With summertime upon us most of us are realizing that we better get busy planning the family summer getaway. I love to travel, and believe that people today feel that it is their god given right to travel – and so do the cruise lines, resorts etc. as they have easily made travel more affordable for families.
This sentiment is widely recognized in the travel industry, in fact experts at the Leisure Travel Summit, held in New York earlier this month predicted that the travel industry might be looking at its strongest summer on record.
A forecast from Orbitz predicts that 75% will take a summer vacation, plus AAA showed in a recent survey that nearly one-third of respondents plan to take a multi-generational trip within the next 12 months.
The trend is geared towards families connecting, being together, and creating those “priceless” memories. Vacations are truly an investment in building relationships with family, partners and loved ones and Americans are placing a high value on this aspect of their lives.
As travel agents we have seen a rise in last minute reservations, and I can attest to the fact that this is the busiest season Incredible Journey has had for years! We hope you remember us when planning your next “Incredible Journey” no matter the destination. We will always put you first, this is your vacation and there are no take backs - it should be perfect every time!
Here’s hoping we see a lot of “out of office” notifications this summer!