More Than 500 New Destination Ratings from VacationsWithKids.com

More Than 500 Respondents Update This Popular Site in the Past 6 Months

www.VacationsWithKids.com has just incorporated more than 500 new destination ratings. This unique Web site lets parents help parents find the best places to take a vacation with children of all ages, including where to stay and what to do. Over the past two years more than 7,500 ratings have been collected.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 10, 2006 — Called www.VacationsWithKids.com, the free site contains ratings and verbatim remarks from families who took vacations with children in the past two years. The ratings data comes from surveys conducted quarterly from January, 2004, to July, 2006, and from the opinion questionnaire on the Web site.

Respondents provided information on the quality of accommodations, the quality of activities, the variety of available dining options and the perceived value for the dollars spent on their vacation. Whether you plan to say two days or a week, the site tells families what makes sense for length of stay, where to stay, and if a family would return to a destination or recommend that destination to other families.

VERTEX Management President, Joe Blumberg, says “VacationsWithKids.com allows travelers to research the key attributes of 220 destinations, including popular cruise destinations. The site is visited daily by hundreds of families reviewing more than 1,500 site pages. Visitors to the Web site can search by state, age of children or number of nights they plan to stay. Further, the update now includes many destinations outside the U.S., including many popular cruise destinations.”

Search results reveal how families rate a destination’s lodging, attractions and other offerings. Many search results also contain a Suggestions Page with verbatim remarks from families who visited that particular destination. To help plan vacations, the Search function on the site includes links to a destination’s official Web site, other family travel planning sites, travel tips and other resources.

“If you look at most of the other major travel sites, they contain evaluations, but those are usually paid advertisements or based on the opinions of just a few visitors,” said Blumberg. “Vacations With Kids is based on research. To our knowledge, vacationswithkids.com is the only family-to-family planning guide with actual ratings of vacation destinations from families with kids for families with kids.”

Vacations With Kids is designed to help families find information not only on commonly visited destinations, but also on vacation spots that, while not well known, may be excellent values and fun for the whole family.

Selected other findings:

- Pensacola, Panama City and Sanibel Island represent good options for Florida vacations. There are excellent activities and attractions for kids without the hype and higher prices of more popular Florida destinations.

- The District of Columbia continues to earn high satisfaction ratings, but Williamsburg, VA is rated equally high and represents a much better value.

- The Atlantis Hotel makes the Bahamas a popular vacation destination on a cruise or by air.

- South Bend, IN, got a boost from families with some suggestions to make a 3 to 4 day trip very worthwhile.

About Vertex Management
Vertex Management provides marketing research and training for business-to-business and consumer companies of all sizes. Founded in 1984, the company has conducted hundreds of studies for domestic and international clients using focus groups and surveys. Our proprietary analysis tools provide companies with market intelligence and strategic direction.

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