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International Family Vacations Trending at TMS Family Travel Summit

Growing interest in international family travel explored in depth by participants at the 2015 TMS Family Travel Summit in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico   (New York, June 17, 2015) – With American families representing 14% of outbound travelers, and international families increasingly a part of the $220 billion-dollar inbound market, leading media and travel industry executives...

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Who’s In Charge? Kids Influence Over Family Vacation Grows

According to a new global survey, an average 87% of parents admit they give kids a say in vacation destination planning, with 34% of America’s millennial parents (those between the ages of 18 and 34 this year) claiming their kids have full control over the final vacation decision. You may be surprised at the results of this survey administered by market research firm YouGov on behalf of...

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Bringing the World to Your Kids at Project World School

When we first heard about Project World School, we knew it was an intriguing concept and enriching travel opportunity that our frequent traveling families would want to explore. In this interview, co-founder Lainie Liberti and her son, Miro Siegel, share their story and how other families can participate in their “worldschooling” experiment on a Project World School retreat.What...

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TMS Family Travel Summit Explores Opportunities in International Travel

Media Alert: The 3rd annual TMS Summit Convenes in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico to Explore How to Encourage International Family Travel and Cultural Exchange (Iberostar Playa Mita, 21 April 2015) As the

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Make It Easy: Google Shares Insights and Travel Tools

At the launch this week of an enhanced Google Flights search engine, the team at Google Travel shared some interesting travel trends culled from users’ search patterns. Although their predictions come from broad search engine queries related to hotels, flights, attractions and more – done by users of all demographics – I think they tell us a lot about...

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Princess Transports King of Musical Theatre to the High Seas

As the competition for cruise passengers increases, cruise lines are upping their game in children’s programming, cuisine, recreation and now entertainment.Several lines have found that offering shows to rival the best entertainment on land is a winning formula, whether they’re marketing to matures, millennials or families.The Great White Way on the Big Blue SeaAll the...

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Declined! American Charge Cards Rejected Across Europe

It is shocking that many American credit cards are not accepted abroad, but if you don't have one with a European security code, it's true. Here is the scoop on why and how you can try to prevent being "Declined!"Trying to get train tickets at Schipol for a sightseeing layover in Amsterdam? Need some fuel on a Sunday for that south of France road trip? Hoping your teens studying design in...

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Five Reasons We Hate Air Travel

Why do we hate air travel I wonder as I leave the United check in desk at La Guardia Airport.  The United agent we paid $25 to for my son’s snowboard bag has just given us a hard sell about checking our rollaboards.“Checking three items today?,” he cheerfully asks, as we shake our heads. 

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Touring British Columbia Virtually: The Oculus Rift VR Experience

This December, I was able to take part in the Wild Within, Destination BC's virtual reality experience used to promote travel to British Columbia. As pioneers in the use of this technology, I was curious to see what this innovative marketing team had come up with to tantalize tourists.Upon arriving at the penthouse of the Royalton Hotel in New York, I was greeted by Janice...

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Family In Focus at the 2015 New York Times Travel Show

The first thing to put on your 2015 calendar is the upcoming New York Times Travel Show, Sunday, January 25th, when "Top Value Family Escapes:  Finding the Best Family Cruise, Culture & Resort Vacations" is being featured at 1pm.  Family...

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