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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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Family Travel Trending Up And Adventurous For 2015

- Family Travel Consulting finds current events, active wellness, and endangered environments are among top motivators for family vacation planners in 2015 -Family Travel Consulting (FTC) is seeing a resurgence of big adventure, bucket list trips for families, as predicted by the 2014 MMGYGlobal Traveler Sentiment index, which found traveler confidence bolstered by the strong economy....

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Ski Industry Planning Snow Fun Vacations for All Ages

With everyone in holiday mode, the major and minor ski areas want us to start dreaming of winter sports and a family ski vacation. Now's the time to to look ahead (while rates are super reasonable) and plan that long-awaited and perhaps inevitable march to ski country.Ready with those poles, mittens, helmet? Here's what's new on our SkiandRide-dar.Consolidation of Resorts Brings Consumer...

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Major Voices In Family Travel Industry Convene at #TMSCarlsbad

Content Distribution Channels Examined at TMS Family Travel Conference in California New York, NY November 12, 2014 – The fourth TMS Family Travel Conference, the largest convocation of writers, bloggers and influencers in the fast-growing family travel market, meets...

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Club Med Rising

Club Med, the pioneering all-inclusive hotel group that began with barefoot villages for singles and has evolved into some of the world’s best family all-inclusives is growing again -– and fast.At a press conference held September 29, 2014, Xavier Mufraggi, CEO North America and Patrick Mitchell, VP US Sales shared news of Club Med,...

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Multigenerational Travel Reshaping Travel Industry

"Elders First!" as Boomers with Family in Tow Top Leisure Travel Spending (New York, September 10, 2014) With multigenerational travel up 30% over the past year, and senior-led groups spending an average of $1,000 more per year than other travelers, the second TMS Family Travel Summit examined the opportunities and challenges of the multigenerational travel phenomenon. Organized...

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Fort Lauderdale is a Family Affair

With the fall season leading soon to winter – and hopefully another polar vortex to spur sales from the Northeast -- Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale C&VB, invited an audience of media and their kids to say, “Goodbye Chilly, Hello Sunny” in Fort Lauderdale.She was in New York City August 21, 2014 at one of our favorite family window-shopping venues, Dylan’s...

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