What's Trending in Family Travel?
October 2022 | By Ensemble Travel Group | 3 minute read
From multi-generation trips to a spontaneous getaway; family travel is exploding, and for good reason. This year, family travel is all about reconnecting, making up for lost time, and going bigger and better than ever. Once-in-a-lifetime splurges, spontaneous weekend escapes, bucket list experiences, and adventure stories that will be passed down for generations. You deserve to have a trip that’s as special as your family.
Splurge Travels: Big Budgets, Big Experiences
We get it, you’re looking to “go big” this year. In an effort to make up for lost time, we’re willing to spend more to experience the type of journey we’ve been dreaming of. A family cruise onboard one of the latest ship, a multi-generation safari in Africa, or a hotel room upgrade – there’s so many ways, both big and small, to splurge on your next trip for added value.
The World is Their Classroom
Traveling with young children is more popular than ever. Did you know that children who travel are more empathetic, adaptable, and open to new experiences? Yes, traveling creates lasting memories, but it also boosts your child’s development. So pack those Spiderman rollies and umbrella strollers for the most brag-worthy events, exclusive sailings, and limited-time offers. We want kids to be royally spoiled after their summer break.
Private travel, including yacht charters, secluded villas, and escorted tours are also on the rise, giving families space to spread out and enjoy quality time together. With health and safety concerns still on our minds, exclusive accommodations, and more intimate group settings create the peace of mind we need to truly relax and recharge.
The All-Inclusive Escapists
A family reunion at an all-inclusive beach resort ensures everyone can relax in their own special way. Attentive beach waiters delivering adult beverages while the children sip on fresh fruit juice. Cozying up under the cabana, reading your book in peace, and not having to worry about making a dinner reservation. We understand the appeal of this no-fuss type of travel as it continues to grow in popularity among large families.
The Ice-Cold Adventurers
Some of us use our vacation time to beat the heat by jetting off to icy destinations like Alaska, Iceland, or Antarctica. If we’re craving adventure and excitement, it may be safe to assume the rest of the family is too. We encourage you to take your little ones on these adventures with you. Day cruises to Alaska invite guests to experience an exciting travel adventure, all while soaking in the family friendly activities on and off the ship. Families especially love earning badges in the National Park Junior Rangers program. There’s truly so much to experience.
Similarly, Iceland is renowned for its safe, family friendly culture. The air is clean, the people are friendly, and the adventures are plentiful –whale watching, horseback riding, petting zoos, glaciers, lava caving, geothermal springs, and more. Take a break from the beaches. There’s no better way to make memories than to try something new and exciting, together.
BRB (Be Right Back) Travelers
So much to see, so much to do. Sometimes, a spontaneous family getaway is just what you need. Driving-distance destinations, last-minute weekend flights, around-the-corner guided tours, three-day cruise blowouts, and quick there-and-back trips. Short and sweet, these trips are all about breaking free from the norm and having fun. Enjoying a few days away lets us experience more, while spending less.
Your family trip should be just that, yours. Whether hiking Machu Picchu with your teenagers, lounging by the pool with your kids, or embarking on a multi-generation cruise across Europe; the journeys you go on should be as unique as your family.