Family Trips on the Rise in 2014


Have you started your family travel plans for 2014? A recent survey from TripAdvisor, recently announced that than 92 percent plan of respondents plan to travel with family this year, up from 85 percent who did so last year. Of those taking family trips, 55% will travel with their spouse and children, and 20 percent will travel with extended family. Check out what the survey found families are looking as well as some ideas to plan your own trips.

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Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families in the U.S.:

1. Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida

2. Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania

3. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida

4. Candy Cane Inn, Anaheim, California

5. Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway, New Hampshire

6. Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas, Kissimmee, Florida

7. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, New York

8. West Inn & Suites Carlsbad, Carlsbad, California

9. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, Anaheim, California

10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, Florida

Freebies and location top the amenities wish list for family travelers at hotels. The top five are:

1. Complimentary breakfast

2. Close proximity to local attractions

3. Free Wi-Fi

4. Swimming pool

5. Room service

Family trips can sometimes test patience. The top annoyances when it comes to family getaways:

1. Lugging extra gear

2. Not enough quiet time for parents

3. Keeping children occupied in the car

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