Trend Report: Family Travel

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Trend Report: Family Travel

The best of times is sharing memories with your family. So many wonderful places to explore, so little to worry about as you set out to discover the world.

One of the most noticeable trends in the past few years is towards families travelling together.  Not only are families travelling more, but families are also travelling in bigger groups, often with grandparents. What's more, families are travelling to more exotic locations, and doing all sorts of cool activities. Afterall, adventure knows no age limit! 

Whether your idea of the best family vacation is exploring far away places, cruising on the high seas or building sand castles on a Caribbean beach, we have a family vacation that will be right for your clan.

Adventure Travel
Just because you had kids doesn't mean your desire to travel is over.  Family trips open up the world of adventure travel to children aged four and up.  Everything is new and exciting when you're a kid - travel with yours and discover your world for the first time all over again.. The itineraries below have been designed with the whole family in mind and you will be travelling as a group of families with other children.

Why not try:

  • Calligraphy lessons in Japan
    Shinto gods and stunning landscapes meet futuristic cities and virtual worlds, on a family-focused journey of discovery that roams from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene temples of Kyoto.
  • Ziplining through the Costa Rica Jungle
    This fantastic Family Experience lets you get up close and personal with turtles, monkeys, butterflies and more as you explore the magnificent tropical rainforests on this guided holiday of Costa Rica.
  • Discovering the living museum of the Galapagos Islands
    Looking to give your kids a crash course in exotic wildlife? What better place to visit than “Darwin’s test kitchen,” the Galápagos? On this multi-activity trip, you’ll have the chance to snorkel, hike, kayak, and swim the islands, as well as visit a giant tortoise breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Who says learning about nature has to be boring?
  • Vietnam Family Adventure
    Explore Hanoi by cyclo, cruise the peaks in Halong Bay, shop and relax in Hoi An, meet local families in the Mekong Delta, discover bustling Ho Chi Minh City


Fun in the Sun
If adventure trips sound too exhausting for your brood, holidays in the sun with the family will always created beautiful memories. From family-friendly resorts with multiple pools, restaurants, kids clubs and activities (salsa classes, anyone?), Canadians looking for sunny destinations in the depth of winter can travel together. Packages are available for families of 5 or more, offering larger adjoining rooms for more family fun and savings.

We have some amazing offers to make your vacation more affordable than ever!  It's not uncommon to make these trips an annual tradition - with prices this good, you have no excuse!


Take to the Seas!
In response to the growing trend of multi-generational travel, many cruise lines are offering everything from learning labs, to cultural experiences, food and wine events, and a full selection of activities onboard to suit the young and young at heart.

25,000 children and their families cruise with Holland America Line each year, and with good reason. They have an extensive range of activities for children, teens and adults. Swimming pools, onboard movies, culinary demonstrations, spa treatments, fine and casual dining options, Broadway style shows, and kids clubs are just some of the activities on offer. A firm favourite is the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska, where kids can pan for gold amongst other things.

On Princess Cruise Lines, the North to Alaska! Experience is the multi-generational family favourite. It runs from May to mid-september, with onboard activities to fully immerse the family in the wild north. From dining on Alsakan king crab and salmon, to experiencing pioneer life - education and entertainment have been combined to keep everyone happy.

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