I’m thrilled to share that Ciao Bambino’s Family Vacation Planning Service experienced explosive growth this season. We’ve planned hundreds of trips all over the world for families with kids of all ages and have subsequently earned our place in the coveted Virtuoso network, enabling us to offer incredible perks to our travel agency clients.
I’ve grown our Family Travel Advisor team to meet the demand of our clients who are returning from trips we’ve planned and asking us to help with new destinations … and telling all of their friends to use our service. As a small business owner, it’s a word-of-mouth marketing dream! But don’t take my word for it — see for yourself what our clients are saying about their experience with Ciao Bambino this year.
Many thanks for organizing an unforgettable family trip. From the initial contact, to the planning, advice and recommendations, this trip exceeded all expectations. — Giga family
You did a really nice job on our whole trip, and we agreed after both our CB trips that it was definitely worth it to pay for the service (and it ended up being a fraction of what we paid for the whole trip) … We feel like the CB service continues to be a very useful tool and that the value for us is great. We particularly like having someone with local knowledge laying out the best touring plan. We would not have known to stop at Ronda or Merida during our drive, and the restaurant and shopping recommendations were also particularly helpful.
Also, the guides on both the trips we have taken with CB have been top-notch — I don’t think we could have found them on our own (and we love the convenience of not having to track down guides, etc). All the hotels were great, as always. We definitely recommend the website and service to friends, and we will definitely continue to be a CB family. Thanks! — Merberg family
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I would highly recommend Ciao Bambino for trip planning to everyone! It made it so much easier on my end not having to research every location, hotel and activity in depth. You knew the locations and best areas to stay (which is always a challenge). I feel like you spent so much time making sure every detail of our trip was the way we wanted it. You gave us so many options and kept researching until we found tours/hotels that were just right. I can’t thank you enough! I tell everyone it was worth every penny and then some! — Carpenter family
Our [British Columbia] trip was fantastic. We enjoyed riding bikes in the park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge was fun, and we all loved the seaplane ride. The Four Seasons in Whistler, as you know, was awesome … We’re all talking about going back in the winter some point. — Tuch family
I wanted to send a heartfelt thanks to you for constructing a dream vacation for our family. Our trip to Italy was, without question, the most amazing time we’ve ever shared. Every detail was perfect and we couldn’t have come close to such an adventure without your thoughtfulness and experience. We hope to work with you again someday (although Italy will be a hard act to follow!). In the interim, you have our complete appreciation and an immediate referral the moment we hear our friends utter the word “Italy.” — O’Donnell family
I received the email you sent and we are going through everything. I will get back to you asap re: highlighted portions. I just have to say I could not be happier! Your help is really allowing me to feel excited about this trip rather than stressed out, so thank you again! — Hovda-Lisenby family
[Our planner] offered a great phone consultation to help narrow down our options, and arranged not only for hotels and tours in Barcelona, but also for a private boat trip in Cadaques and a guided tour of the Dali Museum in Dali. She herself led our tours in Barcelona: a Gaudi architecture tour and a Picasso/Barri Gotic walking tour. Our multigenerational family group was so impressed — not only by her knowledge of the sites, but her passion for the arts and culture in Barcelona and her ability to keep everyone engaged … even our 6-year-old. We would recommend her to anyone traveling to Barcelona. We would not have had as rich of an experience without her. — Hortatsos family
You were a phenomenal travel planner, even down to worrying about our supper and rental car when we arrived. Thank you so much for everything. I would and will recommend you and Ciao Bambino. — Toews family
Our trip to California was the greatest trip we have ever taken. Period. We LOVED IT! — Stranahan family
You have been amazing and your insight and direction through this has been priceless. Your reviews from us are through the roof. We would like to send you that pasta package that we talked about as a gift from us. Let us know when you are ready to order. — Iacopelli family
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I wanted to write you the usual synopsis email on the flight home. First, let me just say you have outdone yourself once again! Every single detail was planned and executed with military precision, and the pace of the trip and activities were absolutely perfect for our family. And this is what I truly appreciated about the trip. I work so hard and at a very fast pace, making decisions all day at work — so the idea of turning it over to you and then being amazed and impressed time and time again is a true testament to your talents. These are the experiences I want for my family, and having you there to help plan these experiences is priceless. — Lyons family
I hardly have enough positive words to use in describing how absolutely amazing you have been. Many thanks and unending gratitude. — Dougherty family
We’re fortunate to have a world of resources at our fingertips, thanks in large part to our partnership with Virtuoso, an organization of the top travel agencies, travel providers and destinations worldwide. Through Virtuoso, we’re able to offer our clients the kind of exclusive amenities, upgrades, access and experiences that go well beyond what is time and cost-effective to research and book on your own online. Request more information from our Family Vacation Advisor team here.
Editor’s Note: Photos courtesy of the families pictured.
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This is a challenging time for our clients given the uncertainty around the spread of coronavirus, particularly for those with near-term travel plans in impacted areas. We’re working with our suppliers on being flexible with their booking conditions, and enabling families to postpone travel to a later date without a penalty, when possible. Likewise, given the unpredictability around destinations that may be impacted in the future, we’re helping clients planning new trips and understand ways that they can protect themselves until the situation improves. We are ready to help our clients work through questions and concerns.