TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - For parents, a March Break family vacation can end up being more work than play, especially if mom and dad haven't done their homework on kid-friendly travel options. And what parents think their kids will enjoy can often leave young ones wondering if they're actually related to mom and dad.
Enter AroundTheWorldwithOscar.com - a website launched by nine-year old Oscar Rogers who travels the world, experiencing firsthand and video documenting, what certain places and resorts are REALLY like for kids.
"Traveling as a kid can be boring. Sometimes our parents have no idea what a place will offer kids. There is very little information out there about family travel that has really been checked out by us kids," says Oscar. "Most resorts say they have the best kids' program, but I actually go and visit, and give you my honest opinion as a kid."
Just in time for March Break, Thomas Cook Travel has partnered with Oscar's World to help families make that oh-so-crucial decision about the family vacation. Visitors to ThomasCook.ca can access Oscar's travel tips and video reviews and photo galleries of his favourite kid-approved vacations.
"We immediately knew Oscar's World would be a great fit for Thomas Cook and our focus on helping families find their best vacation" says Stuart Morris, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Thomas Cook. "We offer travel packages to some of the best family resorts and now consumers can get kid-approved reviews and book their family vacation on one convenient site."
Thomas Cook understands the challenges in finding resorts that can accommodate multiple adults and children in one room so they've done the work for families and provide a summary of all resorts offering family rooms.
Families can book places like Azul Beach Hotel which offers a separate kids' check-in and mini yoga daily. Beaches Resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos offer a Junior Golf Club and the SCRATCH DJ Academy®.
"A kids club should be good for all ages and not just two toys and a TV. I am hunting for kids clubs offering a variety of things to do, indoor and out, for kids of all ages," added Oscar. "We need activities…not just a colouring book and pencil crayons."
Canadians can find more information on Oscar, his videos and top traveler-rated family resorts at ThomasCook.ca.
For more information, specific pricing and easy booking visit ThomasCook.ca or any of the 109 Thomas Cook retail outlets across Canada - where you're always assured the lowest price with their dependable Price Drop Guarantee.
About Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook is a full-service travel agency providing last minute vacations, vacation packages and flight deals. The company is part of Thomas Cook Group plc, one of the world's leading leisure travel companies. Operating in 21 countries, with a network of over 3,400 owned and franchised travel stores worldwide, in Canada the company has a total of 109 retail locations and employs 1,500 travel agents. The company's other Canadian brands include tour operators Sunquest Vacations, Holiday House, Fun Sun Vacations and Exotik Tours, as well as BelAirTravel.com, Thomas Cook Financial Services and charter flights from Thomas Cook Canada. Thomas Cook also oversees operations for Sears Travel's 106 retail shops nationwide as well as Searstravel.ca. For more information visit ThomasCook.ca or find them on Facebook at Thomas Cook Canada.
Image with caption: "Travel sensation Oscar Rogers teams up with Thomas Cook (CNW Group/Thomas Cook Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120306_C2018_PHOTO_EN_10799.jpg
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