lastminute.com named as travel partner for government educational family initiative – Hospitality & Catering News
With their expert knowledge and 20 years of experience in family travel, lastminute.com have been named the official family travel partner for the government supported new ‘Your Family Plan’ initiative. The scheme comprises a handbook, which is given to all parents who register the birth of their new baby, containing helpful information and tips on all aspects of family life, including travelling.
Around 10% of customer requests received by lastminute.com are related to travelling with young children, including requests for a bassinet or sky cot, adding a baby to the booking when pregnant, car seats for transfers, travelling with buggies and more. The online travel agent have extensive experience in handling these request and arranging travel for families with young children, so customers can rest assured that they are in safe hands.
The team at lastminute.com are committed to helping their customers find whatever makes them ‘pink’ and they know that the first holiday with a new little one is all about ‘first times’: the first time they’ll feel the sand between their tiny toes, their first chance to swim in the sea, their first time in an airplane. It can seem daunting to any parent, but with the right tools that ‘Your Family Plan’ provides, a ‘pink’ holiday isn’t far away.
From airline policies, to booking the right type of accommodation and what to do at each stage of your journey, parents will receive a wealth of advice and knowledge in the handbook. They will also have access to an online help hub, which will be an informative resource for those travelling with children and infants. Each handbook also contains a unique voucher code for new parents to make use of money off their next holiday with lastminute.com. lastminute.com have even created their own page with helpful tips and content to help families plan their trip.
Reigo Eljas, Country Director UK & Ireland at lastminute.com, says, “Travelling the first time as a family can be extremely intimidating for new parents, but our team are here to make life easier and ensure your family holiday is everything you dreamed of. We are thrilled to be the official travel partner for the ‘Your Family Plan’ initiative, and we’re sure it will provide the advice and confidence parents need to make their first family holiday truly memorable. We have packed the pages with helpful information and tried-and-tested tricks, as compiled by lastminute.com parents themselves. Travelling with children doesn’t have to be stressful, and our experienced team know all the tricks to make it smooth and painless for new parents.”