The best experiential family travel ideas for the holidays and beyond

Planning a vacation trip can be daunting, especially if you missed out on the best Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday travel deals (although there are still a few). Travel is picking up incredibly quickly, and airlines, hotels, and cruise lines are ready to lure travelers back. And that includes a good percentage of travelers who are looking to upgrade their experience to something better than they have in the past.

The recently released Fall Luxe Report from The Leading Hotels of the World confirms that travelers continue to “barter” with their travel purchases. Chairman and CEO Shannon Knapp says the luxury hotel group’s suite and villa bookings are 36% above 2019 levels. The report also showed continued interest in domestic travel, despite reopening of international borders.

The group’s metropolitan properties have experienced a 100% increase in revenue since 2021, and outbound travel from the US to Europe increased approximately 225% year-over-year and was flat through 2019. No matter where you travel, these are some of the latest vacation deals to enhance your experience.

Offers Margaritaville “Tis’ the Season”

In the lead up to the holidays and even after, Margaritaville properties are offering their annual seasonal deals. These vary by property, but can include a variety of valuable benefits. Among them is a $75 resort credit at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs plus a welcome gift bag packed with welcome goodies. The resort will also donate $5 to a local food bank for each package reserved. At the Hollywood Beach property, the package includes a $50 resort credit, a welcome gift and a $10 local food bank donation. The Nashville property is offering welcome margaritas, a $75 resort credit, and a $5 charitable donation.

Extraordinary Vacation at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The hefty $23,000 price tag of the “over the top” vacation deal offers plenty of value for those who take advantage of this four-night stay. Guests can choose between the Presidential Suite atop the Lahaina Tower or the beachfront Palace Suite. Package includes four VIP tickets to the resort’s luau, access to Halona Kai Holiday Village for one night, airport transfers, daily breakfast and access to the Regency Club, water sports experiences, a photo shoot, a beach cabana and massages for four people. The suite comes decked out in Christmas decorations complete with a tree and gingerbread house preparing supplies for a private class.

Countdown in Spanish for New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico

For the second year in a row, Puerto Rico and its entertainment destination DISTRITO T-Mobile will be home to the Spanish-language portion of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023. The party will be filled with festive music, concerts, and good food and drink. Intermittent interviews with the New York celebration will put Puerto Rico and attendees front and center on the television screen. boricua talent Roselyn Sánchez will act as a presenter with Farruko live. It promises to be a fun and educational experience for families who want to celebrate in a festive atmosphere without enduring the cold.

Fairmont El San Juan Embrace the Season Package

Fairmont El San Juan, the luxury beachfront resort participating in the Accor All Live Limitless programme, will host its own Christmas and New Year’s Eve events. The Embrace the Season package will generate savings based on the number of nights the guest chooses to stay. Guests can receive a 15% discount when staying 1-2 nights, a 25% discount when staying 3-4 nights, and a 30% discount when staying more than 5 nights. It is available to book until March 29, 2023 for stays until April 30, 2023.

Super Bowl LVII Moments with Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy, the loyalty program for Marriott’s 30 hospitality brands, has a platform known as Marriott Bonvoy Moments. It allows members to use their hard-earned points to bid on hard-to-replicate experiences instead of hotel stays. These can be popular with families and include a variety of Super Bowl LVII VIP packages with tickets to the big game, a stadium suite, hotel stay, and access to the field before or after the game. Other options include music concerts with VIP access, celebrity meet-ups and performances at Radio City Music Hall, among many others.

Regent Seven Seas “Double the Joy” Offering

Families or couples who have sailed with Regent Seven Seas in the past can take advantage of the line’s “Double the Joy” offer. Available now through January 6, 2023, the offer includes double savings, double loyalty nights per person, $1,000 onboard credit per suite, and welcome gift. It is available on three popular voyages in 2023, including ones that run through South America and the Caribbean.

AYANA Segara Bali opening deals galore

Overlooking Jimbaran Bay, the new AYANA Segara Bali offers a 25% discount on stays booked between now and March 31, 2023. There are other benefits too. Includes a 10% discount on in-room spa treatments or Spa on The Rocks plus a free 1-hour thalassotherapy experience for two on stays of at least 2 nights. Also part of the deal is a 10% discount at restaurants and a free 30-minute photo shoot by a professional photographer. Use the reservation code SEGARA to take advantage of these offers.

Live like a Puerto Rican with Marriott Bonvoy

The “Live Boricua” experience package is available now through January 15, 2023. Cooking lessons and heritage tours give guests the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rican culture. Families may love this affordable cultural experience as a way to vacation while also teaching children about a new culture. This is one of many Marriott Bonvoy properties on the island that offer this package.

Panama flight refund offer

Guests of The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort in Panama can get a partial refund of the cost of their trip with this offer. The package includes receiving $400 as reimbursement for the cost of the flight to the hotel, as well as daily bottled water, breakfast for two, and daily access to bicycles, tennis, and volleyball. If you were considering a warm-weather vacation this winter, any destination that helps pay for air might be just the thing for you.

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