Traveling with family can be challenging. There are things we are often anxious about such as packing, keeping the children busy, as well as finding a stress free and low-cost travel option for the whole family. Recent trends have tried to address some of the challenges that parents face when trying to organize a trip for the whole family.
New packages are trying to address the issue of transportation, keeping the trip exciting and making the experience fun for everyone including the parents. Here are some trends that can give you ideas when you are planning your next vacation with loved ones.
All Inclusive Resorts
All inclusive resorts try to minimize all your travel by bringing everything to one place. This trend has proven advantageous in several ways for people traveling with their family. This has prompted players in the tourism industry have been designing packages to cater for these needs.
These resorts have incorporated fun activities and games, conference rooms, and accommodation units with a kitchen, multiple bathrooms, and dining area. Fun activities may include water sports, biking, hiking, and video game rooms. Parents can have their alone time as their children are playing games in some other part of the resort.
There are many resorts with fantasy themes where imaginary creatures come to life. These resorts have also cater for the whole family with exciting activities for children. Holiday resorts have themes designed to jumpstart your holiday mood. For example, when you book a family holiday to Lapland, your family can send a letter to Santa and later get to meet him at the resort. While there, the whole family can take part in a range of Christmas themed activities. The resort provides costumes and equipment at the premises.
Another trend that is becoming popular with travelers is voluntourism. You and your family can visit a remote location of the world and take part in activities as a way of giving back to the communities there. Many parents get the opportunity to expose their children to people from other cultures where they get to understand their lifestyle by completing day to day tasks.
It gives the whole family an opportunity to bond and to be exposed to the beauty of nature. Some voluntourism activities may involve assisting in tasks like the assembly of materials used for irrigation, feeding animals, teaching students new skills, amongst other activities.
In some locations, there are classes where you and your family can learn from the locals how to prepare the local dishes. This gives the family the opportunity to meet new people in the local area and learn about the culture directly from the natives. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends from across the world when on holiday. The other advantage is that it can be fairly low cost, especially where you need to travel with the whole family. The travel agent should ensure that all your needs are met as you spend time in a remote location away from home.