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Your Family Vacation Planner

YOUR FAMILY VACATION PLANNER conducteda survey to find out how families plan for their vacations. Over 60 families participated in the survey, and these were their responses. With some tips and suggestions from, we hope that your next family vacation is a fun one! HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE TO GO? HAWAII ITALY Decisions Decide where to 100% said they go based on some form of MEXICO 58% will go to a review site before making final recommendation decisions LODGING TIP! One of the best places to qo for reviews is Take advantage of their forum sections for moré specific inquiries. OO tripadvisor get the truth. then go." WHAT KIND OF LODGING DO YOU TYPICALLY STAY AT? 52% 35% 8% 5% Hotel/ Motel Family/ Friends Other Vacation home НОTELS VS VACTION HOMES PROS PROS VACATION HOME TIP! You Can save a lot of money with a vacation home. The cost of a vacation home near Disney World is about the same as 3 or 4 star hotel rooms. However, in a vacation home you can fit up to 10 people in a 4 bedroom house. ID Restaurant on-site More space for family Shuttle service Full kitchen Great swimming pools Multiple full baths Also, vacation homes have full kitchens which can save both time and money. The savings from only eating breakfast in the home could be $200 or more for a family of 4 on a 5 day vacation. Internet (Wifi) Multiple bedrooms WI-FI No cleaning required More privacy CONS CONS D Small rooms No daily maid service No kitchen No shuttle service One bathroom WI-FI Internet accessibility not guaranteed HOW IMPORTANT ARE ACCURATE LODGING IMAGES? HOW IMPORTANT IS CLEANLINESS OF YOUR LODGING? VERY IMPORTANT VERY IMPORTANT Most vacation homes An uncommon thing check for is bedbugs. Lift and hotels sites do a 90% 97% good job of showing accurate pictures of their rooms. the sheets and the mattress and check along the creases and folds of the bed for evidences of the bug. HOTEL WHAT KIND OF LODGING DO YOU TYPICALLY STAY AT? 55% Tip! Couple of months before Book early. The idea of last minute travel deals is long gone. In fact, we sugest everyone book éarly and then spot check the pláce where they booked their vacation to see if the price went down. If the price does change Company ask them to lower the priċe to reflect the new price 3% Last minute planners 29% 13% (lower) then we suggest you call the and Couple of weeks before First of the year they are advertising. TIP! School schedules are given at the beginning of each schol year. Or you Can always call the administration office for more information. Work schedules can be planned ahead of time. Plan your vacation early for better deals and gvaranteed availability. HOW DO YOU PICK YOUR VACATION DATES? 60% 29% 8% 3% School/Work Calendars (off-season) Cost Weather Holidays CHILDREN HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DO YOUR CHILDREN HAVE OVER YOUR CHOICE OF VACATION DESTINATIONS? Some input, but I have a final say 83% Decide without their input Kids have complete control 10% 7% WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR YOUR FAMILY VACATION? 47% 19% 18% 15% 2% Family Experience New Things Fun Relaxation Education Time Family vacations and time spent together help a family's unity, stability, and ability to adapt. Children who experience these types of bonds at an early age saw positive cognitive and emotional development, and healthy social attachment. SPECIAL THANKS RESOURCE Lori Falcon Ramon B. Zabriskie, and Bryan P. McCormick, "The Influences of Family Leisure Patterns on Perceptions of Family Functioning," Family Relations 50, No. 3 (July 2001): 281-289. LEER Christine Young Trisha Haas Bridgette Duplantis Elizabeth Thielke Maria Moser Jessica Fuqua ORLANDO Beth Davis Jyl Pattee Amy Bellgardt Erin Kotecki Vest Sarah Braesch Sarah Visbeek Heather Solsbery Luschka van Onselen Amy Leforge TJ Sugden Jo-Lynne Shane Cindy Richards Jamie Reeves Kerry Sauriol Stefanie Fauquet Janessa Solem Maricris Guadagna >

Your Family Vacation Planner

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