Multi-generational holidays are now more popular than ever before. Instead of lonely trips with just one or two people, more and more vactioners are preferring to travel with the whole family these days. 50 percent of travelers vacationed with several of their family members last year, a figure that is projected to increase in 2019.
The 3G Family Travel Index made by St Pettitts Travel, lays out the countries around the globe that are most worthwhile holiday spots for vacationers of all ages. The country that ranked the highest was New Zealand, Spain came in second place, and Portugal was third. In the categories of safety and attractiveness of natural assests, New Zealand took the top spot, which isn’t unexpected seeing as it is the home of the Mt. Cook National Park with mesmerizing mountains and glaciers, and Piha Beach, a favoured surf destination. New Zealand also has over 15,000 km (9320 miles) of coastline, and is considered to be the second most peaceful country on the planet.
Top ten countries
Rated by sunshine, price, relaxation, culture, safety, scenery, hiking, tourism services, sightseeing, beach, and adventure, the top ten countries are:
- New Zealand
Spain and Portugal also scored rather high in various sectors. For example, Portugal gets to see an average of 151 sunshine filled days each year, and nearly half the year is sunny in Spain. Both these countries are ranked in the top 20 in regards to safety, which factors in homicide, terrorism, and reliability of the police force. Spain is also home to 47 World Heritage Sites such as the Garajonay National Park and the Tower of Hercules.
Canada also scored fairly well as it has 19 World Heritage Sites like the Niagara Falls and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. It also has more than 200,000 km (124,274 miles) of coastline, an obvious attraction for any families wanting pristine beach time on their vacation.