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Lifted Travel Restrictions Drive The Rise Of Mommy And Me Travel

Lifted Travel Restrictions Drive The Rise Of Mommy And Me Travel

The invaluable skills one learns when traveling, are empathy and resilience. According to the 2021 State of Motherhood Survey, empathy and resilience are the second and third qualities moms aim to cultivate in their children. Kindness was the first quality. 

In recent years there has been a rise in mommy and me traveling. Today’s parents of school-age children place a high value on good parenting and are somewhat more likely than other generations. Generation Alpha has a close relationship with their mothers; they believe their mothers can drive influence inside and outside the home as working professionals. 

Mommy and me traveling: 

Travel restrictions have been gradually easing across the United States since the late spring or early summer months of 2020. But state lockdowns prohibited mothers from exposing their kids to different communities and cultures. 

Below is the list of mommy and me travel enthusiasts: 

  • Debbie Dos Santos is a single mom and the owner of Journeys Yacht & Travel. She started her company so she would be able to travel the world with her daughter. 
  • Elsewhere Cofounder Craig Zapatka noticed the rise of mommy and me traveling and concluded it was due to two factors: celebrations and education. Mommy and me traveling could also be growing due to social media. Single Parents Who Travel founder Tomika Anderson is also a single mother of one. Her Facebook group has nearly 9,000 single-parent members. 
  • Nikki Pezzopane co-wrote a book with her son based on their travels to 14 countries and 23 states, Slothee Wants Coffee. She too mentioned Facebook groups as a channel that encourages single moms to travel, live their lives, and introduce their children to a new culture. 
  • Cole Banks is the founder of Sisters Traveling Solo. Banks believes that long gone are the days of women being told they have to “slow down and stop traveling once we have kids.” 

It’s been reported that regardless of who they travel with, who pays for the trip, or where they go, women make 80% of all travel decisions. Mommy and me traveling allows these women to plan unforgettable shared experiences with their children and build stronger relationships. 

 This is great news for the travel and hospitality industry, as these single-parent families aren’t just looking to stay in their hotel rooms or lie on the beach all day. They’re using their hard-earned income to spend more on meals, tourism, and consumer goods while traveling with their children. 

Read about the Lifted Travel Restrictions Drive The Rise Of Mommy And Me Travel on Forbes. 

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