Plan a successful trip for the whole gang without breaking the bank.
According to findings from the 2015 MMGY Global Portrait of American Travelers survey, more than 40 percent of Americans reported taking a multigenerational trip in the previous year. And demand continues to rise, with MMGY Global forecasting multigenerational trips to increase by 7 percent in 2016.
The appeal is obvious: Grandparents love to spoil grandchildren, working parents like to use limited vacation time to get everyone together and kids of any age enjoy reconnecting with family they may not see often. What’s less obvious is how to organize a successful trip for the whole gang.
A few factors, including your budget, desired activities and convenience play a big role in determining the best multigenerational vacation option for your needs. If grandparents pay (and research firm D.K. Shifflet & Associates conducted a survey in 2014 that found they do in 33 percent of trips), they typically look for a structured, more comfortable vacation where everyone can spend time together. Cruises, all-inclusive resorts and guided tours with supervision for children are ideal choices. When parents pay, they may bring along in-laws to babysit so they can go out on their own. City getaways are also popular with this group. And when participants share the costs, options expand.
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