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CityPASS Helps Families Take A Staycation

A weak economy drives families (and all travelers) to seek value-driven vacations, which often means a Staycation, or travel in one’s own back yard. On the positive side, this kind of travel fosters a sense of community, lets people "vacation" more often and discover their own city, while saving money. We think the best way to enjoy a Staycation is with...

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These Trends Will Impact 2017 Vacation Plans

Why would families leave the comfort of home after a year marked by terror incidents, volatile currencies, global refugees, the Zika virus and extreme politics? You might expect parents, who cite safety as their number one concern when planning a vacation, to avoid the turmoil of travel this year, but there’s lots of evidence to the contrary.   Young Families More Eager to...

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Where Families Will Go in 2017

After reviewing the latest travel research and trends, Family Travel Forum, the vacation planning resource trusted by families since 1996, is presenting its view on where families will go in 2017 and, more importantly, why. Here are the Top 10 Destinations plus an old trend –...

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Travel in the Machine Age: Robots Join the Frontline Workforce

Since HAL and his offspring, C-3PO and R2-D2, first entered popular culture, humans have grown accustomed to the notion of benevolent robots being trained to serve them. And while some high-end novelty shops have been selling household robots as a fun toy, most travelers had few practical examples of their utility. That's rapidly changing as the travel and tourism industry embraces robots,...

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Experiential and Heritage Trips Top Teen Travel Trends in 2016

The Family Travel Forum Student Travel Trends Report finds teens prefer cultural explorations and heritage travel while “vacations” diminish in popularity. (New York, December 12, 2016) - Family Travel Forum, the global family vacation planning resource, has released findings on student...

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China Launches Action-Packed Adventure Park

Coinciding with the 2016 Year of China-U.S. Tourism, Discovery Communications has launched its first branded “outdoors” theme park in China. The Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park, developed in partnership with APAX Group, brings challenging recreation to Mogan Mountain in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, only 13 minutes by high-speed train from scenic Hangzhou. The international...

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Nice to Have a Man around the House

We get it: broken toilets, gnarly weeds, setting baby mice free outside – to these reasons why it’s so nice to have a man around the house we can now add vacation planning. Really?  Really. Thanks to the forward-thinking team at Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2Suites by Hilton, we welcome a new resource for our men, the TravelMANager program...

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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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How Hotels Cater To Today’s Family Traveler

From crab hunts to organic toiletries and vegan menus, hotels are catering to children like never before. The substantial growth in the family market, particularly in multigenerational travel, makes hotel investments in kid-welcoming staff, amenities and facilities a good investment. In 2015, an Embassy Suites by Hilton survey found that nearly 40% of Millennial parents travel more than three times...

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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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