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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Adventure Trip, Africa, Asia, Blogs, Europe, Middle East, Multigen, Travel Trends

Trends: Halal Tourism, By and For Muslims

Travel by Muslims, whether or not they are actively religious or following Islamic social laws, is a market segment known as Halal Tourism. (Halal means a code of dietary laws, similar to the kosher dietary rules followed by some Jews.)

The travel industry, particularly in the Middle East and Arab world, has long recognized that even non-religious travelers have cultural preferences that can be easily catered to while they travel.

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Author: Ron Bozman

Tags : Asia, Blogs, Caribbean, Cruise, Europe, Featured - MFT, Multigen, North America, Travel Trends

The Internet of Things Sails Out to Sea

In a technologically stunning presentation in New York, Royal Caribbean Cruises unveiled its next generation of digital innovations aimed at making the passenger experience “frictionless”—giving back to the passenger time wasted in lines, in waiting for bags to arrive, in ordering food and booking events and experiences. The program is due to roll out across the fleet by early 2018.

It’s a broad and bold program that promises, at the very least, to “give the passenger back the first day of their vacation.” 

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Boston, City Break, Couples, DC, Featured - MFT, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Tennessee, USA, Weekend & Short Break

5 Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, I suggest exploring five destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Boston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis and Washington DC to enrich your next vacation.

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Author: Susan G. Hauser

Tags : Blogs, City Break, Georgia, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Teens, USA

For Big Family Fun in Atlanta, Think Small

When planning a family vacation in Atlanta, don’t make the mistake of thinking too big. Sure, Atlanta is sprawling, but when it comes to enjoying its many great attractions, thinking small lets you take in most of the top tourist spots.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, California, Couples, Kids, North America, Snowsports, Spring Break, Teens, USA, Winter Getaway

12 Reasons to Love Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Those who recall Vice President Richard Nixon opening the VIII Olympic Winter Games here on February 18, 1960, know Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort simply as “Squaw Valley.”  And, after 58 years, it just keeps getting better. Here’s why.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Blogs, City Break, DC, Food & Wine, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Shopping, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2017) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destinatio

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Author: Long Li

Tags : Asia, Blogs, China, Multigen, Snowsports, Winter Getaway

Harbin International Ice Festival, China

Unlike many places, Harbin, China transforms ice and snowflakes with the help of winter weather into mesmerizing gifts, ice sculptures and lanterns to entertain locals and people from overseas.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Couples, Kids, Multigen, North America, Snowsports, Teens, USA, Utah, Winter Getaway

Surviving Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Tackling a new sport like skiing -- whether you're my age or a toddler -- is a challenge that the snow sports industry helps overcome each January with Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

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Author: Susan Finch

Tags : Blogs, Christmas Holiday, Featured - LV, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

10 Family-Friendly Ways to Spend the Holidays in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for it's over-the-top live shows, casinos and adult-sized fun. But there's plenty for kids and families to do, especially during the holidays. From multiple Santa sightings to light displays, Las Vegas is the holiday town that never sleeps in 2016.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Baby, Blogs, Kids

Say Bibbidi Bobbidi, Be a Princess or Pirate

In what may be a first at sea, Disney Cruise Line has devoted 94 square meters of real estate on Deck 5 of its newest ocean liner, the Disney Fantasy, to a venture that promises transformation.  

Yes, there are costume nights on Nile Cruises when passengers can become pharaohs of ancient Egypt and dance "The Mummy."
 

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