Pennington, NJ – May 24, 2012 – Summer break is right around the corner, yet in a recent online survey* of family travelers conducted by Family Vacation Critic 41 percent of those planning to take a family vacation this year said they have not yet decided on a destination.
However, according to respondents who have made plans, the most popular destinations for a family vacation this year are Florida (38 percent), Caribbean (19 percent) and California (16 percent).
For parents still undecided about this year’s travels, Family Vacation Critic, a TripAdvisor site dedicated entirely to the needs of families traveling with kids, offers these planning tools:
* Resort Reviews: Detailed reviews of family-friendly properties, from both professional travel experts and a community of family travelers, highlighting special family amenities, room reviews, dining venues, nearby activities, planning tips and price information.
* Destination Guides: Expert reviews of family-friendly attractions, resorts, rental listings, restaurants and planning tips. Age-specific designations help parents find attractions that are best for certain age groups.
*Travel Deals: Handpicked, family-specific travel deals include everything from value-added packages to steep hotel discounts.
*Travel Inspiration and Advice: Guidance for picking the ideal vacation based on specific interests and needs, as well as tips for traveling with kids of various age groups and planning a vacation on a budget. An interactive family packing list helps parents organize essential items for a variety of vacations.
*Travel Advice Forums: A venue for those planning a vacation to interact one-on-one with Family Vacation Critic editor, Lissa Poirot, a team of family travel experts and a community of nearly 20,000 traveling families.
* Survey conducted on FamilyVacationCritic.com – April 2012, 4,400 respondents
Note to Editors: For additional advice, Family Vacation Critic’s editor, Lissa Poirot — family travel expert and mother of two young travelers — is available to discuss tips and suggestions for planning successful family vacations.
About Family Vacation Critic
Family Vacation Critic is a comprehensive online travel resource for families that offers reviews of family hotels, resort and destinations. The site features vacation ideas, family travel tips and an online forum for family travelers. Family Vacation Critic is published by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors*. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
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