Media Only, January 9, 2006: Trend in Family Togetherness Acknowledged by “Top 10 Getaways of 2005” in 8th Annual Family Travel Forum Awards
Family Travel Forum (FTF), the leading publisher of family travel websites, celebrates a new year of travel with the 8th annual Top 10 Getaways awards, acknowledging the latest trend — family-together vacations. FTF honors hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that have made it possible for families to stay, play, relax, and learn together in a creative and enriching atmosphere.
The Top 10 Getaways For Family Togetherness award winners for 2005
Top Active Getaways for Family Togetherness
Fairmont le Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Nickelodeon Family Suites, Florida
Sunriver Resort, Oregon
YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado
Top Cultural Getaways for Family Togetherness
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, New Mexico
Ka’anapali Beach Resort, Maui, Hawai’i
Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize
Top Resort Chains for Family Togetherness
Beaches Family Resorts, Caribbean
Great Wolf Lodges, North America
Marriott Vacation Clubs International, Worldwide
“Having seen the family market grow to 37% of all American leisure travel, we’ve learned that today’s parents want to experience new destinations and adventures with their children – not in spite of them,” notes publisher John Manton. “These awards help parents and grandparents fulfill their travel dreams.”
Each of 2005’s Top 10 Getaways For Family Togetherness winners is a vacation destination that provides guests of all ages with a range of engaging activities. By considering and evaluating the potential for on-site shared experiences, guided adventures, desirable location, variety of accommodation in different price ranges, and unique local attractions – before making site inspections – the FTF staff was able to select the very best in active, cultural and resort vacations. Read more about the Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness winners here.
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About Family Travel Forum
Family Travel Forum Inc, founded in 1996 to serve the needs of members who “Have Kids, Still Travel,” publishes FamilyTravelForum.com, the Internet’s leading subscription site dedicated to travel with kids; TinyTravelers.net, a global network supporting travel with children under age 3; KidTravels.com, the travel site for kids, by kids; FamilyTravelBoards.com, the premier bulletin board for family destinations, safety and parenting issues related to travel; FamilyTravelConsulting.com, the source for market intelligence on the family sector; and e-FTF, the monthly news-zine devoted to seasonal events, destination reports and family travel topics. FTF publications have been recognized with three National Parenting Seals of Approval (2005, 2003, 2000) and ‘Best of the Web’ awards from Forbes (2003, 2002, 2001) and CondÃ© Nast Traveler (2000) magazines among others.
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