One of the best parts to being a travel consultant is getting to know our clients and learning about their interests. Sure, we learn about whether you prefer the beach or the pool, if you like 4 star or 5 star hotels or if you prefer history or adventure related tours but what we really enjoy is learning more about your personal interests because that is where we can add our extra special touch.

Travel suppliers often partner with other companies and brands. This may not be breaking news to you or even sound very interesting, but it can add an extra special layer to your holiday.

Did you know that Tauck, an excellent company to travel with as they believe that how you see the world matters, have partnered with BBC Earth? Perhaps you love nature, maybe you’re an aspiring photographer or videographer; you could even be a BBC fan. Any of these interests that we find out about you means that we can match you up to not only your perfect holiday but an extremely personalized holiday where you can also meet others who share the same interests.

Tauck’s Costa Rica Family itinerary has been enhanced so that you will experience Costa Rica from a new perspective. You will gain filmmaker insights through the use of underwater microphones and motion-activated camera traps. Not only do you gain a richer understanding of Costa Rica, but also for any aspiring photographer or videographer, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Exposing your children to something like this could inspire them in a way that you didn’t think was possible just by going on your family holiday. The best part will be that you will be there to see the transformation and the spark of something big.

Princess Cruises have partnered with Discovery. Do you have a family member who loves MythBusters, Deadliest Catch or Shark Week? There are a number of cruise lines that can be a good fit for your family and if we are suggesting Princess along with a different cruise line and find out that your eldest son loves sharks, well we’ll be able to suggest a Princess Cruise itinerary that features Shark Week activities.

Another advantage to travel suppliers partnering with other companies is that there is a perfect balance of your family holiday and your special interest. If Dad is the only one in the family who loves stargazing, you can still take a wonderful Princess family cruise and Dad can enjoy the interactive guided tour with a Stargazing Specialist on the top deck whilst the rest of the family are watching the headliner show.

When travel suppliers partner with other companies, they can enhance their already fantastic itineraries. With this partnership, you can take advantage of being able to inject your own personal interests and turn your excellent family vacation into a fantastic, one of a kind family vacation. Travel companies are constantly announcing new partnerships and thankfully, as travel consultants, we are in the know. Consider us your gossipy friend who keeps up with whom is partnering with whom!

About the Author

Rhian Torontow is a Family Travel Consultant with Magical Family Adventures. Rhian creates travel experiences that foster connections in your family that will last a lifetime and transforms your children into open-minded, flexible, well-travelled people. During Rhian’s childhood, her father travelled for work constantly and it was always travel that brought her family back together. You can follow Rhian on Facebook at, Instagram @MagicalFamilyAdventures and you can also connect with her on LinkedIn