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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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Sharing, Giving Back, and Making Memories with an Impact

There’s something about Spring as a season of renewal that makes us think about the sustainability of travel, and how long we can enjoy the planet as we do without pausing to give something back. With Spring comes Earth Day, a time (hopefully more than one day) when the travel industry focuses on protecting the environment at some of our favorite places. And then there are companies who think...

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On Tour with Zappos, or Lessons in Zapponian Life

On a recent escape to Las Vegas, we found the brightest lights not along the Strip, but at the downtown headquarters of Zappos.com, the successful online department store which moved into the former Las Vegas City Hall.  In my playbook, their free Zappos Insights Tour should be the city’s top family attraction for older kids.   Getting to Know the Zappos...

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Dark Tourism and Light in India

It wasn’t until I had traversed the street running past Mumbai’s main CST rail station three times, that I realized I was seeing the same people over and over; a woman hanging dohtis out to dry on a parking barricade, a man studiously brewing chai over a tiny coal fire, children rolling on plastic tarps on the sidewalk, laughing and playing.The Pavement People, as they’re...

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Heritage, Service and Cultural Exploration Lead Teen Travel Trends in 2015

The Family Travel Forum Student Travel Trends Report finds increase in teen travel for international heritage and volunteer trips, while so-called “vacations” diminish in popularity. (New York, December 2, 2015) - Family Travel Forum, the global family vacation...

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TMS Family Travel Conference Examines Best Practices in Branded Content

Revolutionary Change in Travel Content Distribution is Influencing Brands and Vacation Planners (Media Alert: October 29, 2015 ~ Kansas City, MO)  Family travel influencers who gathered in Kansas City for the fifth TMS Family Travel Conference proved to be a case study for what industry thought leaders were emphasizing: Engaging travel content distributed via social media is key to successful travel...

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Improving Content Quality is Focus of Fifth TMS Family Travel Conference

Media Alert: Nation’s Top Family Travel Media to Convene in Kansas City, Missouri for 5th TMS Family Travel Conference "Building Your Kingdom When Content Is King" is theme of professional enrichment conference   KANSAS CITY, MO – The fifth TMS...

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