The family reunion that you used to have at a campground in the canyon or a park downtown is giving way to the concept of family gathering trips. That is where in extended family group travels to a different destination for a vacation trip.
Jen Duyon, from Get Away Today Vacations has seen this trend getting bigger this year and she shares some ideas on making it work.
· Everything is more fun with the ones you love – especially vacations!
· A top travel trend for 2013 is traveling with extended family on vacations. Why?
o Fast paced life style doesn’t allow for us much quality time at home.
o Families are spread apart all over the country
o The Baby boomer generation is younger and healthier than traditional grandparents- they want to experience new destinations and have fun with their grandchildren.
o With a tighter economy, this is one way younger families can afford to take a vacation, with a little help from their grandparents deeper pocketbooks.
o It’s a popular gift in lieu of presents for a birthday or special event. Also, many family gatherings vacations travel for a birthday celebration, golden anniversary, wedding, or graduation.
· Travel tips for an extended family vacation.
o Think of a destination that everyone will enjoy.
. For example, the Disneyland Resort is geared for young ones and the young at heart.
. San Diego- relaxing beach vacation, still have SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and activities that everyone can enjoy.
. Cruises- These are popular because all of the activities and dining is included.
o Call the experts- Over 25% of our business is multi-generational vacations. We are able to be a single point of contact for the group. We take the hassle out of planning an extended family vacation.
o Other helpful tips:
. Have a kick-off party before the vacation to get everyone excited, brainstorm ideas and give everyone a general plan of the vacation.
. Meal time can be complicated “Where do you want to eat?” Plan reservations in advance.
. While on vacation, plan together time and free time.
. Take lots of pictures- these are memories that will last a lifetime!
· Our new website makes it simple to book up to four rooms at time, making planning your family gathering vacation easier than ever. And, now, when you book four rooms or more for the same travel dates, you’ll save even more! For a limited time, Use Promocode: MoreFamily and you’ll save $20 off each room booked. Combine the Promocode with our free night specials, reduced rates, and discounted tickets for the most savings.
For more information contact Get Away Today