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Aggregating The Best Deals In Family Travel

Luxury Link launches new family travel deal site

eTN Staff Writer  Mar 12, 2010

Luxury Link, the leader in online luxury hotel packages and deals, enters a bold new chapter. At a time when value is becoming increasingly important, Luxury Link announces the launch of its new site dedicated to family travel – .

To celebrate the launch, several exclusively-priced family packages are being offered including:

• Western Mexico Beachfront Hideaway*

A five-night package at Las Alamandas in Costalegre, Mexico, for up to four people with starting bid at US$1,151. The package includes accommodations in a Casa Azul Junior Suite with two queen beds and a private furnished veranda with garden view. Upon arrival, guests will receive welcome beverages, a tropical fruit platter, and fresh flowers in suite. The package includes a US$350 dining credit, fresh-squeezed lemonade each day, a 60-minute horseback riding excursion for up to four people on one day of your choice, an ecological visit to the Turtle Incubation Room on one day, and participation in the resort’s Kids Club each day for children ages four to 11. Family travelers also have unlimited access to resort activities, facilities, and equipment such as surfboards, boogie boards, the fitness center, mountain bikes, and badminton and volleyball play areas. Package retail value is US$2,557. Starting bid price is US$1,151. Buy now price is US$1,279.

• Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure*

A five-night package, including round-trip transportation, transfers, and catered meals for up to four travelers on an expedition through Cataract Canyon in Moab, Utah, with starting bid of US$3,029. Accompanied by an experienced guide who works especially well with families, family travelers can enjoy a rafting trip along whitewater waves and famous “Big Drops” of the Colorado River. The rapids trips include numerous activities for all skill levels, expedition equipment, and 2-person shared tents and dry bags. There is no better way to enjoy Utah’s rich Canyonlands with all the amenities of an all-inclusive resort complete with roundtrip transportation and airport transfer, all catered meals, and premium rafting and river equipment to successfully trek the ultimate family adventure. Package retail value: US$6,058. Starting Bid US$3,029.

*Package subject to change and availability

Launching as the destination website for families seeking the best places to stay at exceptional values,’s commitment is to facilitate lifelong travel memories for family travelers.

“After establishing a proven track record of credibility and success over the past 13 years, we are thrilled to be able to capitalize on our deep travel industry relationships and expertise to aggregate and deliver the best values in family travel packages through,” said Diane McDavitt, president of Luxury Link. “There is no other family travel website that offers as many exclusive family vacation deals.”

Launching this month with over 100 properties worldwide and more than 200 exclusive family travel packages, offers a wide spectrum of family travel accommodations and experiences including: global hotel collections, boutique properties, villas, all-inclusives, historic properties, and much more in the three- to five-star range in popular family destinations such as California, Florida, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

The only website to specialize in family travel deals at up to 65 percent off of retail value, features hotel packages with fun and enriching “extras” such as, complimentary breakfast, kids’ club activities, suite accommodations, cultural excursions, beachfront family picnics, or kid-focused experiences that elevate the family vacation experience.

Ranging from three to five stars, the properties featured on the website can accommodate families no matter their size with packages sleeping anywhere from three to 28 people. also aggregates the best family travel ideas, travel resources, tips, and services through its Family Travel Tips page, presenting a one-stop resource for family travel.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SITE NAVIGATION has gone to great lengths to design a site that is practical for planning family vacations. Families can find inspiration for their next “dream” vacation and easily discover the best vacation deals on family resorts. Site navigation features include:

• Search by family vacation destinations

• Search by personal interest (i.e., hotels with kid only pools, active/adventure, ski/snow)

• Search by availability of onsite Kids Clubs

• Search by children’s ages

• Search by “star” ratings

• Search by type of family vacation (i.e., beach, all-inclusive, or cruise)

• A "Kid Approved" box on the homepage with links to property suggestions based on age-appropriate activities across all destinations (i.e., properties with kids clubs or near children’s museums and zoos, for toddlers, or close to theme parks for families with school age children).


Aside from numerous search options, extends family travelers further flexibility by offering two purchasing options. Taking a cue from its success with, the auction format allows flexible travelers to submit bids on the packages of their choice. Auction winners secure the best values available on the website. The Buy Now method is especially useful for travelers that must travel on specified dates but still want to reap the benefits of the value available through

Family-friendly travel package auctions are currently live at . For updates and special deals, follow on Twitter and Facebook at


Luxury Link, LLC is the parent company of and Family, the web’s pioneering sites devoted to online luxury and family travel deals. Established in 1997, is the leader in online luxury travel with a proven track record of longevity, credibility, and success. Designed for travelers seeking inspiration and exceptional values at the world’s finest hotels and resorts, features the best luxury hotel deals on the web with savings of up to 65 percent off. Renowned by its peers, has been lauded by venerable names in travel including Travel + Leisure as a “Top Travel Website” (2009, 2008) and Condé Nast Traveler as “Best of the Web” in 2007. In 2010, Luxury Link launched, the destination website for families seeking the best places to stay at exceptional values to create lifelong travel memories. For more information, visit or , on Twitter , and Facebook

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