Media Only, May 31, 2006: Family Travel Forum says correct documentation for minors can prevent vacation disasters.
Family Travel Forum (FTF), the leading publisher of family vacation / travel websites, alerts parents planning family getaways to obtain the required documents minor children will need for foreign travel, or face being turned away from an international flight or cruise.
In Family Travel Forum’s special report “Required Documents for Travel with Minors,” consular officers, immigration and tourism officials explain border entry and exit procedures, permission to travel letters, and other paperwork required if minors under 18 years of age leave the United States without both birth parents or legal guardians.
“Family Travel Forum helps all types of travelers plan great family vacations, and travel documents are an essential part of the preparation,” notes FTF publisher John Manton.
Whether you’re married and leaving a spouse behind to work; grandparents taking grandchildren to the Caribbean; same sex couples with adopted children; a divorced parent on a road trip to Canada – even a military family trying to reunite for a holiday,” Manton adds, “if the outcome of your next family vacation relies on the goodwill of an Immigration official, it’s crazy not to have the correct custody documents.”
Additionally, FTF’s report recommends that travelers vacationing with children other than their own carry medical treatment authorization letters, assigning them responsibility for a child’s care in case of medical emergency.
To read “Required Documents for Travel with Minors” and download sample forms, visit [this link].
About Family Travel Forum
Family Travel Forum Inc, founded in 1996 to serve the needs of members who “Have Kids, Still Travel,” serves the travel trade through its strategic consulting division, and publishes the award-winning FamilyTravelForum.com, the leading subscription site dedicated to family vacations; TinyTravelers.net, supporting travel with children under age 5; KidTravels.com, the travel site for kids, by kids; FamilyTravelBoards.com, the premier bulletin board for destination tips, safety and parenting issues; and two monthly email travel news and deals alerts.
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