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Arthur Frommer Gets His Way With Google

Arthur Frommer just announced that he bought the company he founded, or at least the rights to publish Frommer's guidebooks, e-books and Frommers.com, from Google. A pioneer back in 1957 when he self-published the first "Europe on $5 A Day" for soldiers turned tourists, Arthur Frommer's gamble had built a publishing...

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Stewart Clan Proves Sandals Resorts International Is All About Family

Anyone who's a fan of Sandals and Beaches all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean has news to get excited about.  At a recent New York City press luncheon, the resort brand's chief Gordon "Butch" Stewart, his son Adam, now 32 (pictured above), plus key team members shared some of the group's expansion news. Much of it aims to improve the family beach vacation...

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Family Vacation Survey Confirms That Vacations Are Worth Every Penny

The majority of adults polled for a 2013 U.S. Travel Association Family Vacation Survey said they were motivated to take family vacations by the desire to create positive memories for their children -- fond memories like they have. The majority...

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How Ice Cream Cones Predict the Cost of Living for Travelers

After doing extensive cost of living research, the folks at Kaiku.com found that the price of ice cream cones often correlates to the value of currency in a foreign destination.  Most expensives ice cream cones were found in Dubai, Paris, Auckland... maybe.  You'll have to ask the kids to do some on-site research when you travel to verify this. But why chocolate...

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A Dozen Ways To Make Your Luxury Cruise Ship Family Friendly

It's not often we get excited about a new cruise ship, especially a luxury one coming from Hapag-Lloyd, better known for their bright orange freight containers stacked at most of the world's ports. But at a recent press conference announcing the MS Europa 2, their 39,500-tonne luxury ship launching in May 2013, her design and execution caught our fancy. We...

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Action and Social Media Support Entrepreneurs Aiding Indian Women

When Nicki and Kria heard there were more than 40 million widows in India -- 10% of the country's female population -- they had to act. The report from Radio Netherlands said that for the majority of these women, "life could be described as a living sati, a reference to the now outlawed...

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What Moms And Dads Teach Us About Family Vacations

The second Family Travel Conference just wrapped up at the deluxe Omni Dallas Hotel. Family Travel Forum, along with TakingtheKids.com and Traveling Mom hosted more than 70 top media and industry leaders, 30% with...

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Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Your Next Vacation Destination

With the Oscars coming up, I wonder, will Zero Dark Thirty generate buzz about Pakistan?  Will Argo help to promote Iran? Will Les Miserables keep everyone away from France? A funny thing happened on the way to the movies:  forty million international movie-goers have opted to travel to a place where a movie they loved was shot. 

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Grandparent Travel: Multigenerational Travel And Touring Grows

Multigenerational travel keeps on growing as a segment of the family market and if you don't believe us, let the numbers speak. And while you're at it, here are some great organized tours for two or three or, increasingly, four generations traveling together. Plus some useful services to help everyone get together. For more than a decade, the poll-takers have been predicting a trend:...

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Moms Spending Power Shapes Family Vacations In The Year Ahead

Family Travel Experts Explore Consumer Trends Impacting the Business of Family Vacations (New York, January 7, 2013) – Findings from the two Family Travel Conferences held in 2012 demonstrate that the enormous family segment of the travel industry -- estimated to comprise more than 100 million leisure...

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