TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS ANNOUNCES 'TI'S TOP 10' CONTENT INITIATIVE; RANKS BEST KIDS CLUBS
FARMINGDALE, NY (April 20, 2015) – Travel Impressions (http://www.TravelImpressions.com) is announcing the TI’s Top 10 series by highlighting the most exceptional kids clubs, featuring brands and properties ideal for families seeking the ultimate relaxation while knowing their kids are safe, entertained and significantly tuckered out at the end of the day. Travel Impressions will be providing a series of top ten lists each month throughout 2015 to provide agent partners with content for their websites and marketing endeavors.
Beaches Ochos Rios in Jamaica claims the title of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice for the Caribbean. Here kids and families have the choice between International Nanny Association-accredited care or free rein at an 18,000-square-foot water park. Kids can also choose to “hang out” at the Xbox Play Lounge or Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street™.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of the Caribbean & Mexico feature the unique Ritz Kids programs at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba; The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun; The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan; The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas; and Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. Ritz Kids educates children ages four – 12 with the help of Jean–Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society based on the pillars of water, land, environmental responsibility and culture. Guests are also invited to enrich their travel experience with the Jean–Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment programs offered at select properties for interactive, fun and educational programs for children and adults based on each resort's natural environment.
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas features an ultimate aquatic paradise featuring 14 lagoons, 141 acres of slides and rides plus the resort’s fully-hosted, LEGO®-partnered Atlantis Kids Adventures, a Sea Squirts program for kids ages three – six, the Junior Ultimate Trainer for a Day program along with a variety of enriching children’s workshops and events.
Riu Jalisco in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico welcomes kids ages four – 12 to find a new best friend at RiuLands across Mexico and the Caribbean. A character exclusive to this resort brand, this friendly dancing sea turtle is only one of the features in a program that teaches values such as cultural diversity and care for the environment. A full roster of entertainment programs for children runs alongside the non-stop action of pool slides, water games and competitions, outdoor recreational areas and indoor playrooms.
The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida gives parents a break to have dinner for two on a vacation for all, allowing kids ages three – 12 to eat and play together at Camp Breakers while the grown-ups enjoy the quality time and sunsets for which Florida is known. During the day, campers can ride the wave of outrageous fun as they pursue their own vacation interests, explore surroundings and make new friends. Special golf and tennis camps are available during select times of the year to provide comprehensive instruction in a fun and positive learning environment. Further, children can let their imaginations run free in the 6,160-square-foot Family Entertainment Center featuring an arcade, video games, bicycle rentals, outdoor sports courts and a playground sure to excite guests of all ages.
Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii add a bit of culture to kids stays with Camp Hyatt which features fun and interactive programs that dive into the flora, fauna, culture and geography of the islands with games and activities including sandcastle building, lei-making and hula lessons. Travelers can add on a visit to the aquarium or zoo at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, interact with resident parrots in Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa or fish on the private stream at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
Now Resorts & Spas in Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun are giving parents peace of mind by providing them with a pager or cell phone while their children, ages three – 12, are having the time of their lives under the watchful eyes of Red Cross-certified staff at the Explorer’s Club. Further, the supervised Core Zone Teens Club keeps the fun going into the next stage of kids’ lives with pool games, evening bonfires, disco mixers and more, all while the whole family enjoys Unlimited-Luxury® accommodations.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico features The Playroom, an 11-room kids club featuring various game rooms, iPlayrooms for toddlers, a beauty salon and mini runway for developing divas, a dollhouse, kitchen, Xbox room, toy room, arcade, two playgrounds and a theater with seating and concessions, all of which are in addition to a long list of daily activities.
Generations Riviera Maya, a Gourmet Inclusive®Resort by Karisma, is a AAA Four Diamond resort that introduces kids ages four – 12 to fine dining while letting them play with their food at Little Eko Chefs. Children will tour and pick ingredients from the greenhouse to learn techniques with a complimentary cooking class every weeknight. Kids will not only expand their palates, they will expand their minds with the Eko Kids Club and its art projects, ball pits, movies, crafts, video games and indoor playground.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya houses the Little Big Club™ with artist residents including Barney™, Angelina Ballerina™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas the Tank Engine™ to keep kids busy while their parents soak up VIP perks. Kids 12 years and older get to be the real stars of the resort with the complimentary Music Lab where they’ll star in a live performance, featuring a jam band, DJ spin sessions and even a personal music video shoot. As an added incentive, the resort features seasonally complimentary Unlimited Playtime and three hours of included babysitting for three days.
TI’s Top 10 Travel Impressions has been an expert in upscale travel for more than 40 years, with partnerships that span across 200 destinations and 2,400 resorts and hotels. Travel Impressions is putting its expertise to agents’ use by providing yet another tool to support continued success. Every month reveals a new theme and Travel Impressions’ top 10 picks for it, providing another tool agents can use to make recommendations that keep customers coming back.
For more information on TI’s Top Ten Kids Clubs, visit www.travimp.com/topten and stay tuned for new TI Top 10 lists each month.