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Travel Insurance For Families

We love travel insurance and won't leave home without it. Since the very first holiday spent battling storms and re-booking missed flights (at great expense), our family has found it essential. It should be for every smart vacation planner, too, particularly when traveling with kids. Hopefully, none of you will ever need it, but I urge you to consider purchasing family travel insurance...

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Trends: Halal Tourism, By and For Muslims

Travel by Muslims, whether or not they are actively religious or following Islamic social laws, is a market segment known as Halal Tourism. (Halal means a code of dietary laws, similar to the kosher dietary rules followed by some Jews.) The travel industry, particularly in the Middle East and Arab world, has long recognized that even non-religious travelers have cultural preferences that can be...

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5 Don’t Miss Dubai Experiences

Between its exotic Bedouin history and futuristic architecture, the Emirate of Dubai has many attractions for visitors to see, making a guided tour the way to go on a brief visit. Families can begin with Dubai's roots, exploring the old city and harbor on a traditional dhow cruise, or attending camel races. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa at 2,716.5 feet, is an example of the city's...

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Innocents Abroad: Students Traveling Alone

For teens and college students, the freedom of their first trip or study abroad program without parents can be a rush. Empower them to stay safe by sharing this advice. Parents often think of traveling with children only in the context of family vacations or similar trips. However, despite the valuable experience that this gives children, it is not the same as when they travel for...

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7 Things to Do and See in Israel

Are you ready to explore beautiful beaches, fascinating history and stunning nature? Welcome to Israel! Israel has it all: great places to see, great attractions for all the family, luxury hotels, desert and sea, and very good food. If you wish to have an unforgettable vacation or family trip, take a look at this list made just for you, my top 7 things to do and see in this beautiful little country...

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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. Starting with the numbers, the United...

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Kidzania Makes Play Out Of Work

Parents (practitioners of the helicopter style or otherwise), often fret about what their kids are going to turn out to “be” and how much influence they will have once they’re grown up. A company like Kidzania dispels those fears by making play out of work. Each of the 23 Kidzania branches around the world offers children a play space filled with career opportunities,...

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Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Ritz Carlton, Dubai, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award in the "Best International Beach Resort" category, gets a fresh look in 2016. Enjoyed by European and Asian business travelers with families, Dubai is a modern Arab city-state whose fascinating culture flavors all it has to offer, including...

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Trends: Millennial Families Travel Differently Than You or Me

The 4th annual TMS Family Travel Summit reveals how the largest leisure travel segment likes to dream, plan, go and selfie their family vacations. (New York, NY, April 28, 2016) Millennial families are more diverse, likely to travel farther, seek out new destinations and spend more than their peers without children, attendees learned at the fourth

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24 Hours In Dubai

Dubai is flush with contemporary superlatives because it was built to be just that; a city state with one of the world’s largest airports, its tallest building, the world’s third largest shipping port, the most opulent luxury hotel. All are part of a master plan among seven, oil-rich United Arab Emirates to co-exist in blinding prosperity. Dubai boasts so many shop windows and LEDs, crystal...

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