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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 planning...

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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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Pregnant And On The Go?

Family Travel Forum offers travel advice to mothers-to-be for safe and comfortable travel during pregnancy.We all know that airline seats have been shrinking over the years. It's an annoyance for all travelers, but the reduced width and shortened legroom can be a nightmare for a pregnant woman. Factor in the queasiness of a first-trimester pregnancy, or the extra 25 pounds of the woman in...

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Sustain and Develop: India Tourism

Tourism is big business according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), accounting for about one-third of total world trade in services. It’s also important at the global policy level, because of tourism’s potential to provide opportunity for millions.Improved infrastructure, environmental protection, and education are among several United Nations’ prospective post-2015

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How A Global Entry Card Will Reduce Airport Hassles

Over the past month, I've been going through the process of joining the Global Entry program. The government enticed me by saying, "Global Entry is a national program enabling Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers to quickly facilitate low-risk travelers entering the U.S. at certain international airports." And friends assured me it's really true. Having access to self-serve...

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Stay Vacationed to Cure the Family Workaholic

Do you feel like you’re part of a ‘vacation starved’ society because your family never got away for that two-week beach break last summer?  Whether or not you have a workaholic at home, you probably are. According to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Association (USTA), there were 429 million paid vacation days forfeited in 2013. That means wage earners – many of them workaholics -- chose...

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