Statistically speaking, fewer U.S. residents travel with our kids than we did even a few years ago. (In 2012, 26% of adults traveled domestically with children, as compared to 31% in 2008. International numbers are even lower.) There are several reasons for this decline, besides the obvious (increased cost).
Stories abound on the Interwebs about the holy terrors among the wee jet-set, from bad behavior in restaurants to havoc wreaked on airplanes. And parents have spoken: We are doing our best, and our kids, for the most part, are too. Still, it’s sometimes easier to leave the littles at home, given the many hassles of transit and the growing sense that children aren’t enthusiastically welcomed by some providers of travel services, along with the voices in the media that suggest they should be neither seen nor heard. So, why bother? Here are five reasons you should travel with your children whenever you can:….Click Here To Keep Reading
When travelers can do what they want, when money is not a problem, what do they want most to do? What are the most popular luxury experiences? Being a travel writer for many years now, I’m interested in that question and have concluded that the greatest luxuries in life are space and time, especially when you travel.
More specifically, a recent survey by Travel Leaders Group, more than 1,300 travel agency owners, managers and frontline travel agents, reveals that luxury travelers are most interested in exclusive access and experiences — particularly VIP tours, private cars and drivers, and customized culinary experiences. Private villa or home stays and private beach or island bookings also ranked in the top five most sought-after experiences by clients in the survey of Travel Leaders Luxury Brands travel advisors….Click Here To Keep Reading
Hotel developers are spending most of their money on lodging for higher-end guests and business travelers, thanks to a strong economy and the rising cost of labor and construction material.
Those are the conclusions from hospitality experts and a new hotel construction report that found 84% of all hotel projects under construction in the U.S. are for luxury, upper-scale and upper-midscale hotels….Click Here To Keep Reading