SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TCS World Travel, an award-winning luxury tour company, today has launched a new Teen Advisory Panel, a parent- and teen-approved platform that gives voice to one of the family’s most influential travel decision makers—the teenager. Staying on the pulse of family travel trends and guests’ needs, TCS World Travel has selected an advisory group of well-traveled, articulate teenagers to serve as a resource for their Luxury Custom Travel consultants as they create personalized independent journeys for families. The panel, which is comprised of eight travel-savvy teenagers who have visited a minimum of 15 countries on three or more continents outside of North America, will share their personal recommendations on destinations and experiences for teens.
“Our Luxury Custom Travel consultants have planned a number of extraordinary trips for multi-generational families, and we have recently seen the increased influence that teens have on family travel decisions, especially when grandparents and parents want to ensure everyone will enjoy the experience,” said TCS World Travel President Shelley Cline. “We created our Teen Advisory Panel to serve as a resource for the entire family—for grandparents and parents who want to keep their teens engaged and excited while traveling and for teenage guests who want to have a say in their family vacations.”
TCS World Travel’s Luxury Custom Travel consultants create all-encompassing custom itineraries from scratch for individuals, couples and families, personalizing every detail to the guests’ specifications and crafting activities that please everyone from grandparents to toddlers. When guests work with their Luxury Custom Travel consultant to plan their custom-tailored journeys, the teen advisory panel is available for questions and can provide recommendations with a teenage perspective, from identifying the most Instagram-worthy spots in a certain city and the best neighborhoods for foodie experiences, to suggesting local concerts for their age group and where to meet people their age.
“We’ve learned that getting teens involved from the very beginning is important because they feel their interests are heard and taken into account, and ultimately, the journey provides them with lifelong memories,” continued Cline. “We hope to ease our guests’ travel-planning experience by providing a valuable resource to help satisfy all travel needs and interests.”
TCS World Travel is further positioned as a leader in providing unparalleled experiences that resonate with all ages, no matter the destination, and opportunities for discovery they cannot get on their own. Teen-approved experiences include:
- Embracing adventure: TCS World Travel’s Luxury Custom Travel consultants can arrange top-of-the-line guides for teen-approved outdoor adventures from surfing in El Salvador and sandboarding in the desert to mountain climbing and canyoning in Innsbruck or Queenstown.
- Savoring the city through food: A popular food blogger can take teens to experience the best and most unique food that a country has to offer, from interesting street food to weird and wacky dishes.
- Shopping like a local: A local fashionista can help teens find the coolest markets and hippest boutiques, no matter their style.
The members of the Teen Advisory Panel are between 14 – 17 years old and demonstrate global knowledge based on their extensive travel history. They have been carefully vetted and handpicked by TCS World Travel based on the above qualifications and a detailed questionnaire about their travel experience and recommendations. For more information on TCS World Travel’s Luxury Custom Travel department, please visit TCSWorldTravel.com/Luxury-Custom-Travel or email LuxuryCustomTravel@TCSWorldTravel.com.
About TCS World Travel
TCS World Travel leads the industry in private jet journeys with the experience and knowledge built from developing hundreds of trips for 25 years. The company excels at providing unparalleled local access and exclusive activities tailored to any travel style. Circle the globe or take a dive deep into a region on a luxury private jet expedition or embark on a luxury custom journey created especially for you to any destination in the world. For more information, visit www.tcsworldtravel.com or find TCS World Travel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.