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Family Travel Trends For The Year Ahead

Family Travel is no longer a travel niche; findings from the two Family Travel Conferences held in 2012 prove that this market, overlapping leisure and business travel, is bigger and more influential than ever before.The more than 70 family bloggers and writers who attended Family Travel Conference Dallas from around the...

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Trends – Skiing Strong, Marketing Stale

After a week of skiing in Utah at five different resorts, it's apparent that some big changes are rocking the snowsports industry today. Hopefully the work I do at FamilyTravelConsulting.com will provide some cover as I make the following statements based on observation. 1.  Skiing Bigger than...

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Trends: Vacation Habits Studied By Workaholics

The state of human happiness correlates directly with the amount of vacation time taken by workers. Hotels and online travel agencies are among the many studying vacation habits in an effort to drum up business. If they can prove what everyone knows: people who vacation regularly are happier and healthier than workaholics, then maybe they can sell more vacations.

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10 Travel Trends: Families Redefining Themselves, Getting More For Less

Trends Report Dec. 1, 2010. As the family market boosts the travel industry's bottom line, expect more free perks and consumer demands for 2011.Trends Report Dec. 1, 2010. As the family market boosts the travel industry's bottom line, expect more free perks and consumer demands for 2011. In a series of annual traveler surveys that appear at year's end, Family Travel Forum Consulting...

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Trends: Youth Travel Abroad Enhances Education, Career And Success

October 25, 2010. As foreign travel by young Americans continues to be a growing trend, its long term benefits are being measured.Despite the challenges of the current economy, study abroad by American students is bigger than ever. A November 2009 study by Open Doors, a non-profit institute for education which tracks international enrollments for the U.S. Department of State, revealed that...

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Family Travel Forum Consulting Clients

FTFc offers clients timely advice and compelling marketing strategies to cope with the ever-changing landscape of family travel. Family Travel Forum Consulting (FTFc) draws upon years of experience in the family travel market to offer clients timely advice and compelling marketing strategies. In today's world, time-starved families want to create lasting family memories through meaningful...

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Trends Report: Increase In Family Travel For 2010

March 25, 2010. TripAdvisor.com survey of 1,100 online travelers reveals growth spurt of 4% in family travel year over year for 2010 summer season.TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel community, today announced the results of its annual family travel survey. In good news for the travel industry, 92%  of travelers with children plan to take at least...

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Trends Report – Today’s Teens Are Into Africa And Volunteering

Media Only. December 14, 2009. FTFc's study of 5,700 travel blogs finds volunteer vacations up 20%, travel to Africa-Middle East up 48%, family roadtrips up 7%. Media Only. December 14, 2009. FTFc's study of 5,700 travel blogs finds volunteer vacations up 20%, travel to Africa-Middle East up 48%, family roadtrips up 7%. Family Travel Forum Consulting...

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Family Hotels Learn To Monetize The Family Market

Travel Trends, October 1, 2009: Five years after first examining family hotels and family resorts, FTFc discovers even more investment in themed hotel rooms and children's programs around the world.Travel Trends, October 1, 2009: Five years after first examining family hotels and family resorts, FTFc discovers even more investment in themed hotel rooms and children's programs around the world.

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Travel Trends 2009: Summer Shaping Up Local, Cheap And Unexpectedly Diverse

Trends Report, June 7, 2009. Families say they'll stay close to home and spend less, but if your kids are almost out of the house and this is your year to go.Trends Report, June 7, 2009. Families say they'll stay close to home and spend less, but if your kids are almost out of the house and this is your year to go. In early spring, FTFc,...

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