody and the whole gang.
Know your clients

The Importance of Knowing Your Clients

Travel agents who succeed and thrive, do so because they have formed personal client relationships that transcend a flight, a destination, or each Instagrammable moment.
JW Marriott Family by JW

Family by JW Promotes Enriching Quality Time Activities

JW Marriott is looking to enhance the quality time that families spend together while on vacation by launching a new Family by JW program, featuring activities designed to be both engaging and enriching while promoting family bonding. 
InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

InterContinental Opens New Family-Friendly Hotel in Vietnam

The InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort opened last month giving families another kid-friendly option for accommodations in Vietnam, along with special opening rates to further welcome guests to the new property.
Merrick_Suite Coral Gables

Coral Gables: Miami’s Gem

Located in the heart of Miami’s historic Coral Gables neighborhood, the Hotel Colonnade is a top recommendation for visitors who want to easily get to shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and attractions.
MSC Cruises family

Take Better Travel Photos with MSC Master Class

For families looking to step up their game and take better vacation photos, MSC Cruises is introducing a brand-new content creation master class.
Families can go "camping" with the new Fort Blu Kids Camping package at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

Go Camping Inside the Radisson Blu Mall of America

The Radisson Blu Mall of America is expanding on its already popular Kids Camping amenity with the introduction of a new Fort Blu Kids Caping package.
Aerial view of Occidental Tucancun, one of two Barcelo properties offering family discounts this summer.

Cancun Resorts Offer Family Discounts

Two all-inclusive resorts in Cancun are giving families incentives to visit during the summer months.
Toy Story Land

Eye On The World: Toy Story Land

After months of anticipation, visitors of Walt Disney World Resort can now shrink to the size of their favorite toys and step into Andy's backyard with the opening of Toy Story Land. 
Family Travel Association families

Help Families Discover What’s Possible

When selling family travel, put the focus on less-traditional vacation options.
Dallas

Dallas’ 3-acre Water Park Offers Family Fun

Family fun can be found in Dallas' 3-acre water and activity park, JadeWaters at the Hilton Anatole.
The popular online game, Angry Birds, is now the theme of an entertainment park in Qatar.

Angry Birds World Opens in Qatar

Travelers in Qatar can now visit the world's first Angry Birds themed entertainment park with this month's opening of Angry Birds World.
Disney Springs features over 130 establishments for guests to explore including shops and restaurants.

Disney Springs Hotels Offer Special Summer Rates

Friends and families looking to visit Orlando this summer will find discounted rates at seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels for stays now through Sept. 3, 2018. 
Glamping

New Luxury Glamping Experiences in Utah

Summer is here, and that means many families might be planning a camping escapade. For those clients heading to Utah, suggest a more luxurious experience.
Atlantis Paradise Island's new marine programs will allow guests to interact with marine life throughout the property.

Atlantis Debuts New Marine Programs

Launched in conjunction with this month's World Oceans Day, Atlantis Paradise Island's new marine programs will allow guests to get up-close and personal with marine life.
Alaska

Book Immersive Explorations Through North America

Book your clients on an exploration through North America on one of 15 new immersive trips with Insight Vacations.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Kids Stay Free at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is offering a discounted rate and complimentary stays for families booking during the Nick Jr. Friends Event.
The new Jurassic World Kids' Suites transports guests to the world of dinosaurs.

Sleep with Dinos in Jurassic World Kids’ Suites

Universal Orlando Resort has revealed a special themed suite millions of years in the making: the Jurassic World Kids' Suites at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
The Family Selection program at various Palladium properties leaves guests feeling like VIP's.

Family Travelers Are VIPs with Palladium

Palladium Hotel Group is rolling out the red carpet for family travel with its new Family Selection program, complete with extra perks and services.
Visitors can enjoy a discounted stay at Walt Disney World on select days in June.

Disney World Welcomes Summer with Hotel Discounts

Walt Disney World is heralding in the start of summer by offering visitors special hotel deals and other extra perks on select days in June.
Rainer Jenss, president & founder of Family Travel Association, with his family.

Why Traveling Families Matter Most

Family Travel Association president and founder Rainer Jenss gives top reasons you should be selling family travel.
Veterans

Free Admission for Veterans at Various Theme Parks

Agents, you can now get U.S. veterans on your roster free admission at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks through July 4, 2018.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The LEGO MOVIE Comes To Life at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced its largest investment since the park first opened in 2011: the building of THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD. 
Disney Springs

Special First Responders Rates at Disney Springs Hotels

The First Responders Rates are being offered at seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 
Teacher Appreciation Month CIE Tours

Special Deal for Teachers to Tour Europe

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, CIE Tours is offering a Teacher Appreciation Month Special to Ireland and the UK with reduced rates. 
Marvel super heroes like Spider-Man are onboard for heroic encounters during Marvel Day at Sea. (Photo credit: Matt Stroshane)

Interact with Marvel Super Heroes at Sea

Marvel fans can do more than just see their favorite superheroes on the big screen. Now, with Disney Cruise Line's Marvel Day at Sea, they can meet them. 

Travel Trends: What Your Peers Are Saying

We wanted to hear from you, the travel experts, on what’s buzzing, so we conducted a Travel Trends survey...
Seadust cancun family

Kids Stay Free at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Seadust Cancun Family Resort is now offering a Kids Stay Free promotion, running now through June 30th and then again Aug. 17-Dec. 17, for kids 12 and under.

Fido’s Glam Travels

Vacation season is fast approaching, and for those clients who want to take Fido along with them on the family trip, many hotels are pampering guest's best friend as much as the traveler.
Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns

Star Wars: Galactic Nights, a 1-night special event, returns to Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios on May 27.
Family Travel at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort.

Come One, Come All: Barceló Welcomes Families

With 88 percent of American families wanting to travel with their children, Barceló properties are welcoming these multi-generational groups with open arms.
Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Club Med Cancun To Add New Family-Focused Expansion

Club Med Cancun Yucatan, which is set to make its debut this summer, has released new renderings of the family-focused Aguamarina building.
The Great LEGO Race will transform the existing Project X roller coaster into a high-octane, virtual reality (VR) experience. (Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND.)

Virtual Reality Rollercoaster at Legoland Florida Resort

Virtual reality (VR) technology combined with the thrills of a rollercoaster is what your clients can expect when heading to Legoland Florida Resort this summer. 
Lobby area at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. (photo credit: Architectural Photography Inc)

A Rock Star Makes its Debut in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach’s newest beachfront hotel has opened, Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. It’s the fourth Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.
The Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa will feature the Family Selection program perfect for family travel.

Palladium Adds Perks For Family Travel

Palladium Hotel Group is rolling out the red carpet for family travel with its new Family Selection program, complete with extra perks and services.
Surfari Water Park

New Waterpark at Disney World-Area Hotel

The Grove Resort & Spa, a Disney World-area hotel, has debuted a waterpark.
Roundtrip sailings from Rome is one new addition to Disney Cruise Lines set to debut in summer 2019.

Disney Cruise Line: New Ports, Itineraries for Summer 2019

Summer 2019 may be more than a year away, but in just a few days, travel agents will be able to book their clients on a variety of Disney Cruise Lines voyages, many of which include new ports, new destinations and new itineraries. 
Exploring the colonial quarter in St. Augustine.

Explore the U.S.A.’s Cultural Corners

From coast to coast, our grand backyard has a lot to offer your clients when it comes to cultural hotspots, including iconic music in the South, Florida’s Spanish-infused history, and national parks across the land that speak to our heritage.
Beaches Turks & Caicos caters to families with an array of kid- and adult-friendly activities.

What’s New in Family-Friendly All-Inclusives

The unofficial focus in much of the Caribbean is still on families, so here’s a look at what’s new at family resorts in the islands.
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal

Spotlight on Your Clients at Hard Rock

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s newly redesigned Future Rock Star Suites are designed to capture the excitement of being on tour.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

It’s a Culinary Feast at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Food & Wine Festival returns March 3.
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