Dads entice kids with overseas trips for quality time
G Adventures, the world’s largest adventure travel company, has found more fathers are paying for their son or daughter to come overseas with them in a bid to spend more time with their increasingly independent children.
The number of fathers booking overseas adventures with their adult children increased 17% between 2013 and 2015 and continues to grow as parents find they are spending less time with their millennial children.
But the duos are not looking for a typical fly-and-flop holiday, with fathers more likely to book an active adventure, explained Adrian Piotto, Managing Director G Adventures Australia and New Zealand.
“Our most popular trip for fathers and their adult children is definitely the Inca Trail in Peru. Travellers on this adventure often find that the extra support from a family member not only makes it easier to get to the top, but also makes the experience much more special.”
Adventures in Morocco and Antarctica are also popular among father-son and father-daughter travellers with G Adventures and the company has enjoyed overwhelming positive feedback from the pairs in all destinations.
“My dad found reaching the highest peak of the Inca Trail, Dead Woman’s Pass, hard, and he took longer than the rest of the group. But, as he finished the last 50 metres he was cheered on the whole way by our G adventure group – all ages and nationalities. There were tears of joy from our younger Norwegian companions, and nearly from my Dad himself when he made it! The moment truly encapsulated the genuine feeling of community and togetherness of the group, and is one that I know I will never forget. A priceless experience,” Australian traveller Adam said who travelled on Amazon to the Andes with his dad.
“Reaching Machu Picchu and finishing the trek was one of the most emotional and rewarding experiences of my life. An added bonus was to spend two weeks with my son and share the excitement and thrills with him. The views where mind blowing,” Adam’s father, Alan said.
Adventurers of all ages are catered for with G Adventures who offer Family style trips as well as Active and Classic trips and National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures which are proving very popular with all travellers.