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New and Exciting Trends in Luxury Family Travel for 2016

Our social media addiction has a consequence: It has a major impact on travel inspiration. Travel is a form of social currency in our sharing economy — it’s no longer just about going where everyone else is going. Interestingly, the opposite is happening and we’re seeing families actively seek unique experiences that are off the “what my friends are…

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Luxury Family Travel News & Discoveries for 2015

My annual visit to the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) show in Cannes, France, last month was packed with amazing discoveries. Luxury Family Travel is going gangbusters as our favorite brands are adding new hotels with family-friendly rooms, as well as creative kids’ amenities and programs. I also learned about new boutique hoteliers who are catering to families. I…

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Hot Off The Press: 2014 Luxury Family Travel Trends

The theme for 2014 Luxury Family Travel was summarized beautifully by Maxime Braun of the Oetker Collection at last week’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) gathering in Cannes, the luxury travel industry’s most important annual meeting of the minds. “Kids are today’s clients, not the clients of tomorrow,” said Braun. Music to our ears at Ciao…

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Dispatch from International Luxury Travel Market

It’s been a quiet editorial week on Ciao Bambino as I’ve been the dedicated family travel media representative in Cannes at International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM). This is the travel industry’s best luxury event where global brands roll out all they have in store for the upcoming year.

The exciting news is that families were a huge topic of discussion for practically every luxury travel company. New luxury is being defined as 100% individual travel experiences …