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Family holiday experts lastminute.com named official travel partner for new government supported educational family initiative

  • UK government departments are supporting the launch new ‘Your Family Plan’ initiative with lastminute.com as official travel partner
  • 10% of customer requests received by lastminute.com are about travelling with small children
  • With the arrival of Prince Louis, lastminute.com reveals alternative family holiday destinations that won’t break the bank

 

With their expert knowledge and 20 years of experience in family travel, lastminute.com have been named the official family travel partner for the government supported new ‘Your Family Plan’ initiative. The scheme comprises a handbook, which is given to all parents who register the birth of their new baby, containing helpful information and tips on all aspects of family life, including travelling.

Around 10% of customer requests received by lastminute.com are related to travelling with young children, including requests for a bassinet or sky cot, adding a baby to the booking when pregnant, car seats for transfers, travelling with buggies and more. The online travel agent have extensive experience in handling these request and arranging travel for families with young children, so customers can rest assured that they are in safe hands.

The team at lastminute.com are committed to helping their customers find whatever makes them ‘pink’ and they know that the first holiday with a new little one is all about ‘first times’: the first time they’ll feel the sand between their tiny toes, their first chance to swim in the sea, their first time in an airplane. It can seem daunting to any parent, but with the right tools that ‘Your Family Plan’ provides, a ‘pink’ holiday isn’t far away.

From airline policies, to booking the right type of accommodation and what to do at each stage of your journey, parents will receive a wealth of advice and knowledge in the handbook. They will also have access to an online help hub, which will be an informative resource for those travelling with children and infants. Each handbook also contains a unique voucher code for new parents to make use of money off their next holiday with lastminute.comlastminute.com have  even created their  own page with helpful tips and content to help families plan their trip.

Reigo Eljas, Country Director UK & Ireland at lastminute.com, says, “Travelling the first time as a family can be extremely intimidating for new parents, but our team are here to make life easier and ensure your family holiday is everything you dreamed of. We are thrilled to be the official travel partner for the ‘Your Family Plan’ initiative, and we’re sure it will provide the advice and confidence parents need to make their first family holiday truly memorable. We have packed the pages with helpful information and tried-and-tested tricks, as compiled bylastminute.com parents themselves. Travelling with children doesn’t have to be stressful, and our experienced team know all the tricks to make it smooth and painless for new parents.”

In conjunction with the initiative and with the arrival of the new Royal Baby, lastminute.com reveals the top family travel destinations, for those looking for something a little different while staying within budget.

Top Alternative Family Travel Destinations from lastminute.com:

  1. Algarve, Portugal

Breath-taking cliffs, golden beaches, incredible bays and sandy hidden islands are what Algarve offers this summer. Parque Natural Da Ria Famosa and Cabo de São Vicente are favourites for families.

  1. Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is a cosmopolitan yet traditional city. The astonishing Mauresque mixed with French-colonial design, camels and beaches offer a cultural and different experience to families.

  1. Chania, Greece

This 14th century port is outlined by shopping streets and waterfront restaurants.  It is a paradise for the fans of Mediterranean cuisine. Don’t forget to visit the harbour & the areological and maritime museums!

  1. Pescara, Italy

Pescara has one of the biggest marinas of the Adriatic and offers a mix of nature, beautiful landscapes and aquatic sports.

  1. Albena, Bulgaria

Albena calls itself the coast’s family-friendly beach. Aquaparks, bowling alleys, mini-golf courses and amusement parks are some of the activities for families.

  1. Saint Paul’s Bay, Malta

Saint Paul is little Maltese village with a large population of locals. Stunning beaches, the National Aquarium, water parks and a visit to the capital Valletta are some of island’s offers.

See what kids say about their holidays in lastminute.com’s charming video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5KZR-h6_Cg

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