All in the detail
Travelling with youngsters can be challenging, and that’s why our Concierge department is on hand to arrange those little details that will make your holiday more relaxing.
That’s why we endeavour to provide you with all you need, in-air and in-resort, to ensure every member of the family has an enjoyable holiday. The kinds of thing we can arrange include; a ‘Flying Nanny’ on Etihad flights, babysitting (so you can have a night off!), sports camp places and even a pack of baby essentials waiting in your room.
Holidays are an ideal time for your children to indulge their sporting interests and we offer numerous resorts where academies are available to take their talent to the next level. At Forte Village, for example, in Sardinia, there are academies run by former international players and sports icons in everything from cricket to golf, rugby to tennis. Or if sailing is their thing, ask your Travel Specialist about a sailing school; Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands has a particularly good one.
Family-friendly Four Seasons
The Four Seasons name is synonymous with exceptional service and first-class luxury, which includes their ameniti s for younger guests. Accommodation is carefully thought out to ensure maximum space for children, alongside privacy for parents.
At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, the Royal Suite is perfect for multi-generational families travelling together, where up to nine bedrooms can be joined to create one luxury suite. Views of the famous fireworks are incredible from here.
Or if you’re off to Asia, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan recently renovated several one-bedroom suites into new Family Suites with a cute children’s room, while Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui boasts Family Villas designed with a separate kids’ sleeping area.
Reach for the sky
There’s been welcome news for families travelling with children in recent months, after the Government announced it would be scrapping Air Passenger Duty (APD) for passengers aged under 12-years-old. ITC Luxury Travel is therefore refunding the APD for all those clients travelling with children after May 2015 (when the changes come in); a refund which increases with the distance of the flight.
Changes to the banding in APD, brought in this year, now mean it’s also cheaper for all passengers to fly to the Caribbean, which could add up to a significant saving – in addition to the scrapping of child APD - if you’re travelling as a family to the islands.
We’ve seen a lot of changes since we first started offering holidays back in 1974, and in-resort technology has certainly been one of the biggest. Young people are now growing up with the likes of iPads, and so many top resorts – such as LUX* Resorts and the iconic Burj Al Arab – are providing these in your room, so they can surf the web and play games during down time. This complimentary technology at your fingertips also makes your ad hoc requests, like room service or a dinner reservation, quick and easy to arrange.