Multigenerational groups are a huge and rapidly growing travel segment. One of the reasons is that our clients realize that they do not need to sacrifice the amenities and gourmet dining experiences they enjoy in order to accommodate the interests of younger family members. The definition of "family" has evolved to include aunts and uncles, close friends, and step-relatives. The reasons for the group's travel include milestone anniversaries or birthdays, as well as children going off to college. The challenges~individual schedules, finances, and family dynamics~are well-known.
Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.