Travel Trends

Author: Ralph Spielman

Tags : Adventure Trip, Africa, Asia, Blogs, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Multigen, North America, Pacific, South America, Travel Trends

Secure Tourism Summit Reveals What's Next in Airport Security

The first Secure Tourism Summit was held in New York City on April 9,2017. It was sponsored by the industry trade organization, US Travel Association and, while many of the topics discussed were directed to large organizations, a few concepts were quite apt for family travelers.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Family Reunion, Multigen, Travel Trends, USA

The Travel #Ripoff - Legal Maybe, But Ethical?

This week, I found a $20.42 charge on my credit card bill from American Traffic Solution in Arizona. Wondering what in the world it was for, I called their phone operator and learned that on a recent Hertz car rental from the Palm Beach Airport, I was being charged a "convenience fee" of $4.95 per day for having a Florida Toll Tag on our rental car.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Couples, Europe, Family Reunion, Family-Friendly Hotels, Multigen, North America, Tips & Documents, Travel Trends

5 Reasons Families Favor Airbnb Vacations

Everyone looks forward to a family vacation, but planning for it when there are so many new choices in transportation, lodging, reservations and more can be overwhelming. After the decision about where to go is resolved, the next hurdle is where to stay. Factors to be considered usually include location, space, amenities and, often most important, the budget, which is where Airbnb comes in. Here are five reasons why it can work well for families.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Europe, Family-Friendly Hotels, Food & Wine, Kids Club, Multigen, Tips & Documents, Travel Trends

Demanding? What Europeans Want From A Luxury Family Brand

The Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event took place March 24, 2017 in a contemporary space at the Martinhal Cascais Lisbon resort, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a children’s play area.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Couples, Food & Wine, Kids, Multigen, North America, Teens, Travel Trends, USA, Virginia, Weekend & Short Break

A Culinary Revolution in Colonial Virginia

There was a time not long ago when a family visit to Colonial Williamsburg meant living a, shall we say…  dated lifestyle.  Many parents, especially those with tweens and teens who bore easily, pushed off a visit to Virginia’s Historic Triangle until their empty nester years.

That’s no longer necessary. Thanks to the surge in gastronomic tourism (71% of travelers surveyed in 2015 said their trips had a moderate or high food focus), many historic destinations are appealing to forward-looking visitors by upping their foodie game.

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Author: Kaleel Sakakeeny

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, City Break, Couples, Kids, Museums & Culture, Travel Trends, USA

CityPASS Helps Families Take A Staycation

A weak economy drives families (and all travelers) to seek value-driven vacations, which now often means travel in one's own back yard, a “Staycation," a kind of travel that fosters a sense of community, lets people discover their own city, and saves money.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Adventure Trip, FTF Media Room, Multigen, North America, Travel Trends

These Trends Will Impact 2017 Vacation Plans

Why would families leave the comfort of home after a year marked by terror incidents, volatile currencies, global refugees, the Zika virus and extreme politics? You might expect parents, who cite safety as their number one concern when planning a vacation, to avoid the turmoil of travel this year, but there’s lots of evidence to the contrary.

 

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Adventure Trip, Caribbean, Eco-Tourism, Europe, FTF Scholarships, Hiking, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, South America, Travel Trends, Watersports

Where Families Will Go in 2017

After reviewing the latest travel research and trends, Family Travel Forum, the vacation planning resource trusted by families since 1996, is presenting its view on where families will go in 2017 and, more importantly, why. Here are the Top 10 Destinations plus an old trend – staycations -- we’ll be seeing more of.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Asia, Blogs, City Break, Europe, Family-Friendly Hotels, Kids, Multigen, North America, Teens, Travel Trends

Travel in the Machine Age: Robots Join the Frontline Workforce

Since HAL and his offspring, C-3PO and R2-D2, first entered popular culture, humans have grown accustomed to the notion of benevolent robots being trained to serve them. And while some high-end novelty shops have been selling household robots as a fun toy, most travelers had few practical examples of their utility.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : FTF Media Room, FTF Scholarships, Students, Teens, Travel Trends

Experiential and Heritage Trips Top Teen Travel Trends in 2016

The Family Travel Forum Student Travel Trends Report finds teens prefer cultural explorations and heritage travel while “vacations” diminish in popularity.

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