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September/October 2014 Issue

Multi-gen travel is on the rise

According to a recent AAA study, more than one-third (36 percent) of people surveyed are planning to take a multi-generational trip in the next 12 months. This is a 4 percent increase over last year.

For more than one-quarter of Americans, these multi-generational trips will include three generations–they will travel with both their children and their parents or in-laws. Another 5 percent will travel with their grandparents, and 15 percent plan to take their grandchildren on vacation.

“Today’s grandparents are active and enjoy exploring the world,” said William Sutherland, AAA vice president, Travel Services. “They value spending time with their children and grandchildren. In today’s fast-paced world, travel affords families an opportunity to spend quality time re-connecting and sharing experiences.”

Planning a multi-generational vacation may seem daunting with the variety of ages and interests to cater to within one group. But, there are many travel options available to facilitate a trip that will appeal to everyone. A qualified travel agent can help put together customized tours and find resorts which cater to these types of vacations. Cruising is a another option that allows family members to participate in individual, age-appropriate activities, while still providing opportunities to gather as a group for meals, shows, and other onboard events.

“The key to planning a successful multi-generational trip is making sure there is something for everyone to enjoy,” continued Sutherland, “Be sure to have a family planning meeting before you book a trip.”

Let AAA Travel help you plan a multi-generational cruise or tour. Click here for a list of AAA offices to serve you.



Travel events focus on Alaska

If Alaska is a destination you’ve yet to visit, make plans to attend a series of free programs that will introduce you to The Great Land.

Travel specialists from Holland America Line® will take you on an inspiring journey to Alaska. Book your cruise or land-and-sea journey at the show; you could receive up to $450 in booking bonuses*. These events will be at:

  • 6 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Ethnic Heritage Center, 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Miss. Reserve your space by calling (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0
  • 6 p.m., Oct. 1, at Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner, La. Reserve your space by calling (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0
  • 6 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Louisiana Archives, 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge, La. Reserve your space by calling (225) 293-1200 Ext. 0.

*Guests will have two weeks from the date of the On Stage Alaska Travel Show to take advantage of the offers. Offers, including booking deadline, subject to change without notice.

For more information, call (800) 453-9125 or visit


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