Kim and Tamara were recently out in Tucson, Arizona at the Family Travel Association Summit and they share their experiences in Arizona and chat with Rainer Jenss about family travel trends and the goals and mission of the Family Travel Association.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Tamara and Kim chat about their recent travels to Arizona
12:15 – Horseback riding experience with cacti
15:03 – Talking with the Rainer Jenss
20:04 – Don’t underestimate things your kids will like
22:51 – Surprising results in research on family travel
25:30 – Challenges that limit families from traveling
30:55 – Top ten lists of destinations
32:14 – Pricing for safaris
34:30 – Travel consultant vs. Travel agent
39:29 – Favorite travel gear
41:50 – Tip of the Week
ABOUT RAINER JENSS
As the President and Founder of the Family Travel Association, Rainer Jenss has a wealth of experience and knowledge on the subject of family with children.
Before putting his professional expertise and personal passion to the ultimate test by traveling around the world with his wife and two young children, Rainer Jenss was a Vice President and thirteen-year veteran of the National Geographic Society. As Publisher of National Geographic Kids, Jenss helped transform the publication into the most widely read consumer magazine for children throughout the world.
Since returning from the yearlong trip, Jenss has dedicated himself to be an advocate for family travel as an essential part of every child’s education. By creating the Family Travel Association, Jenss aims to establish a collective and unified industry voice that will help change the way families travel – charting a path for the future generations of travelers the industry needs to cultivate.
Email Rainer at firstname.lastname@example.org he will be more than happy to email with you.
FAMILY TRAVEL TIPS
- Plan ahead, especially if you are traveling during spring breaks when the cost of traveling is higher.
- Iceland has grown in popularity as a family travel destination. Make sure to plan at least six months ahead of time because the high amount of travelers and not too many hotels.
- South Africa, Alaska, Costa Rica, etc. are all places that are offering more options for family travelers.
- For your next vacation, look into using a travel consultant rather than a travel agent to help you figure out what your options are with the budget you have.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Rainer makes sure that he packs his ‘ExOfficio’ Underwear everywhere he goes. His kids still pick on him about it because he hasn’t worn any others since he first bought them for a trip.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Make sure to keep track of the time differences when you travel.
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