Rainer Jenss Honored as Traveler of the Year

Rainer Jenss Honored as Traveler of the Year

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FTA Founder Rainer Jenss accepts Traveler of the Year award.

At the second annual WhereverFamily.com Wherever Awards Ceremony, held at the City Vineyard in lower Manhattan, FTA president & founder, Rainer Jenss, received the Traveler of the Year Award in recognition for his work in helping the travel industry better inform and inspire families and for his personal travels that included taking a one-year around the world trip with his family when his boys were 8 and 11.

The award capped off an evening that honored the best in family travel. According to the readers of WhereverFamily.com here are the world’s best in several different categories:

 BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY DOMESTIC AIRLINE

  1. American Airlines
  2. Delta Air Lines
  3. Hawaiian Airlines
  4. United Airlines
  5. Alaska Airlines

 

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY AIRLINE IN NORTH AMERICA

  1. Air Canada
  2. American Airlines
  3. Delta Air Lines
  4. United Airlines
  5. Alaska Airlines

 

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE

  1. TAP Air Portugal
  2. Delta Air Lines
  3. Alaska Airlines
  4. Air New Zealand
  5. American Airlines

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREQUENT-FLYER PROGRAM

  1. Air Canada Aeroplan
  2. United MileagePlus
  3. American Airlines AAdvantage
  4. Delta SkyMiles
  5. Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTEL CHAIN

  1. The Ritz-Carlton
  2. Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  3. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  4. Westin Hotels & Resorts
  5. Sheraton

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORT CHAIN

  1. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  2. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  3. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  4. Crowne Plaza
  5. Westin Hotels & Resorts

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY INDIVIDUAL HOTEL

  1. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas
  2. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
  3. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
  4. LEGOLAND Feriendorf, Gunzburg, Germany
  5. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREQUENT-STAY PROGRAM

  1. Marriott Bonvoy
  2. IHG Rewards Club
  3. Wyndham Rewards
  4. Loews First
  5. Hilton Honors

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL

  1. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
  2. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  3. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda, Mexico
  4. Club Med Pragelato Vialattea, Italy
  5. Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, Costa Rica

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY PET HOTEL

  1. Fairmont Hotels
  2. The Peninsula Hotels
  3. Westin Hotels & Resorts
  4. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  5. Sheraton

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTEL KIDS CLUB

  1. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas
  2. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  3. Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida
  4. Sea Island, Georgia
  5. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY VACATION COMPANY

  1. American Airlines Vacations
  2. United Vacations
  3. SAA Vacations
  4. Delta Vacations
  5. Holiday Inn Vacation Club

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY DOMESTIC TOUR COMPANY

  1. Adventures by Disney
  2. National Geographic Vacations
  3. REI Adventures
  4. Trafalger
  5. Intrepid Travel

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL TOUR COMPANY

  1. National Geographic Vacations
  2. Lindblad Expeditions
  3. Classic Journeys
  4. Thomson Family Adventures
  5. Austin Adventures

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CRUISE LINE

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Holland America Line
  3. Viking Ocean Cruises
  4. Princess Cruises
  5. Celebrity Cruises

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY MULTIGEN CRUISE LINE

  1. Silversea Cruises
  2. Celebrity Cruises
  3. Viking Ocean Cruises
  4. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  5. Royal Caribbean

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CRUISE LINE KIDS CLUB

  1. Royal Caribbean Adventure Ocean
  2. Norwegian Cruise Line Splash Academy
  3. Disney Cruise Line Oceaneer Club
  4. Carnival Cruise Line Camp Ocean
  5. Princess Cruises Camp Discovery

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CREDIT CARD

  1. United Explorer Card from Chase
  2. Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express
  3. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card
  4. Chase Sapphire Preferred
  5. Citi AAdvantage MasterCard

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CREDIT CARD REWARDS PROGRAM

  1. Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Visa
  2. Royal Caribbean Bank of America Visa
  3. Delta SkyMiles American Express
  4. Princess Cruises Visa Signature Card
  5. Disney Premier Visa

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION

  1. Italy
  2. Africa
  3. Fiji
  4. London
  5. Costa Rica

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY DOMESTIC DESTINATION

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Orlando
  3. California
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Texas

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CARIBBEAN ISLAND

  1. Bahamas
  2. Grand Cayman
  3. Curaçao
  4. Aruba
  5. St. Lucia

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY MULTIGEN DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

  1. Italy
  2. South Africa
  3. Ireland
  4. Patagonia
  5. Mexico

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY AMUSEMENT PARK

  1. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
  2. Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Orlando
  3. Universal Studios Hollywood
  4. Sesame Place, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  5. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY WATERPARK

  1. Great Wolf Lodge
  2. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
  3. Aquatica by SeaWorld
  4. Zoombezi Bay, Columbus, Ohio
  5. Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Orlando

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RENTAL CAR COMPANY

  1. Avis
  2. Hertz
  3. Sixt
  4. National Car Rental
  5. Budget

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY TRAVEL PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

  1. Lindblad Expeditions
  2. National Geographic Vacations
  3. REI Adventures
  4. Thomson Family Adventures
  5. Ecoventure Family Cruises

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY DOMESTIC AIRPORT

  1. Pittsburgh International Airport
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  3. San Francisco International Airport
  4. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  5. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Munich Airport
  3. Hamad International Airport, Doha
  4. Incheon Airport
  5. Frankfurt am Main Airport

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY AIRPORT DINING

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  3. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  4. George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
  5. Dubai International Airport

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY AIRPORT SHOPPING

  1. Dubai International Airport
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  3. Hamad International Airport, Doha
  4. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  5. Singapore Changi Airport

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