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May 20, 2018 7:23 pm
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Debbi Kickham

My 98-year old Mom, and my sister Chris and I, in the lobby of the swanky Shangri-La Hotel in Paris

Taking the kids — and even grandma with you — that’s the top travel trend for 2018, according to luxury travel network Virtuoso. It has revealed that the families continue to travel, in search of experiences that create closer bonds and lasting memories. Connecting with family through travel is one of 2018’s must-have experiences.

The Virtuoso Luxe Report found also found that Generation Z — young people born between the mid-1990s and mid-2010s, who are now 3 to 23 years old, are also major influencers when it comes to travel decisions. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has reported that Gen Z influences $600 billion — you read that right — of family spending.

Generation Z seeks authentic, unique experiences — how about hot-air ballooning over the Masai Mara? I did that years ago on a Micato Safari, and it was a thrill.  This generation appreciates adventures they can have only in a particular destination. (Can you say “overwater bungalow” in Bora Bora?)

Virtuoso also examined the top 10 family travel trends this summer. These are:

1). Beach resort stays

2). Active or adventure trips

3). Celebration traveling

4). Mother/daughter or Father/son trips

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