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Home Resource Center Travel Tips Planning Picking a Travel Specialist

Picking a Travel Specialist

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Family Travel Specialists
...an easy way to plan your family vacation.


    Some travel tour companies can organize family travel packages to destinations worldwide, finding the best vacations for your family and designing an entertaining and educational itinerary.  You’ll travel with other families, experience the best of the locale, and relax knowing the details have all been taken care of.  Inquire into custom tours if your family prefers to travel alone or has specific interests not covered in the offered packages. You may also find in their literature useful ideas for planning and booking your own itinerary.  
    There are a host of travel tour operators, so before booking a vacation, consider these questions:
 
• Is the company accredited?  How long has it been in business?
 
• Do staff have hands on involvement in the organization of the tours or do they act as brokers and book  for overseas companies?
 
• Are the tours organized with interests and activities specific to families and are the tours priced accordingly?

• Who are the guides and do they work well with children?  Do they speak English; how much experience/knowledge of the country and specific tour do they have?

• What size are the tours; maximum number of families (no. of parents/no. of children) for a specific tour?
 
• What are the appropriate ages for the trip?  Range of difficulty and physical requirements?  Request actual lodging descriptions, excursion times, distances, weather/temperatures, elevation gains.
 
• Is the price of the tour based on size of family and season of travel?  What is included in the tour price (airfare, hotel, meals, airport transfers, airport taxes, park fees, activity charges, medical insurance)?
 
• Ask for references.



 

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