Collette Vacations debuts Family Vacations micro-site01/19/2011 - Roster of family vacation options includes London & Paris and Costa Rica.
With last month’s launch of Collette Family Vacations to the travel agent community, the family oriented brand now reveals an accompanying micro-site (www.collettefamilyvacations.com) which can also be accessed from the home page of Collette’s main website (www.collettevacations.com) on the Family Tours tab.
One of the first things noticeable about the micro-site is a more kid-friendly feeling. A puzzle piece theme permeates the brand and is evident in the micro-site and in the new Collette Family Vacations brochure which mailed in late December. The first puzzles were educational tools crafted by 18th century English mapmakers. By putting the pieces together, a larger world opened up to the children of the 1700s. Today, puzzle building, like travel, is seen as another way for families of all ages to spend quality time together.
Collette Vacations’ President and CEO Daniel Sullivan, Jr. announced the launch of Collette Family Vacations, complete with new logo and brochure in December saying this latest brand adds to the company’s growing segment of tours which includes its mainstream Collette tours; as well as the Explorations brand of small group tours; and its long-standing Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures educational tours. The micro-site is a convenient way for travel agents to quickly access itineraries and departure dates for their clients interested in embarking on a family vacation.
On the roster of Family Vacations are nine, specially-crafted itineraries including a London and Paris family adventure; the “canyon country” of Utah, Arizona and Nevada; and a Costa Rica adventure that includes a zip-line canopy tour. A train ride and flight on the tallest observation wheel in the world – two things kids are sure to love – are included on the London and Paris vacation, where families will have the experience of a flier on the London Eye and crossing the English Channel aboard the high speed Eurostar Train. Parents and grandparents will enjoy delicious French cuisine while the children take in views of the “City of Lights” during dinner at the Eiffel Tower. In Costa Rica, families will have the opportunity to see green turtles nesting on the beach, enjoy a jungle stay in Tortuguero National Park, and have some family fun during a hot springs visit where surrounding pools and even water slides make for great family memories.
Collette Family Vacations offer the ease and convenience of an escorted tour but are geared toward parents and grandparents traveling with children who find engaging cultural experiences, family oriented hotels, and immersive activities an appealing part of their vacation experience. Components of the new brand include child rates up to 50% off adult rates for children (14 and under); child rates that apply even with only one accompanying adult; and itineraries designed to keep all generations engaged.
While Family Vacations is its own unique vacation line, the brands’ advantage is that travel agents can utilize the shared services that Collette Vacations is most known for, including complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service, the services of the largest sales force in the industry, industry-leading No Worries Cancellation waiver, and guaranteed departure dates.
For more information, visit www.collettefamilyvacations.com or call 888.621.8687.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest major tour operator in the United States. For over 90 years, our team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams. We offer 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Travelers can choose from small group tours, educational travel, family vacations, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and round trip Door to Door sedan service from home to the airport with air-inclusive reservations, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.