Bringing teenagers on holiday can be exciting
Posted on Monday 07 May 2012
Indian travellers who are bringing their teenage children or relatives along on a holiday abroad may have to try some tricks to keep young people engaged and entertained. With the right preparation and by visiting the best places for adolescents, families who have teenagers can enjoy a vacation together that will be enjoyable and memorable for everyone.
When beginning to plan their trip abroad, parents will want to check when their children's holiday breaks are from school. According to The Travel Channel's website, adults may want to avoid pulling teenagers from their classes or have them miss big events like school dances, which could harbor them a negative attitude toward the trip from the start.
Once a date has been set, travellers may want choose a destination that will have activities and attractions for all to enjoy. Most major cities are ideal destinations for multi-generational families who want to see the highlights of the area. Metropolises also allow travellers to spend some time trying separate excursions when they want to indulge in age-appropriate sightseeing. For example, teenagers can go see a movie or visit a theme park, while parents stroll through an art museum nearby.
However, exposing teens to grown-up situations can be an exciting experience for them to try for the first time. Young people can get dressed up and indulge in a lavish dinner alongside their parents while sampling new cuisine and exotic dishes. Teens who are given freedom and treated as mature travel companions may fare better during a trip with their families.
While big cities can be a great choice, there are other options for travel destinations when venturing out into the world with teenagers in tow. According to The New York Times, cruises and all-inclusive resorts can be just as great for teens to try abroad. Parents may not want to overly persuade their teenagers it will be fun, but rather allow them to choose how they wish to spend their time in the new locale, which can ease tensions and give teens choices. Although it may be difficult to watch young people spend a couple of hours playing video games when staying on a tropical beach, it may allow them to relax and be more willing to participate in activities later on.
Some organisations are working with teenagers to provide them with information and things to do with some of the world's most iconic landmarks. For instance, Indian travellers who take flights to Sydney with their teenagers can visit the Opera House and connect with the Youth Advisory Board. According to The Daily Telegraph, the group consists of a dozen local individuals aged between 13 and 18 years of age who have been attending shows at the famous venue to get ideas for teen-themed events.
So far, the advisory council hosted a dance party for resident and visiting teens at the Opera House, held between the concerts and plays. This is one of the many initiatives worldwide that some attractions and landmarks are organising to connect with younger generations and entice them to visit classic places.
Before embarking on short breaks or lavish luxury travel excursions with teenagers, Indian travellers may want to check in with the local attractions to see if they have special events or workshops for teens to try on the trip. This can keep younger tourists happy and busy so all can enjoy in a stress-free getaway.
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