Western & Oriental has launched its new Worldwide Family Holidays programme for 2012 which replaces the operator’s former Kids in the Medbrochure and for the first time expands into long-haul family holidays.
The new family destinations include hotels and new adventure itineraries across the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf, Caribbean and the Far East, plus Africa and Latin America, designed for families who want to experience more of a country. Established favourites in Europe have been updated with new family features plus there’s a new addition, Forte Village Resort, in Sardinia and new destination, Sicily and the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort.
The brochure features 47 luxury resorts and hotels which provide professional crèches and kids’ clubs, activities for the whole family or opportunities for ‘me time’ – for both adults and children.
The operator has also put together Ten Worldwide Experiences for families who want to have a real adventure. With older kids in mind – those ready for safari drives, cultural and historical immersion and close-up wildlife experiences, the itineraries include Costa Rica’s beaches, wildlife and volcanoes, the Rock Art and Meerkats of South Africa, Rickshaws, Elephants & Tigers in India, Sri Lanka Culture, Wildlife & Beach and a Wild West Ranch experience with cowboy-craft, fishing, horse-riding and the big skies of Montana, North America.
As an example, a 13-day Rickshaws, Elephants and Tigers holiday costs from £3,684 per adult and £2,240 per child based on two adults and two children in two separate rooms and includes elephant riding at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, jeep game drives to spot Bengal Tigers and a tour of Delhi.
The price includes all sightseeing, transport, flights and bed-and-breakfast accommodation.