Multigenerational travel is THE top travel trend of 2018 according to luxury travel network, Virtuoso¹. We are seeing more and more families traveling with grandparents, parents, children, and/or grandchildren all together. Some travelers bring along more than just their immediate family, too, and may include nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and non-relative friends. No matter the destination or the make-up of your family, multigenerational travel is a unique and unforgettable way to bond with your immediate and extended family.
Motivations for Multigenerational Travel
Although the world is becoming increasingly interconnected every single day, families are also living further apart geographically than ever before. With this in mind, and with how fast-paced life can be, travel is often seen as the best way for families to stay bonded and spend time together. More and more, people want to accumulate experiences and memories with those they love over accumulating material, luxury goods. Travel is the perfect way to gather memories and experiences with your loved ones! Other motivations for multigenerational travel include exploring family roots and genealogy and celebrating special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations.
What to Look for to Plan a Multigenerational Trip
Multigenerational vacations should be in destinations that travelers of all ages can enjoy together with activities for the whole group, or for parts of the group. Additionally, it’s important not only to make memories together as one whole family, but also to make sure each family member has their own time and space to do what they please. Ideal multigenerational trip destinations would have²:
- A variety of dining options
- Entertainment and activity options for a variety of age groups
- Family-friendly accommodations such as options to connect rooms
Top Multigenerational Travel Destinations
All-inclusive resorts and cruises are the most popular kind of trips for families to take multigenerational vacations. Whether your family prefers the beautiful, rugged wilderness, historic and adventure-filled European cities, or soothing white sand beaches, there are countless options to choose from.
- Eastern, Western, or Southern Caribbean
- Europe (England, Italy, Spain, France, Greek Islands, Scandinavia, Russia)
- Canada & New England
- Dominican Republic
- Turks & Caicos
Other Multigenerational Destination Ideas:
- Mountain resorts in the Rockies or New York’s Adirondacks region
- National Parks
- African safaris
- Guest ranches in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, etc.
- Costa Rica
Call AurTravel at 402-891-6909 and we will book a perfect multigenerational vacation, or any other vacation, for you and your family or your friends!