May 1, 2013 | By Collette Peck
The 2013 Virtuoso Luxe Report found that family and multi-generational travel are the year’s biggest travel trend, with river and luxury cruises taking the next two spots. The report also found that spending time and reconnecting with loved ones were among the top reasons motivating travel. Not surprisingly, Virtuosos have seen a lot of crossover in these trends, with more clients booking multi-generational cruises over the past three years.
Cruising lends itself well to families with a range of ages and interests. It’s the convenience of being able to travel together, of only having to unpack once, and experiencing a variety of destinations together as a family. Especially if there are little ones involved. When it’s time for their nap or bed time, the stateroom is only steps away – and everyone else can stay put and finish their activity.
Imagine the challenge in Europe for example, the cost of going to multiple destinations by train or plane with the whole family – grandparents, parents and grandkids. With cruising, guests can go off for the day, onboard or ashore, and do what they like. Then they can all get back together for dinner and talk about their day. They don’t have to be together every minute.
We book many multi-generational trips — not just cruises! Having an our agency handle all the details for families that can be spread out across the U.S. can be a real time and money saver. Call us today and we’ll get started on your family trip! Andavo Travel 866-327-7600